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PRELIB

SELF-TESTING CENTER

STI screening has never
been so simple.

Schedule an appointment

Prélib offers

Confidential online medical file

Confidential online medical file

Non-judgemental medical evaluation

Non-judgemental medical evaluation

Quick access to an appointment

Quick access to an appointment

Self-screening and secure online results access

Self-screening and secure online results access

How does it work?

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Complete your Prélib file

Create your file in just a few clicks

Complete your online medical consultation

Complete your Prélib file

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Schedule an appointment

Online medical services temporarily covered with the Quebec RAMQ health insurance card (COVID-19 context)

Pay the medical e-consultation fee of $41.50 if you don’t have a Quebec health insurance card

Receive personalized advice

Schedule an appointment

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Come to our self-testing center

Meet the nurse to have blood samples taken (if needed)

Receive your self-testing material

Pay fees related to testing or sample transport (5$ to 15$ if applicable)

Come to our self-testing center

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Complete your self-screening

Head toward your assigned private screening room

Complete your screening with the help of explanatory videos shown on the screen

Complete your self-screening

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Consult your results and stay up to date

Rapidly receive your online results using the patient portal once you had a phone appointment with a healthcare professional

Know that you will be taken care of quickly in the event of a positive result

Consult your results and stay up to date

Frequently asked questions

01 How did Prélib get its start?
02 Who is Prélib aimed at?
03 What are the requirements for screening at Prélib?
04 What are the advantages of screening at Prélib?
05 What are the limitations and risks of screening at Prélib?
06 How much does it cost?
07 Which STIs will I be screened for?
08 Which STIs are not included?
09 Should I get tested?
10 What frequency of screening is recommended?
11 What is the delay needed to detect an STI following an exposure?
12 When should I see a healthcare professional?
13 What should I know before my appointment?
14 How do I change or cancel an appointment?
15 How will I obtain my results?
16 Where can I receive treatment?
17 What information is collected?
18 How is my privacy protected?
The four physician founders of Quorum Medical Clinic decided to combine telecommunications technology with STI expertise in a way that would improve accessibility to screening while limiting the shame and judgement that is sometimes felt when talking about sexuality.
01 How did Prélib get its start?
The four physician founders of Quorum Medical Clinic decided to combine telecommunications technology with STI expertise in a way that would improve accessibility to screening while limiting the shame and judgement that is sometimes felt when talking about sexuality.
02 Who is Prélib aimed at?
Prélib, located in downtown Montreal, aims its services at everyone aged 15 and older who would like to be screened for STIs. (see Should I get tested?) Notably, Prélib screening services are not recommended in certain situations. (see When should I see a healthcare professional?)
03 What are the requirements for screening at Prélib?
— Valid piece of ID — Your valid RAMQ health insurance card if you are a cardholder. Note that without a valid RAMQ card, you will be required to pay private fees. — Be 15 years of age or older — No STI symptoms or pregnancy (see When should I see a healthcare professional?)
04 What are the advantages of screening at Prélib?
— Confidentiality and online completion of medical consultation, in complete privacy — Rapid screening with a pathway to treatments that limit serious STI complications — Help to protect your past, present, and future partners
05 What are the limitations and risks of screening at Prélib?
— Prélib does not screen for all STIs (see Which STIs are not included?) — In certain situations, seeing a healthcare professional directly is preferred (see When should I see a healthcare professional?) — Even though screening tests are very accurate, certain limitations exist — Screening tests might not be able to detect infections if the exposure is too recent (depending on the STI) (see What is the delay needed to detect an STI following an exposure?)
06 How much does it cost?
If you are a RAMQ health insurance cardholder: — Online medical services as well as electronic medical consultation temporarily free of charge (COVID-19 context) — $5 to $15 for fees related to the transport of samples (if applicable) — Please note that transportation costs are free for clients aged 15 to 20 years. If you do not have a RAMQ card, you will have to pay private medical fees: — $41.50 (taxes not included) per medical e-consultation — Private lab sample analysis fees (cost varies)
07 Which STIs will I be screened for?
Prélib offers you screening services for the following STIs: — Chlamydia — Gonorrhea — Hepatitis B — Hepatitis C — Syphilis — HIV — If you would like to be examined and screened for an STI not listed above, it is recommended that you consult a healthcare professional.
08 Which STIs are not included?
For all other STIs, it is necessary to consult a healthcare professional. Some examples of STIs that are not included in our screening are hepatitis A, genital herpes, genital warts, and vaginitis.
09 Should I get tested?
— Screening services could be for you if one of the following applies: — You would like to be screened for STIs — You have a stable relationship and you would like to stop using condoms — You or one of your partners has had sex without a condom — You have consumed drugs by injection or inhalation — You have received a tattoo or piercing with non-sterile materials — You have doubts about your past partners, your sexual practices, or your possible contact with blood, and you are worried that you could have an infection
10 What frequency of screening is recommended?
— The recommended frequency of screening varies between 3 and 12 months for a sexually active person, depending on their behaviours.
11 What is the delay needed to detect an STI following an exposure?
The delay needed to detect an STI (the “window period”) can be up to: — Chlamydia: 14 days — Gonorrhea: 7 days — Syphilis: 12 weeks — Hepatitis B: 12 weeks — Hepatitis C: 12 weeks — HIV: 8 weeks
12 When should I see a healthcare professional?
Prélib screening services are not recommended in the following situations: — You or one of your partners has symptoms of an STI (for example, genital itching, discharge, or discomfort) — One of your partners received an STI diagnosis — You would like to be tested for one of the STIs that is not included in Prélib services (see Which STIs will I be screened for?) — You are less than 15 years of age — You are or could be pregnant — You have had non-consensual sex or sexual contact (sexual assault)
13 What should I know before my appointment?
— Review all information and instructions provided to you by email — Bring your RAMQ health insurance card (if you are a cardholder) — Have a debit or credit card to pay for transportation costs ($5 to $15, if applicable) — Do not urinate during the 1 hour before the test
14 How do I change or cancel an appointment?
— You can modify without any penalty up to 4 hours before the time of your appointment via your Prélib file online. — All modifications made less than 4 hours before your appointment could be subject to an administrative fee of $15. — In case of cancellation of your appointment, fees related to the online medical consultation cannot be reimbursed (if applicable).
15 How will I obtain my results?
— Results will be rapidly posted online via the patient portal — If you have one or more positive or abnormal results, you will be contacted by phone or email and directed to the proper care based on your results. — If you do not see your results online within 7 days after your appointment, please email us at info@prelib.com
16 Where can I receive treatment?
Prélib works in collaboration with Quorum Medical Clinic where a quick appointment is possible, if desired. All you need to do is make an appointment directly online at www.cliniquequorum.com, or by calling 514-360-0614 or visiting during the timeframes where no appointment is necessary.
17 What information is collected?
— Personal and basic contact information to correctly identify your records and to contact you in the case of a positive result — Payment information to pay online medical consultation fees — Information about your health and your sexual history to evaluate your risk of having contracted an STI and to provide you with personalized recommendations — Positive results for certain STI tests must be reported to local public health authorities and are kept in secure databases
18 How is my privacy protected?
— All personal and medical information is kept securely and in accordance with Quebec and Canadian laws

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