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Pee to see, swab to know: mobile STI testing

Date and time
Date & time

October 17, 2019
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Room Atrium
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex
1515 St. Catherine W.
Sir George Williams Campus


This event is free

Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible



In an ongoing effort to make STI testing more accessible and convenient, Concordia Health Services is offering pop-up testing of gonorrhea and chlamydia in the EV-Atrium on Thursday, Oct. 17th.

Here’s how it works:

If you have a penis, a healthcare professional will invite you to urinate in a cup in the bathroom nearby. It’s best if you go one hour without urinating before doing the test.

If you have a vagina, a healthcare professional will instruct you on how to get the sample with a swab in the bathroom nearby. It’s fast, easy and painless.

Afterwards, drop off your sample at the desk, and you’re done! The whole process takes a few minutes.

It takes approximately 2 weeks for the clinic to receive your test results. Book your follow-up on-the-spot, or come to the walk-in clinic whenever it’s convenient for you. The nurse will explain your results, and give you treatment or refer you to appropriate resources if necessary.

Your conversation with the nurse is private and samples are taken in the EV bathrooms behind a closed stall. We do need your Medicare or Blue Cross card so we can send your sample to the lab.

Why get tested?

  • Sexually transmitted infections create a lot of suffering, distress and worry among our students, which can interfere with achieving academic goals.
  • Rates of STIs like chlamydia and gonorrhea are on the rise in Québec, and young people between 15 and 24 — university-age — are most at risk of getting and spreading these infections.
  • According to the American Sexual Health Association, one in two sexually active young people will get an STI by the age of 25.
  • Gonorrhea and chlamydia are curable!
  • You could have a sexually transmitted infection without any symptoms, but physical damage can still result, and you could be spreading the infection to others.

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