Please note, due to COVID-19 emergency protocols, not all services are available. To find out what is available. visit the Book Appointment page.
HIV and STI Testing
The Safe Space offers free and confidential HIV and STI testing and counselling. Current tests available include: HIV rapid test, HIV delayed test, Syphilis, , and Hepatitis B and C. HIV rapid test results are returned in 20 minutes, while results from the other tests can take 1-3 weeks. Gonorrhoea and chlamydia are not currently available due to the la having no reagent to do the tests. Please visit the Book Appointment page to see when testing is available
Drop In Center
The Safe Space is a drop-in center for sexual and gender minorities and is a space where persons are free to express themselves. The Safe Space offers some amenities to its community free of cost. The amenities include; wifi, computer access, TV and kitchen amenities (fridge, microwave, stove, storage). Please note that due to COVID-19, The Safe Space is currently closed from drop-ins, but will re-open shortly
Gender Affriming Care
We provide gender affirming care to those persons who wish to transition to the sex that aligns with their gender identity. Please reach out to us if you would like to access this service as the resident doctor is on call and therefore there is no set clinic time
On select days, there will be a clinic available for persons to see a doctor. The types of services the doctor can provide include: General Checkups Consultations, HIV/STI testing, Pap Smears. Check out our Booking Page for the times the services are available. Unfortunately, the Doctors clinic is not currently available. However, you can contact us for referrals to sensitised doctors.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a course of HIV drugs taken by HIV-negative people to reduce their risk of HIV infection. The anti-HIV drugs in PrEP stop the virus replicating in your body. If you are exposed to HIV but have been taking PrEP correctly, you can have a 92%- 96% resistance to infection. Currently, PrEP is only available for those who are already registered for PrEP and not for new users. You ca register for PrEP HERE, and if there are available spots during our clinic we will give you a call.
Through a collaboration with the Barbados Family Planning Association, we are able to provide psycho-social counselling. There will be two psychologists available every Thursday from 4 – 7 p.m. They are even available virtually! If you cannot make that time, feel free to contact us to see what other options are available. This counselling service is free and strictly for the LGBTQ+ community