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:
To get started using GetCheckedOnline, follow these steps:
||Create an account. Enter your promotional code or click on the link in your invitation email to set up your account. You will be asked 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. 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.
||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.
Who 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 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 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 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 BCCDC 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.