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Confidential Sexual Health Testing

Northwestern Health Unit sexual health clinics provide free, confidential testing.  At the clinic, you can get tests for:

  • Sexually transmitted infection - we provide testing, treatment and follow-up for STIs like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis
  • Blood-borne infections - testing and follow-up are provided for  Hepatitis BHepatitis C, Syphilis and HIV
    • On-site and anonymous HIV testing is available in Kenora, Dryden, Sioux Lookout , Red Lake and Fort Frances.
  • Pregnancy - testing, referrals and counselling are available.

Positive? Me?
Learn more about the importance of getting tested.

Contact the sexual health clinic to book an appointment in your community.  

What to expect during an appointment
Knowing what to expect at a sexual health clinic appointment can calm your nerves and help you to know what your session with a Public Health Nurse will be like. Click link above to find out more.

Cervical cancer screening
Regular screening can help detect cervical cancer early. Learn more about screening and new Pap test guidelines for women.

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