How it works

GetCheckedOnline is a free and confidential online sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing service provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). To learn how GetCheckedOnline works, watch this video:

Getting Started

To get started using GetCheckedOnline, follow these steps:

Create an account Create an account. Enter your promotional code or click on the link in your invitation email to set up your account. You will need to provide some personal information, including name, date of birth, gender, city and phone number. This is so the lab can process your samples and we can contact you about your results.​
Give samples at a lab Give samples at a lab. Take your lab form to a participating LifeLabs location. You will not be asked to show ID or your BC Care Card. At the lab, you will be asked to give a blood and/or urine sample, and you may be given a swab kit to take home.  Do not bring your lab form to the BC Centre for Disease Control.
Get your test results Get your test results. You will receive an email from GetCheckedOnline letting you know when your test results are ready. If any of your results are positive or inconclusive, a nurse will contact you to talk about treatment or retesting.

Your GetCheckedOnline account will be linked to your electronic chart at the Provincial STI Clinic at BCCDC using a unique number. This is so that we can provide you with the best care possible.
How GetCheckedOnline worksWho can use GetCheckedOnline?

At this time, GetCheckedOnline is available in Vancouver, Victoria, Duncan, Kamloops and Nelson in BC.

If you are coming to a BCCDC STI clinic  in Vancouver for testing, you can sign up for GetCheckedOnline at the clinic. We will send you an email invitation with a link to set up your account. You can also use a promotional code to create your GetCheckedOnline account. Codes are available at a number of locations and through various promotional campaigns in each participating town or city. Click here​ to find out where and how to get a code.  

GetCheckedOnline is a project of the BC Centre for Disease Control. During the first phases of this program, we will be evaluating the service to see how acceptable it is to people. We hope to expand this service to other areas of the province in the future.

 

When should I use GetCheckedOnline?

Before you get started, you should find out if GetCheckedOnline is for you or if it is better to see a health care provider in person. GetCheckedOnline is a great service if you:

  • Want to keep up with regular STI testing.
  • Do not want to see a health care provider for STI testing every time.
  • Have trouble getting to a clinic for testing.

There are times when it is better to see a health care provider. To get the best care, we recommend that you see a health care provider when:

  • You or your sex partners have symptoms of an STI, such as discharge, pain, itching or sores on the genitals.
  • You had sex with someone who has an STI or a sex partner has told you to get tested.
  • You need tests that GetCheckedOnline does ​n​​ot offer.
  • You had sex without your consent (sexual assault).
  • You need a printed copy of your test results with your name on it.

If you need a printed copy of your test results, you can test in person at a BCCD​​C STI clinic, a public health or walk-in clinic, or at your family doctor.  You will need to show ID when testing and picking up your results.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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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