In the case of an Emergency, please go directly to the nearest Hospital. Your clinic number will be called by the nurse 30 minutes prior to the clinic start time to assess your needs. How to prepare for your visit Please do not urinate 1 hour before your visit It is best that you eat and drink before your blood test When you arrive Triage process: You will be asked to fill out a registration form by the front reception staff which includes your contact information.
The nurse will call your clinic number to discuss briefly the reason s for your visit and give a quick overview of the clinic process. This information will be used to start a medical record for you or retrieve your existing file.
Each client receives a number, which will be used to identify you during your visit. Please note that clients are not seen in numerical order. Each person is here for a different reason. The clinic's policy is to make sure the most appropriate health care practitioner sees each person as quickly as possible.
In order to achieve this, sometimes clients are seen out of order from their assigned numbers. Expect your visit to last more than an hour. The visit may include an assessment, on site testing, blood work and treatment. The interview When your number is called you will be seen by a nurse who will ask you a series of questions, including: The information you share with any health care practitioner at the clinic is completely confidential.
At this time, the nurse may provide you with information about STBBI sexually transmitted and blood borne infections , safer sex and birth control options. This is also your opportunity to ask any questions you have about sex or sexual health and to voice your concerns. After your interview, if an exam is required you will be directed to an examination area where a doctor or nurse practitioner will see you. Depending on the number of clients on the day of your visit, there may be a wait before you are brought to an examination room.
During the exam, the doctor or nurse practitioner may do a number of tests depending on your assessment, whether you have symptoms and your risk for sexually transmitted infections.
Most infections have a "window period" before they can be detected. The table below summarizes how we conduct our most common tests, and the window periods associated with each infection. Based on your sexual history, the health care practitioner will determine what type of testing is appropriate at the time of your visit. Tests conducted at the Sexual Health Clinic Infection.