Counseling and support groups

Program Counseling and self-help for same-sex oriented individuals offers:

  • safe space for sharing your experience;
  • professional support in reducing the negative psycho-social consequences of discrimination based on sexual orientation and / or gender identity shown through experience of violence, harassment, etc. and learning to master and handle these situations;
  • professional support in managing the distress associated with sexual orientation and / or gender identity;
  • professional support, training and information on the assistance network available;
  • raising awareness and educating individuals as well as institutions about LGBT topics;
  • professional support for mental health care and personal growth of users.

All program services are completely free of charge.

Counseling is provided in the form of personal (with prior announcement and appointment), phone and online counseling, support and empowerment.

Answers to questions can be obtained by calling 01 430 51 44 and by email [email protected] .

Psycho-social support

Our professional work is based on an individual approach and offers psycho-social support in several important areas of life (interpersonal relationships, health, safety, quality of life, etc.)

The counseling process, consisting of psycho-social support and involvement in activities, provides support for problems that may stem from the hardships you experience due to sexual orientation and / or gender expression (eating disorders, self-harming behavior, interpersonal problems, etc.). or support in the current life situation you are facing and need additional help and support to successfully deal with it.

Support groups

In Dialog

… is a support group that addresses themes such as stress, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships etc. At the same time it’s a place where you can get to know new people, exchange experience and get support in areas that you need and want to be supported. Last but not least, there is strength in numbers, and maybe some of the participants already have strategies that you could use, too.

The group is coordinated by Mateja Vilfan. Meetings take place every second Wednesday of the month between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm in Youth Center Legebitra, Trubarjeva 76a in Ljubljana. You can join us without prior notice. You can find the info about meetings on our social media websites.


… is a support group you can join if you are a transgender person who is in the gender confirmation process or you are thinking for it. At the meetings we will share experiences, provide information and mutual support during the medical process.

The group is coordinated by Blažka Plahutnik Baloh. Meetings take place every third Wednesday of the month between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm in Youth Center Legebitra, Trubarjeva 76a in Ljubljana. You can join us without prior notice. You can find the info about meetings on our social media websites.

In the Cloud

… is an online support group that you can join if you can’t attend our activities in Ljubljana due to distance of your residence or other reasons. We address themes that the participants bring with them and need support with in the form for sharing of experiences and mutual support.

Meetings are facilitated and coordinated by Mateja Vilfan and Blažka Plahutnik Baloh. They take place every fourth Wednesday of the month between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm via Zoom app. Prior notice is required. You can find the info about meetings on our social media websites.

Outreach counseling service

…  for LGBT persons who need support but for various reasons can’t visit us in Ljubljana. As part of the outreach counselling service we offer online support groups, you can find more info on Legebitra’s Facebook page.

We also offer the possibility of individual counselling which means that we come to you. For more info and application, you can call us by this number 01 430 51 44 or write to us at [email protected].

Youth activities

Youth Center Legebitra provides a more secure and inclusive environment in which young people with non-normative gender identities and orientations will be able to engage in diverse activities, thus empowering them for adult life and society.

At the Youth center Legebitra young people can receive an entire range of support in one place:

  • the Youth center program: leisure activities, social events, training workshops, clubs, camps, info point, coffee evenings …
  • other activities for youth: writing for the Narobe blog, organizing Living Libraries, volunteering at Filovaje, participating in field activities…
  • a volunteering program, in which young people can engage in voluntary activities in an organized and structured manner (they currently have more than 50 registered and trained volunteers);
  • counseling and self-help program: a social worker and a psychologist are available for addressing many of the issues, problems and challenges youth faces at home, at school and in society; there is also a self-help group Artish youth creative workshop that offers a safe space for addressing these issues;
  • health program that offers young people the opportunity of counseling about safe and responsible sex, including free and anonymous testing for various sexually transmitted infections and a link to the health system.

Follow the events of the youth center on our Facebook page.


There are also different clubs operating within the Youth center. These are longer-term activities, which are conducted under the guidance of a mentor and are intended for an in-depth understanding of different topics or an in-depth acquisition of knowledge and skills. Meetings are regular and periodic. An example? Filovaje are intended for philosophical thinking on various socially relevant topics. Their purpose is to create safer spaces for LGBT people outside specialized LGBT spaces and to enrich new spaces with LGBT content. At workshops, lectures and discussions with guests at Filovaje, we develop skills for constructive, autonomous thinking, the ability to express thoughts clearly, to respectfully listen to the interlocutor, to participate in democratic debate, and formulate our own and unobtrusive opinions.

