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Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinics

BCCDC diagnoses, treats and provides information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at its clinic in Vancouver.
Our Clinic

Our 12th Avenue Clinic provides:

  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV
  • Counselling
  • Gardasil (HPV) and Hepatitis A and B vaccines for people who meet eligibility criteria

The clinic is free and confidential, and MSP is not required. 

655 West 12th Avenue 

Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R4

Clinic entrance is on the west side of BCCDC building


  • Monday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To book an appointment, please call 604-707-5600 during clinic hours.


A limited number of drop-in appointments are available from Monday to Friday (Saturdays are by appointment only). We will do our best to accommodate drop-ins, but are not able to guarantee availability. Appointments are recommended.


NOTE: STI Express Testing is by appointment only.


STI Express Testing

Express Testing is a convenient and fast way to get routine STI/HIV tests. This service is available for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, syphilis and Hepatitis C.

When you arrive:

  • You will fill out a short questionnaire at the clinic to determine which tests will be done, and will then see a phlebotomist to provide testing specimens. 
  • You will not be able to see a nurse at that time.

If you require an appointment due to any of the following, then express testing is NOT for you:

  • Experiencing symptoms of an STI
  • You have had recent sexual contact with someone who tested positive for an STI and you require testing and treatment
  • Have had a recent condomless encounter and are wanting to access HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis or emergency contraception
  • If you would like to speak to a nurse for any other reason

Please call 604-707-5600 during main clinic hours to book – by appointment only.

  • Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Kindly do not arrive early for your appointment, as we may not be able to accommodate you in our waiting area.
  • A medical mask will be provided to you for your visit.
  • If you develop symptoms that could be related to COVID-19, influenza or a cold prior to your appointment please call to reschedule.


Other Services

In addition to appointments at our 12th Avenue clinic, BCCDC also provides routine STI screening through the following programs:

Three Bridges Community Health Centre – Tuesdays Only

BCCDC is offering STI Screenings at the Three Bridges Community Health Centre by appointment only.

Gardasil and Hepatitis A and B vaccine are available for those who meet the eligibility criteria for publicly funded vaccines. 

Please call 604-707-5600 during main clinic hours to book an appointment.

Get Checked Online

It’s an easy way to test for sexually transmitted infections (STI) without visiting a health care provider. In a few steps you can create a lab form, go to a participating lab location to provide your samples, and get your results online or over the phone.

GetCheckedOnline is operated by the BC Centre for Disease Control. It is currently available in Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Victoria, Langford, Duncan, Kamloops, Nelson and Kimberley. 

You will need an access code to create an account, but you do not require a BC health card. If you would like to create an account, you can request a code here or you can follow this link to get started. 

Visit GetCheckedOnline


If you are experiencing symptoms, please call 604-707-5600 to book an appointment with a nurse at our 12th Ave Clinic or your healthcare provider.

Bute Street Clinic 

The clinic remains closed at this time.


Plan Your Visit

Partners in Care

You are an important member of your care team. Here are some ways you can get involved with your own care and prepare for your visit.

Your rights & responsibilities at the clinic

  • Kindly do not arrive early for your appointment, as we may not be able to accommodate you in our waiting area.
  • A medical mask will be provided to you for your visit. 
  • If you develop symptoms that could be related to Covid-19, influenza or a cold prior to your appointment please call to reschedule.

Making sure we are caring for the right person is important and you will be asked for two ways to identify yourself. You may be asked for your first name, last name, health card, date of birth or driver’s licence or other identifiers. 

It’s okay to speak up if you don’t understand something about your care. Ask for written information to take home with you. Write down questions so you don’t forget them. Ask for an interpreter if you are hearing-impaired or if English is not your first language. 

Tell us if you have a condition that might make a fall more likely (e.g. seizure disorder, poor balance, feeling faint). Let your clinician know if you have any history of dizziness, light-headedness or fainting at the sight of needles or when blood is drawn. Immediately report any symptoms such as dizziness and light-headedness. Let the care team know if you have fallen in the last 3 months or might need a wheelchair. 

Tell us if you have any known allergies, for example reactions to medication, food, latex and Band-Aids. Tell us immediately if you’ve had a bad reaction to any medication. Bring a list of your current medications used at home, including vitamins, herbals, inhalers and over-the counter medications.


If you notice that a medication looks different from what you have been given before, ask us to check the medication and explain why it has changed. Make sure to keep the list up to date. You may use a medication card for this list. Ask if you are unsure about a medication’s purpose or how to take it. 

Use alcohol hand sanitizer or soap and water after coughing or sneezing, after using the washroom or changing a diaper, or touching or examining your genital area. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue into a garbage can and immediately clean your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not your hand. 

Your privacy is important to us and we take the utmost care to protect your information. If you would like a copy of your health care results, please tell your health care provider at the time of your testing. You will need to show photo identification. Please ensure you respect the privacy of other clients by not taking pictures at any time.

If you have a concern about your care, please discuss it with us and either contact the staff person directly, ask to speak with a supervisor or manager, or complete a comment card. If you are not satisfied with the response, please contact the Patient Care Quality Office.


Partners in Care handouts

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