Getting Tested

Your nearest walk-in clinic should offer a lab requisition for HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Tests requested to a local lab or testing services onsite. If you have a primary health provider and are comfortable talking about HIV and STI testing with them, they can also give you a lab requisition. If you are attending a local university or college, please check in with your health services.

If you do not know what tests to ask for visit this safer sex guide or text us anonymously at 519-569-9521. If you are over the age of 29, visit

HIV Testing ONLY:

ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo and Area)

Location: 5-1770 King St. E, Kitchener ON.
Hours: Walk-in Clinic Monday - Friday, 9 am - 6 pm (closed 1 pm - 2 pm for lunch)
Website: You're on it! The Doin' It Sexual Health Resource is run by ACCKWA's Youth Sexual Health Department. If you want to book a Rapid HIV Test with Youth Department staff, click here. 

*This testing service is for Rapid HIV Testing ONLY. It is free, anonymous and health cards are NOT required. 

HIV and STI Testing:

If you have a health card:

Onyx Urgent Care

Location: 580 Lancaster St. Kitchener ON.
Phone: Call 519-896-6699 between 9am-11pm all week
Hours: Walk-in Clinic Monday - Friday, 5 pm -9 pm; Sunday 3 pm - 7 pm. Mo

* will accept patients without a health card but additional fees may apply

Benton Medical Clinic

Location: 51 Benton St. Kicthener, ON
Phone: Call 1-226-240-3014
Hours: Walk-in Clinic Monday- Friday, 8 am - 5 pm; Saturday 9 am - 3 pm

* will accept patients without a health card but additional fees may apply

Cover Health, Virtual Clinic:

Location & website: This virtual clinic is facilitated by doctors and lab requisitions for HIV and STI testing can be sent to your local lab. 
Hours: Open Monday - Friday, 9 am - 10 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 8 pm

If you do not have a health card and are between the ages of 14-24 (not currently enrolled in post-secondary education):

Waterloo Region Public Health Sexual Health Clinic

Location: 99 Regina St. Waterloo ON. and 150 Main St. Cambridge ON.
Phone: Call 519-883-2267 to request an appointment or speak to a nurse. You should except a wait time as you will likely be queued. You will be screened by a non-medical pro0fessional first. If you have medical questions, advocate to speak to a nurse directly. 
Hours: Appointments are limited and only available on Wednesdays. 

If you test positive for an STI, you are not alone. Do not accept any shame or blame feelings from anyone - STIs are extremely common, it’s just that nobody talks about them because of stigma (which just creates more stigma). It might take a while to process your feelings: you might be in denial, feel angry, feel hurt or disappointed, you might feel scared or ashamed. All of those feelings are normal. Please trust us when we say that we encounter so many people who have felt the same way once they learned they had an STI. Many STIs can be cured, and the rest can be treated so that you can still have fun, safer sex.

Text us anonymously at 519-569-9521 if you have any questions about going for testing, symptoms that are worrying you, or for tips on how to disclose to partner(s) about an STI.