MyHealthJA is your go to site for accessing private,
confidential and inclusive HIV and other STI services in Jamaica.
How to use our site?
Privacy and data use policy
How to use our site?
MyHealthJA is a website that allows you to book appointments for sexual and reproductive
health services in Jamaica so that you can live a healthy life! Unsure what services are
right for you? Start by taking the simple 10-questions risk assessment which will
recommend services to best fit your needs. After booking, save your appointment
information and ensure you arrive at the clinic for your date and time for you to
receive services from a healthcare provider.
- Risk assessment: Easy 10 question survey to self-assess your sexual
health needs and receive tailored recommendation for HIV services.
- HIV testing: Book an appointment at our offices with a trained HIV
counsellor who uses a standard finger prick test to screen for HIV & Syphilis
infections in under 20 minutes.
- STI testing: Book an appointment at our offices to consult with a
physician about your symptoms to diagnose sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, HPV (genital warts), and Syphilis and
prescribe you treatment.
- PrEP: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a daily pill that prevents
an HIV negative person from contracting HIV. Book an appointment to meet with a
physician to see if PrEP is right for you. Currently PrEP rollout is targeted for
populations at high risk of HIV.
- PEP: Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is available to prevent HIV
from establishing an infection in the body and is given to persons who may have
recently been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours
- HIV treatment: People living with HIV can book an appointment with
a physician at JASL to start HIV treatment (ART) or re-start treatment for clients
with recent interruption in their treatment.
- STI treatment: Book an appointment at JASL to meet with a physician
to correctly diagnose STIs and be prescribed the correct treatment.
- Viral load testing: People living with HIV can book their next
viral load test with us to determine if the virus is “undetectable”, which prevents
you from transmitting to others.
- Counseling services: Book an appointment for a consultation with
our psychologist who can help with mental health; nutritionist; and HIV treatment
adherence counselor; and general counseling needs.
Privacy and data use policy
Client confidentiality is extremely important at MyHealthJA. Our trained management,
outreach and counselling staff carefully support clients and handle their information
securely. Our clinical partners are accredited by Jamaica’s Ministry of Health &
Wellness and follow local health information guidelines.
As you use MyHealthJA you may share some information with us so you can identify your
sexual health service needs and to help you book services with our clinical partners.
Learn more about how this data is protected and used below.
- Responses to risk assessment: The risk
assessment can help you receive more relevant service recommendations. Your
responses to these questions are not shared with the clinics where you book
appointments and your responses will not be used by our staff to identify you
- Phone number: To book an appointment,
MyHealthJA requires a valid cell phone number to ensure you receive your appointment
confirmation by SMS and to receive free follow-up services from a confidential case
- Clinical data: Clients who access services
at providers through MyHealthJA have their clinical data confidentially reported on
Jamaica’s Ministry of Health treatment database and your MyHealthJA case manager may
also use the MyHealthJA secure case management system to keep notes on your service
access and needs.
- Clinical partners: MyHealthJA refers
clients to community health centers who follow national guidelines and are regulated
by the Ministry of Health.
- Added safeguards: MyHealthJA uses a range
of security measures to protect clients and data including using SQL, an encrypted
server, and password protected user logins.
MyHealthJA is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the
Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for
(PEPFAR) via the Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC)
360. The contents are the responsibility of MyHealthJA and do not necessarily reflect
the views of
USAID, PEPFAR, or the United States Government. EpiC is a five-year global initiative
achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. EpiC is led by FHI 360, an
organization with a local office in Kingston, Jamaica.
MyHealthJA is a consortium of community-led organizations including Jamaica AIDS Support
for Life (JASL), iFLEX, and TABS.
- Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) is the
largest and longest-serving, HIV-focused, human rights, non-governmental
organisation in the Caribbean. We are dedicated to preserving the rights and dignity
of persons living with HIV and AIDS, and those vulnerable to HIV, helping to fight
against the spread of the epidemic in Jamaica.
- iFLEXis an online outreach project entirely
dedicated to supporting the health and wellness of men in all their diversity and
issues surrounding sexual and reproductive health. These issues are important when
encouraging better health-seeking behaviour among men. This is achieved through
passive and active engagement, providing them with information on sexual
reproductive health, linking them to HIV services such as testing and counselling,
encouraging medication adherence and social support as well as the reduction of
stigma around HIV. iFLEX is based at Children First.
- TABS is a project operated by The Ashe
Company. TABS (Talk About your Business Safely) started as a text line that
supported conversation with youth. Many of these youth may not otherwise have had
the opportunity to speak freely nor ask the relevant questions in a judgment free
space about sex and sexuality. TABS is that space. We have expanded our services and
we currently offer free STI testing and Counseling. We continue to provide a safe
and confidential space where anyone can seek advice among peers for information
surrounding their sexual health.