STI Testing Clinics: Summer 2024

Student Health Services now offers asymptomatic (this means no symptoms) testing clinics for STIs (sexually transmitted infections). Students have two options to access: 

  1. Drop-in STI Testing Clinics every Monday to Thursday from 1pm to 3pm

  2. Book an appointment with a nurse Monday to Friday by calling 519-824-4120 x52131

Students must be symptom-free to see a nurse for STI testing.  


STI Testing Location & Drop-in Hours 

Location: Student Health Services, on the main floor of the J.T. Powell Building (Vaccarino Centre for Student Wellness, 168 Reynolds Walk) 

Hours: Mondays to Thursdays 1-3pm, every week

How to Access: Students can drop-in during clinic hours (no appointment necessary) and will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Students may also call 519-824-4120 x52131 to book a spot in advance.


Standard Asymptomatic STI Testing FAQ 

Who is this for? 

Any registered University of Guelph student who is sexually active – regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation or relationship status. 

What does it test for and how?  

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: two of the most common bacterial STIs. Urine and/or self-swabs will be collected. The nurse can assist with additional site exposure (such as throat) if you wish.   

Do I need to have symptoms to get tested?  

No, you do not need to have symptoms to obtain a standard STI test. Some people are infected but don’t experience any symptoms at all. Regular STI testing is recommended for all sexually active individuals.  

What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms?  

If you have symptoms of an STI, you should obtain an STI test as soon as possible. That is easily done by calling into Student Health Services at 519-824-4120 x52131 to book an appointment with a physician, or by calling WDG Public Health at 1-800-265-7293 x7006. In the interim, using barrier contraceptive (condoms) during sexual activity or abstaining altogether until you get your results is strongly recommended. 

What if I have questions about STIs or other topics? 

The nurses at Student Health Services are very knowledgeable about sexual health in general, and they are available to answer your questions during your appointment. 

Bloodwork STI Testing FAQ 

Is testing for HIV, Hepatitis B and C and other STIs available?  

Tests that involve bloodwork are not offered at Student Health Services, but a SHS physician can refer you to an external testing facility. Following your nursing appointment, you can book an appointment to speak with a physician about whether you may be at risk for less common STIs such as VDRL (syphilis), Hepatitis B and C, and HIV. If it is determined you may be at risk, the physician will order any test that might be necessary, and you will receive a requisition to take to any LifeLab to get your blood tested. You can also book these tests directly through WDG Public Health (160 Chancellor’s Way, Guelph).