Checkpoint STI Testing Clinic

Checkpoint express clinic does sti testing for men who have sex with man. In the photo an sti test is taken from the mouth.

Page last reviewed 7.10.2021

Checkpoint STI Testing Clinic is for gay, bi and other men who have sex with men and it takes place once a month at Hivpoint.

Checkpoint STI Testing Clinic is organized in co-operation with MSC Finland, Tom’s Club with financial support of Spartacus fund.

Checkpoint STI Clinic: Tuesday 19th of October

The clinic operates by appointment. To make an appointment, first name and phone number is needed. Book an appointment via our phone helpline or chat service.

Only a limited number of testing appointments available!

The clinic is free of charge.

Checkpoint STI Testing Clinic is located in Kalasatama

We have moved! The Helsinki office is now located in Kalasatama. The new address is Hermannin rantatie 2 B.

How does the Checkpoint STI Testing Clinic work?

  • The clinic is only for sexually active gay, bi and other men who have sex with men.
  • All services are free of charge.
  • The clinic is primarily for people who are at risk of STIs and don’t have symptoms. If you have symptoms of STIs you should see a doctor who can make a decision to start the treatment already based on your symptoms. Contact: Outpatient Clinic for STIs in Helsinki.
  • There is an HIV test available at the clinic if needed (blood test). You can also get tested for Hepatitis C (blood test) based on a risk assessment.
  • Chlamydia and gonorrhea samples are taken from urine, throat and anus.
  • Remember not to urinate at least 1 hour before giving the urine sample!
  • The syphilis test is a blood test.
  • Syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV and Hep C samples are sent to a laboratory and we will call the clients within few days if any of the test results are positive.
  • Note! We are not contacting clients if all the test results are negative.
  • All clients with positive results will be referred to treatment.
  • Chlamydia and gonorrhea tests cannot be taken if you are taking antibiotics. The tests can be taken a week after antibiotic treatment.
  • You have to show your identity card (for the laboratory system).
  • You don’t need a Finnish social security number or residence permit in Finland to use the clinic’s services. Also people only visiting Finland can use the clinic.
  • All client information is confidential.
  • Tests / results from clinic do not come to omakanta service (kanta.fi)
  • For your own benefit, we inform positive chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis test results to health care providers so that you can get the best possible treatment.

Cancellation

To cancel your booked appointment, please send an e-mail: sami.tuunainen@hivpoint.fi
Include date, time, first name and phone number to the e-mail.

COVID-19 safety

At Checkpoint STI Testing Clinic both clients and employees wear face masks. We’ll offer you a mask if you don’t have your own.

Please don’t come to the clinic if you have any symptoms of illness!

Low-threshold STI testing for gay, bi and other men who have sex with men

Checkpoint STI Testing Clinic was found as a part of a development project funded by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (2018-2020). The aim of the project was to develop low-threshold STI testing and sexual health counselling services for gay, bi and other men who have sex with men and who have increased risk of HIV and other sexually tranmitted infections. The clinic’s services have become popular the results are successful. It has been decided to continue the services of the clinic every 1-2 months at Hivpoint’s office in Kalasatama.

Checkpoint STI testing Clinic is developing new ways to carry out STI testing. Based on the clinic’s visitor data and results, the services are constantly being developed. However, efforts have been made to implement the testing services as smoothly and quickly as possible.

Free HIV and other STI tests are available at public health care

Checkpoint STI testing Clinic is open only occasionally. At other times, free HIV and other STI tests are available at your own public health center or at STI outpatient clinics.

Note! Despite the general guidelines, Helsinki STI outpatient clinic (HUS) offers STI testing for sexually active gay, bi and other men who have sex with men even in situations where they are not experiencing any symptoms of STIs.