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.
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, but you have to book an appointment. 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
For more information, please go to the Alberta Health Services website.
The Alex *Only for their clients*
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. 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
700, 1509 Centre Street SW. Testing available every Wednesday and Thursday between 3:00 and 7:30 pm. Call (403) 283-5580. By appointment only. More information on their website.
- Goliaths – Returning July 9th 2021!
318B – 17th Avenue SW, Room 100, Fridays between 4:00 – 7:00 pm
PRE BOOK your time for testing as COVID-19 guidelines remain in place. Drop-in access is limited with priority given to booked appointments. Testing is done onsite through Safeworks.
Contact HEAT Worker at (403) 508-2500 ext. 129 or email email@example.com to book an appointment. Let the attendant know you are coming for the testing clinic and check in with HEAT Worker – no fees or registration is required to access this testing option.
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. 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. For hours of operation or information call (403) 502-8305 or visit their webpage.