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Do you check for head lice at your clinic?
Hi Our clinic is focused on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) so we don’t recommend that people come to our clinic just for a head lice check, but if someone is at our clinic for something that is STI related and concerned that they may have head lice we will check that for the client. If someone was concerned that they may have pubic lice our clinic would be a good place to come for a... Read Full Answer
what is the cost for out of province testing or will my Alberta health care number work.
Hi, and thanks for your question It will depend on which clinic you go to for testing. If you visit a walk-in-clinic they will be less likely to bill Alberta Health for your visit and you will be more likely to have to pay out of pocket for the visit. Each clinic will have a set of fees associated, including doctor’s fees. You may also have to pay out of pocket to have any lab testing done... Read Full Answer
Are you guys open everyday?
Hi, thanks for writing in I’m not sure exactly to what you’re referring. Our online services are staffed Monday to Friday from 8:30-4:30 with submitted questions being answered during those hours and online nurse chat available typically 2 days a week for 2-3 hours. Keep an eye on the website for updates in chat availability If you’re referring to our clinic services, the BC Centre for... Read Full Answer
Im 24 years old and still a virgin, and i have been experiencing mid cycle spotting for the past 8-9 years and i think its time for me to get a pap test. However, i am very scared to get a test done because I've never been sexually active before or had any sort of penetration so i think my hymen is still in tact. I guess my question is would a gyno still be able to do the test on me and what can i expect? Im just looking for some guidance and words of encouragement because i am very scared but...
Hi, and thanks for writing in with your question It’s really normal to feel scared when thinking that something might be wrong or when facing something unknown, like a first physical exam. The most important thing will be to have a doctor that you can trust and to have a discussion about what symptoms you have been experiencing. That way, together you and the doctor can decide what the best... Read Full Answer
Do I need to make an appointment to do a STI test?
Hi, and thanks for your question. It depends on where you’re testing. Some clinics require appointments and others offer drop-in access. Have a look at our Clinic Finder for a list of clinics in your area. Our Get Checked Online service might also be a good option for you if you live close to one of the participating LifeLabs Let us know if this does not answer your question or if you... Read Full Answer