With CHECKPOINT@home you can also carry out your routine tests at home. Home sampling includes tests for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia and gonococcus as well as additional blood analyses for PrEP clients*. CHECKPOINT@home is a pilot project and we are constantly developing the project further. Note: The service is not suitable for people who already have symptoms of STI. Please book an appointment on site.
That’s how it works:
Order test Order your desired Homekit online and pay directly with your credit card.
Homekit received by post We deliver the Homekit to the post office on the same day for orders placed before 12 noon. The delivery via mail currently takes about 3-4 working days.
Send your samples to the laboratory After you have taken your samples (blood/swabs), send them to our laboratory in the enclosed pre-franked return envelope. Instructions are enclosed.
Receive results by text message You receive your results by test message. If the results are positive, we will arrange a treatment appointment with you directly. PrEP clients also receive a telephone call from our doctors.
Our video instructions show you step by step how to take the samples at home. The package also includes detailed written instructions.
Video instructions blood collection
Video instructions male genitalia swabs
Video instructions female genitalia swabs
At the moment we only offer direct payment by credit card at self-paying prices, which cannot be submitted to the health insurance company.
Our tests are evaluated in the laboratory and are not quick tests. In addition, our test procedures indicate HIV infection as early as 6 weeks (rapid tests in the supermarket only from 12 weeks). The test evaluation is identical to the one you will receive at our checkpoint on site.
Depending on the choice of test, our laboratory will need blood from your fingertip and/or smears from your throat, anus and urethra or vagina. The samples sent in are then evaluated in the laboratory. These are not the quick tests available in supermarkets or specialist shops.
HIV, syphilis, gonococcus and chlamydia.
Yes, we offer you a PrEP progression test, which also checks kidney and liver values. Following the test results, you will have a short phone call with one of our doctors, who can also write a prescription. During the pilot phase, this service is only available to existing PrEP clients.
If all test results are negative (negative = no infection), you will receive the information from us via SMS. If the HIV results are positive, we will call you. If another test result is positive, we will send you an SMS asking you to call us. Our team will then explain the treatment options to you and can make an appointment with you at the checkpoint. PrEP clients will also have a short consultation with one of our doctors.
You do not need a smartphone. A mobile phone that can receive SMS is sufficient.
Only our trained healthcare professionals can see your test results and will never pass them on to third parties. The test results are stored on our secure and encrypted laboratory server.
Your Homekit will be delivered neutrally and discreetly to the address of your choice by Swiss Post. Checkpoint Zurich is not mentioned on the envelope. The delivery is carried out by standard shipping, i.e. no signature is required. The envelope fits into any standard letterbox.
When testing for sexually transmitted infections, the genital you have plays a role. We use this information to put together the right Homekit for you. We will not pass on this information to third parties.
We have created a video tutorial for you. A written step-by-step guide is also enclosed with your order. And if you have any questions, we are always available during our opening hours.
We have created a video tutorial for you if you have a penis. If you have a vagina, you can find the video tutorial too. A written step-by-step guide is also enclosed with your order. And if you have any questions, we are available during our opening hours.
The HIV test looks for antibodies to HIV, which are produced by the immune system in the event of infection. If the test detects antibodies, we speak of a “reactive” test result. This must then be confirmed by a second laboratory test, only then can we speak of an “HIV positive” test result. You can take this second test directly with us.
Then we will arrange a treatment appointment with you directly. All these three STIs can be treated easily and quickly.
The tests are very accurate/safe. Some sexually transmitted infections can only be detected by testing after some time.
HIV: 6 weeks after contact
Syphilis: 6 weeks after contact, can sometimes only be detected later
Chlamydia: 2 weeks after contact
Gonococcus: 2 weeks after contact
If you are concerned about the reliability of your results, please contact us.
You can find more information about sexually transmitted infections on Dr. Gay’s website.