Testing is very important in addressing HIV. Routine testing, as a part of a person’s healthcare, can significantly reduce the number of new HIV infections in our community. The sooner a person knows their HIV status, the better their options for treatment and their ability to stay in good health. For resources and support, click here.
Any Walk-In or Family Doctor
An Alberta Health card may be required. HIV and STI tests are not necessarily part of routine care and often must be requested.
***CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19***
All services in Calgary have been postponed due to public safety concerns, with the exception of The Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinic located in the Sheldon Chumir Health Centre.
Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinic
The STI Clinic is located on the 5th floor of the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre (1213 4 Street SW). Free and confidential HIV/STI testing is available on a drop-in basis. No Alberta Health Number or referral is required. More information on their website.
Safeworks is a mobile van that can bring testing right to your doorstep, 7 evenings per week. No appointments are required. Safeworks also offers services at outreach sites: The DI (Calgary Drop-In Centre), the Centre of Hope and the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre. For more information: call (403) 850-3755 or visit their webpage.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics *Postponed*
For more information, please go to the Alberta Health Services website.
The Alex *Postponed*
The Alex Youth Health Centre is a supportive place for youth ages 12-24 and provides comprehensive health care services, including HIV and STI testing. Walks-ins are welcome, or make an appointment at (403) 520-6270. More information on their website.
Testing Services for Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM):
- Centre for Sexuality *Postponed*
700, 1509 Centre Street SW. Testing available every Wednesday and Thursday between 3:30 and 7:30 pm. Call (403) 283-5580. More information on their website.
- Goliaths *Postponed*
318B – 17th Avenue SW, Room 100, Fridays between 4:00 – 7:00pm
Testing done onsite through Safeworks on a first come, first served basis. Check in with our HEAT Worker between 4:00 and 4:30pm for questions and to sign-up for testing.
Testing Services for people involved in sex work:
*Postponed* Though a partnership with Safeworks, we and have harm reduction nurses on-site at Shift Calgary on the first and third Thursday of the month between 2 and 3:30pm. Testing, overdose prevention & Naloxone kits, harm reduction supplies & more. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Sexual and Reproductive Health – Brooks Health Centre
440 3 Street E, Brooks, Alberta T1R 0G5. Drop-ins welcome. For hours of operation or information call (403) 501-3303 or visit their webpage.
Sexual and Reproductive Health – Medicine Hat Community Health Services
2948 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8E3. phone: (403) 502-8305. Drop-ins welcome. For hours of operation or information call (403) 502-8305 or visit their webpage.