Welcome!

Checkpoint BLN is a sexual health center for
– gay and bisexual men and their partners
trans and inter people (regardless of sexual orientation)

Open-minded, straightforward and community-based.

Checkpoint BLN building on Hermannplatz

Services

Checkpoint BLN offers tests and treatment for HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea infections. We also offer counseling on sexual health, chemsex/substance use and queer issues.

We are here for you. No strings attached!

HIV/STI test

We offer anonymous HIV tests as well as tests for Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Hepatitis C. We charge between €5–25 depending on your choice of tests. A free HIV/STI test is available to anyone with a low income.

Before testing, we will inform you about the test procedure, answer your questions on the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and discuss safer sex strategies. In case of a positive diagnosis, we also provide treatment at Checkpoint BLN.

PrEP

PrEP is a way to reliably protect against HIV infection by preventatively taking medication.

Via video call, we can guide you through all considerations relating to PrEP, such as the different ways to take it and possible side effects, to support you in deciding whether PrEP is right for you.

If you decide to start PrEP, we’ll together determine where you should best obtain it – depending on your circumstances, that may be a doctor’s office near you or Checkpoint BLN.

PEP

In the heat of the moment, accidents can happen. Forgot to take your PrEP? Skipped the condom, or it broke?

In those situations PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) has a high probability of preventing a HIV infection. The treatment with PEP should start as soon as possible and within 48 hours at the latest.

Don’t hesitate and visit us as soon as possible:
Mon–Thu 3pm–8pm

Treatment

If you have symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection, we can test and treat you at Checkpoint.

Please book an appointment with our reception, daily from 2pm under the following number: +49 30 40 36 46 10.

Just Talk

Do you have questions or concerns about your sexual health? Do you want to check in on your sex life, your risks or your substance use? We’re here to listen and assist, anonymously and without any judgement – either on site or via video call from the comfort of your home.

Is chemsex a habit of yours? Do the Chemsex Check!

Trans Inter Non-Binary

Für anyone who identifies as trans, inter or non-binary we offer additional ways to use our services: T4T STI test counseling and our monthly Trans Inter Non-Binary Day.

Book appointment

Book an appointment for a test on site or counseling via video call.
Appointments for tests are made available daily from around 10am for the same day.

No appointments available? We're sorry.

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Language mediation

We are happy to provide interpretation in Arabic, Farsi or Russian for your visit. Request this service by writing us at: termine@checkpoint-bln.de. You may write your email in Arabic, German, English, Farsi or Russian.

We will get back to you with suggestions for appointments.

About us

Checkpoint BLN is a community-based center for sexual health and your first point of contact for counseling and treatment needs. We offer counseling on safer sex and substance use and provide HIV/STI testing and treatment. In addition, we offer PrEP and PEP.

Checkpoint BLN is a cooperation between Berliner Aids-Hilfe e.V., dagnä e.V. and Schwulenberatung Berlin. We host physicians from several medical practices specialising in HIV and sexual health. Checkpoint BLN is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Health, Long-Term Care and Gender Equality.

Our Team

Accessibility

Our facility is located on the 3rd floor and can be reached by elevator. The dimensions of the elevator are: Door width 80cm, depth 140cm. Our front door is 84cm wide and can be unfolded further. All other doors are 92cm or wider. The toilets are wheelchair accessible. There is a threshold of approx. 4 cm at the street entrance. If you require assistance, call our reception at +49 30 40 36 46 10.

The closest underground station is U Hermannplatz, which is equipped with elevators.

If you have any further questions or comments about accessibility, please send us an email or call us during opening hours. We are looking forward to your visit!

a cooperation of:

Visit Berliner Aids-Hilfe e.V.

a cooperation of:

Visit dagnä

a cooperation of:

Visit Schwulenberatung Berlin

with funding by:

Checkpoint BLN

3rd floor
Hermannstraße 256-258
12049 Berlin

mail@checkpoint-bln.de

Phone: +49 30 40 36 46 10
Fax: +49 30 40 36 46 149

Opening hours

Monday–Friday 14:00–20:00

Test results

+49 30 40 36 46 122
Monday–Friday, 18:30–20:00

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