Don’t be ashamed about getting tested for STIs. You may have an STI and not even know you’re infected. So could your new partner. All sexually active guys and girls need to get tested if they are having sex with a new partner. STI testing in the Yukon is free and confidential.
Yukon Sexual Health Clinic - located in Whitehorse Medical Clinic Building
406 Lambert Street, Whitehorse, (867) 393-6635
Our clinic is open to youth, men, and women who want to:
Tuesday: 12:30pm - 4:00pm and 5:00pm - 7:00pm (drop-in Tuesday from 5-7pm)
Wednesday: 9:00am-12 noon and 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/YSHCwhitehorse
Yukon Communicable Disease Control
Community Health Centres
Klondyke Medical Clinic, 302 Ogilvie St. Whitehorse, (867) 668-4046
Taiga Clinic, 210 Elliott St. Whitehorse, (867) 456-4362
Family Practice Unit, 102–402 Hanson St. Whitehorse, (867) 667-6421
Pine Medical Clinic, 5110 5th Ave. Whitehorse, (867) 668-4353
Whitehorse Medical Services Ltd. 406 Lambert St. Whitehorse, (867) 393-6600
River Valley Medical Clinic, 106 Lambert St. Whitehorse, (867) 667-6491
Parhelion Medical Services, 403 8th St. North, Watson Lake, (867) 536-2565
Dawson City Medical Clinic, 501 6th Ave. Dawson, (867) 993-5744
Blood Ties Four Directions Centre Drop-in and Street Clinic - offers testing for HIV and Hepatitis C
307 Strickland St. Whitehorse, (867) 633-2437 or 1-877-333-2437.
Drop-in Clinic is Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Getting tested is the only way to know for sure if you have an STI. Finding out early if you have an STI like syphilis, chlamydia or gonorrhea is very important to your long-term health and well-being. If you are sexual with a new partner, get tested.
When you go for STI testing, it is important to be completely honest with your nurse or doctor. Remember, you’re in a safe and confidential environment when you get tested, so don’t be afraid to tell the truth about your number of sex partners and any unsafe sexual activity you’ve participated in. If you have any questions about sex, your health care provider is a great person to ask. Take this opportunity to talk with a doctor or nurse about safer sex practises.
The next step on STI testing is usually a physical exam. Your nurse or doctor will do a quick overall examination to look for any visible signs of infection. Special attention will be given to areas where infection is most likely to occur: genitals, skin and throat. Tell your nurse or doctor if anal sex (oral or intercourse) is part of your sexual history. There are four types of tests used to diagnose STIs: