Where to Go

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.

Our testing locations:

Testing Services for Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM):

Goliaths: 308B – 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 heat@hivcl.org 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:

Safeworks + Shift Calgary: Through 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 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Testing, overdose prevention & Naloxone kits, harm reduction supplies & more. Email us at shift@hivcl.org if you have questions. 

 

Other testing locations in Calgary and Sountheastern Alberta:


In Calgary, testing for HIV or other STIs is available through the following:.

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. Call 1-855-945-6700 or 811 (24/t STI and Health Advice). More information on their website.

Safeworks

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.


In Southeastern Alberta, testing is available at:

Sexual and Reproductive Health – Medicine Hat Community Health Services

2948 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8E3. For general information, call (403) 502-8305 or visit their webpage.

Access to STBBI testing:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays – 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Tuesdays – 8:00am-6:00pm

By appointment only, by calling 403-502-8200

No walk- ins under any circumstances.

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.