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GetCheckedOnline was developed by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) as a complementary testing service to help overcome the barriers that many people face in accessing clinic-based testing for sexually transmitted infections and HIV.

What is GetCheckedOnline?

Letter of Endorsement

Read the Letter of Endorsement from Troy Grennan, Physician Lead for the Provincial HIV/STI Program at the BCCDC.​

GetCheckedOnline is an online STI/HIV testing service operated by Clinical Prevention Services at the BCCDC. It is overseen by the Physician ​Lead​​ for the Provincial STI/HIV Program at BCCDC, who is also the ordering provider for all GetCheckedOnline patients. The program offers testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea (urine, throat and rectal swabs), syphilis, HIV and hepatitis C. Specimen collection is available at select LifeLabs locations​ and all testing is performed at the Public Health Lab at BCCDC.

GetCheckedOnline was launched in Vancouver in 2014 following an extensive consultation and development process. In close partnership with Island Health and Interior Health, the program is now expanding to select communities on Vancouver Island and in the BC Interior on a pilot basis.

Any GetCheckedOnline patient with a positive diagnosis is contacted by a BCCDC STI nurse to arrange treatment, discuss partner notification and provide supports as needed. Patients are referred for treatment through referral pathways that have been established by each Health Authority in partnership with local clinicians.

Resources for providers

Resources have been created to support health care providers who are interested in learning more about GetCheckedOnline or who may be providing treatment to a GetCheckedOnline patient.

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Have Questions?

If you can't find answers here, you can ask your questions online at SmartSexResource. A sexual health nurse is available to answer your questions through the website or private chat.

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