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 personally.
- 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 manager.
- 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 United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) via the Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project, implemented by FHI 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 dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. EpiC is led by FHI 360, an international nonprofit 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.