HIV/ STI Testing

Getting Tested During COVID-19
See the graphics below to learn how you can get access to HIV and STI testing:




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)

Get Tested and #KnowYourStatus!

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. 

You do not have to wait to get tested if you think you have been exposed to HIV.

People living with HIV who get the right care and support can live long, healthy lives! There are supports available if you test positive for HIV - ARCH is here for you. Our programs are free and confidential.

For more information about support services, click [HERE]
For information on our clinical services, click [HERE]



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]

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

ConnexOntario - Health Services Information for Ontarians

ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling. We are funded by the Government of Ontario.