HIV/ STI Testing

Testing Hours

Due to Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health's COVID-19 response, ARCH Clinic's Anonymous Rapid Point-of-Care HIV testing is cancelled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. If you require HIV testing, please contact our clinic (519-780-5298), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (519-780-5298), or Region of Waterloo Public Health (519-575-4400)

NEW: Important Changes to HIV Testing and the way that it is reported in Ontario.  For information please click [HERE]

HIV & STI Testing

For information on what to expect when getting an HIV Test please click [HERE].

Get Tested!

You do not have to wait to get tested if you have been exposed to HIV or an STI. Depending on your risk factors, follow up testing may be recommended.

Knowing your HIV status is an important part of your sexual health, having the sex you want, getting the health care that is right for you, and caring for your partners and communities. Getting a rapid HIV test takes 20 minutes and you get the results right away. 

People with HIV who get the right care and support can live long, healthy lives. If you test HIV -positive, supports are available. ARCH is here for you. ARCH's programs are free and confidential.

PEP - PEP can stop HIV. You can find more information [HERE],

PrEP - is PrEP right for me? You can find more information on PrEP [HERE].

  • Walk-In. Anonymous, Confidental. Weekly on Monday from 1:30 to 3:00 pm and the 1st and 3rd Monday from 4:30-6:00pm.
  • Appointments are based on a first come first served basis.
  • Please note that from time to time it may be necessary to cancel our testing due to scheduled WDGPHU trainings, holidays and bad weather. Please check back both to this page, and to our event listings for notice.
  • You can find your Clinic Location [HERE] then make an appointment for HIV/STI testing with public health by calling 1-800-265-7293.
  • Drop in to ARCH's offices at 110-77 Westmount Rd., Guelph for a walk-in HIV test on Monday from 1:30-3:00pm. Every first and third Monday from 4:30-6:00 pm.
  • Make an appointment for testing with public health by calling 519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 Ext 1256 or emailing theclinic [at]

Sexual Health Infoline Ontario (SHILO)

A province-wide free anonymous service staffed by professional, multidisciplinary, and multicultural counsellors who offer assistance in different languages that offers anonymous and non-judgmental counselling. Phone 1-800-668-2437. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. / Weekends: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Closed on statutory holidays.

Current, accurate and detailed information and support on:

  • Pre-test and post-test options
  • Information and referral to point of care HIV Rapid Test sites province-wide
  • Safer sex activities
  • Risk assessment
  • STIs
  • Birth control options
  • Emergency contraception
  • Sexuality
  • Relationship concerns
  • Pregnancy and options
  • Sexual orientation
  • Issues related to harm reduction, including injection drug use and needle exchange programs

The Hotline also offers:

  • Refererrals to appropriate clinics and community agencies
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Assistance in problem solving and decision making
  • Individualized time to address each client's needs
  • Complementary service to existing public health and community programs

The Mainline deals with issues related to harm reduction, injection drug use and needle exchange programs. Phone 1-800-686-7544.

Need a Naloxone Kit?  You can find a distribution point closest to your location [HERE].


Health Services Information for Ontarians

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