Welcome to GetaKit

GetaKit is a study from the University of Ottawa, undertaken in partnership with local public health units in Ontario, to evaluate an online assessment and mail-out system for sexual health services, including testing and prevention.

Available services can include HIV self-tests and lab-based testing for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis C, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.

Register to find out what testing might be best for you.

Our purpose

We want to know how many people use these tests, their test results, and if people are linked to care. GetaKit provides HIV self-tests (Ontario-wide) and requisitions and swabs for sexually transmitted infections (some areas of Ontario). Register, complete the risk assessment, and see what tests, supports, and services are recommended for you.

Please remember that willingness to test is an important part of any testing. Because everyone has different needs, we ask that you not create accounts or submit orders on other’s behalf. Any evidence that our service is being used as part of abusive conduct or bullying will result in the immediate suspension of your account.

Read our plain text consent form

STI testing is available in partnership with public health units in Ottawa, Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFLA), Renfrew, North Bay Parry Sound, Lanark Leeds & Grenville, Hastings & Prince Edward County, Peterborough, Windsor, Peel, and Middlesex-London.

Are you eligible?

You may be eligible for STI testing if you: 

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Live in Ontario
  • Have health insurance
  • Are willing to go to a lab for testing
  • Sexually active


You may be eligible for HIV self-testing if you are: 

  • 16 years or older
  • Live in Ontario
  • HIV negative, or unsure of your status
  • Not enrolled in an HIV vaccine trial
  • Not diagnosed with a bleeding disorder
  • Sexually active or use injection drugs

How does it work?

Register online

Order your tests and reqs

Do it at home (self-test) or go to the lab

Get your results

When you use GetaKit

  • You can access sexual health services from the comfort of your home.
  • You receive your results in your account in a few days.
  • You receive reminders when it’s time to re-test

Have a question?

Read our FAQs

Want to get in touch?

Contact us

Need more resources?

If you have symptoms of HIV, or if one of your partners has been recently diagnosed with HIV, or if you think you need PEP, GetaKit may not be the right service for you.

With GetaKit, you’re testing at home but not testing alone.

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