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:

Goliaths & Safeworks – Testing Services for Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)

Fridays between 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Goliaths Bathhouse 308b 17th Ave SE Calgary
Contact info: Heat Worker heat@hivcl.org
Population: gbMSM – trans-inclusive
Accessibile: No

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.

Shift Calgary & Safeworks – Testing Services for people involved in sex work

First and third Thursday of the month, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: HIV Community Link 1603 10th Ave SW
Contact info: shift@hivcl.org
Population: Key populations including sex workers, people who use drugs or those disproportionally by HIV & hepatitis C
Accessible: Yes

Through a partnership with Safeworks, we and have harm reduction nurses on-site at Shift Calgary. 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

Location  Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, 1213 4 St SW Calgary – 5th floor
Contact info: 1-855-945-6700 or 811
Population: adult over 18
Appointment or registration required: Yes

More information on their website.

Safeworks Mobile Van

Location: Comes to you
Contact: (403) 850-3755 or visit their webpage.
Appointment or registration required: No

Safeworks also offers services at outreach sites: The DI (Calgary Drop-In Centre), the Centre of Hope and the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics

Location  Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, 1213 4 St SW Calgary
Contact info: Alberta Health Services website
Population: Everyone
Appointment or registration required: Yes
Accessible: Yes

The Alex *Only for their clients*

Location: The Alex Youth Health Centre
Contact info: (403) 520-6270 or more information on their website
Population: Youth aged 12-24
Appointment or registration required: Yes
Accessible: Yes

Centre for Sexuality – Every Wednesday and Thursday, 3:00 – 7:30 pm.

Location: 700, 1509 Centre Street SW
Contact info: (403) 283-5580 or more information on their website
Population: gbMSM – trans-inclusive
Appointment or registration required: Yes, drop-in available
Accessible: Yes

Mount Royal University

Location: MRU Wellness Services – 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW, Room U16, Calgary
Contact info: https://www.mtroyal.ca/CampusServices/WellnessServices/index.htm
Population: MRU students, staff, and faculty
Appointment or registration required: Yes
Accessible: Yes

University of Calgary

Location: U of C Wellness Services – 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary
Contact info: https://www.ucalgary.ca/wellness-services/contact
Population: U of C students
Appointment or registration required: Yes
Accessible: Yes

SAIT

8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary – NR041, Senator Burns Building
Contact info: 403-284-8666
Population: SAIT students, staff, and faculty
Appointment or registration required: Yes
Accessible: Yes

Bow Valley College

Location: Imagine Health Centre, #100 – 300 6 Ave SE, Calgary
Contact info: https://www.imaginehealthcentres.ca/medical-clinics/calgary-downtown/
Population: BVC students & general public
Appointment or registration required: Yes
Accessible: Yes


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.