The psycho-social services provided by Checkpoint are complemented by medical support. Together, we focus on the sexual health of our clients:
“Sexual health and health in general, well-being and the quality of life are inextricably linked. It is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity.
Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.“
(WHO definition 1975)
If you wish or need to consult with a physician when you visit our centre, you may directly refer to the medical services at Checkpoint. We offer these services precisely to make it easier for you access medical consultation.
One reason to see a doctor may be simply to talk about personal concerns.
Other reasons for consulting with a physician may be the desire to seek advice on vaccination or to be vaccinated, or to receive treatment or follow-up care for sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Or you might merely wish to talk about your testing result while choosing to receive the subsequent treatment from your general practitioner. Medical advice can be provided both as part of the medical services covered by statutory health insurance and on a self-pay basis.
The possibility of preventing HIV infection through medicine (pre-exposure prophylaxis - PrEP) is enhanced by interlinking psycho-social counselling and medical care. Checkpoint provides PrEP counselling, prescriptions and monitoring.
Also these treatments are offered both as part of the medical services covered by statutory health insurance and on a self-pay basis.
In the case of post-exposure prophylaxis through medicine (PEP) after sexual risk exposure, it may become necessary to seek medical advice quickly. A physician should be consulted within 72 hours after the exposure.
During the day, you can reach the Checkpoint staff at phone number 0761 - 151 46 64 44.
The department of infectious diseases of Freiburg university hospital can be reached during service hours through the medical clinic reception desk at phone number 0761 - 270 34010.
Outside service hours, in the evenings, on weekdays and on holidays, please call the emergency surgery of the association of statutory health insurance physicians located at Freiburg university hospital, Hugstetter Str. 55, 79106 Freiburg.
Medical appointments can be arranged by email or phone (email@example.com, 07 61 - 1 51 46 64 44) or during your visit to Checkpoint.