What is SAFER SIX?
SAFER SIX is a safe space designed for all individuals, regardless of gender and sexual orientation to encourage more sexual testing and normalizing treatment as a part of regular everyday health screening for all individuals.
We felt there was a service lacking for the citizens of West Toronto and want to fill that void.
SAFER SIX offers tests and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. Where possible, we’ll treat you at your first visit. However, not all infections can be diagnosed immediately – sometimes samples need to be sent off to laboratories and if we find any infection, we’ll contact you immediately to ask you to follow-up for treatment.
Andrew Bennett, MD CCFP
Medical Director, Lead Physician
Originally from St. John's, Newfoundland, "Dr. B" moved to Toronto after completing his residency in Family Medicine at Memorial University. With a passion for sexual health medicine & giving back to his LGBTQIA2S+ community, SAFER SIX was created as a way to fill the need for more STI testing & treatment in a city with limited access to physicians and accessible, inclusive clinics.
Kyle Gould, MD CCFP (EM)
Dr. Gould grew up in rural Newfoundland and first moved to Toronto to complete his Family Medicine training at St. Michael's Hospital. His residency program was based at an inner city clinic where he gained experience in providing LGBTQIA2S+ care. He currently practices both emergency and community medicine and has a long standing interest in sexual and LGBTQIA2S+ health.
Nurse Tania, NP
It is such an honour to have Nurse T join our team, who has a vast experience in sexual health for more than 12 years, alongside general practice, humanitarian relief work, and lots of involvement in HIV research.
We are so delighted to have her with Safer Six.
Moving from just outside Toronto to downtown after high school, Andrew has a passion for healthcare administration and organization. Currently working for University of Toronto, his professionalism, excellent administrative skills, interpersonal skills, and dedication will be a great fit to the SAFER SIX team. He is also an avid dog lover and enjoys baking, something he learned early on from his grandmother.