For Health Providers
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
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 Labat 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 expanded to select communities on Vancouver Island and in the BC Interior in February 2016, and to one community in Fraser Health in July 2020.
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.