Educational activities

Educational activities cover various forms of education and training on a variety of topics of interest to youth. We use both formal learning methods and non-formal education methods. At the youth center we organize at least 2 educational activities (e.g. lectures, round tables, discussions, workshops, social experiments, social games …) per month. Some examples of educational activities: LGBT 101, lecture on LGBT community media, talk with a guest on the history of the LGBT movement, lecture on STD, first aid course, workshops from Compass manuals, talking with a guest on topic of transsexuality, watching films and discussion, a lecture on Internet safety…

Leisure and social activitie

These are lighter activities intended to socializing, having fun and connecting young people. At the same time participants learn skills that will help them in their daily lives. At the youth center we organize at least four such activities per month. Some examples include: making New Year’s greeting cards and decorations, making pancakes, board games, Irish dancing, baking chestnut, karaoke, travel lectures, jam session …

Coffee evenings

The Coffee evenings are an initiative of the Association Appareo, the Tiffany Club and Legebitra, with the aim of creating a public space for LGBTQ non-established artists in all areas of arts and with the desire to create a new space to socialize, enjoy music, have a cup of tea or coffee, laugh and enjoy in a good company. The purpose of Coffee evenings is to offer young artists a space where they will be able to shine with their talent and at the same time offer visitors relaxing, spontaneous, quality contents, with our own note. Once a month, the Tiffany Club is transformed into an elegant cafe that’s inviting you to sit, enjoy your favorite drink and surrender to an art program prepared by young people themselves in association with the Tiffany Club (ŠKUC – Cultural center Q)..

Youth camps

Educational camps address LGBT and other young people who want a more in-depth discussion of a specific topic, e.g. coming out process, history of LGBT activism, LGBT rights, communication, relationships, sexuality, expression of diverse identities (sexual, ethnic, religious, cultural …), empowerment for volunteering work … They take place in a safer and more inclusive environment, outside the Youth center, preferably in the Centers for school and extracurricular activities. We organize two three-day youth camps a year, one in the spring and one in the fall.

Testing for HIV and STD

The testing program offers free and confidential testing for HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, oral and rectal gonorrhea, for all men who have sex with men (MSM). We also offer to measure antibody titers after hepatitis B vaccination.

Testing takes place every working Monday between 5 pm and 7.45 pm at Trubarjeva 76a in Ljubljana and also in the saunas, District 35 (Stegne 35, 1000 Ljubljana) and Gymnasivm (Pohorskog bataljona 34, 1000 Ljubljana) and in other larger cities around Slovenia. We also offer all MSM the opportunity for a free vaccination against hepatitis A and B.

For more information on test dates and locations, visit

HIV and STD prevention

We offer counseling on HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections, PrEP and PEP, chemisex and other topics related to sexual health. Information about access to PEP (HIV infection post-exposure protection) can be obtained by calling: 070 361 696 (every working day between 10 am and 4 pm). Publications on HIV and sexually transmitted infections, free condoms and lubricants are available at Legebitra’s info-point (Trubarjeva 76a, 1000 Ljubljana).

We provide counseling by phone, e-mail or in person (by appointment). Email: [email protected].

Living with HIV

For people living with HIV, we run a peer support and socializing program – Buddy. The Buddy program offers:

  • counseling and emotional support;
  • useful information, directions and contacts;
  • socializing;
  • advises and guidance and legal advise in cases of discrimination;
  • escorting to the clinic;
  • help with easier tasks .

For more information contact [email protected] or call:
030 478 578.

Legal counseling

Free legal counseling is intended for anyone who, in their daily lives, is confronted with discrimination or issues of a legal nature due to their sexual orientation, identity, expression or other characteristics. It also includes information about rights, procedures and possible steps to achieve the goal.

If you need an answer to a specific question, please contact [email protected] or visit .

LGBTI older adults

As part of the program for older adults, we occasionally organize social gatherings such as picnics, literary evenings, and more. Social gatherings are organized with the aim of informal and thematically unencumbered socializing and getting to know each other.

For more information contact 01 430 51 44 or [email protected].

For rainbow families

The meetings are aimed at rainbow families, all LGBTI parents with children, and all LGBTI who will yet become parents. Socializing takes place in a relaxed and opened space where even your young ones can have fun. In addition to informal socializing, we would also like to address topics such as LGBT parenting, the wishes and needs of rainbow families, the relationship of society and legal frameworks, and concrete plans for the future.

For more information about rainbow family meetings contact [email protected].

Education and workshops

Workshops and training are prepared and implemented by qualified human rights trainers at Legebitra, which has been providing workshops and training in high schools, youth centers and other non-governmental organizations for many years. The links below are just a few of the many collaboration opportunities we offer. In addition, we carry out other standardized workshops (according to the manuals: COMPASS – Human Rights Learning for Youth (Council of Europe), Educational Manual – Ideas, tools, methods and activities for informal intercultural education of adolescents and adults (Council of Europe), etc.) .

We also use the original methods that we have developed in our long-standing practice of conducting workshops (e.g. human rights quizzes, discussions about films, discussions with guests, etc.). We reach an agreement on the topic and the course of the workshop or education with the client, taking into account the specificities and wishes of the group to which the workshop or education is intended.

We are at your disposal for any additional clarification. We invite you to write to us by email [email protected] or [email protected], you can also call us on 030 466 155.

Training for trainers, teachers and youth workers

Each school has its own set of experiences of peer violence, abusers, prejudices and stereotypes based on personal circumstances of sexual orientation and / or student identity. Successful addressing and prevention of this kind of violence depends mostly on the expert knowledge and constant deepening of the skills of the school staff and on the awareness of youth.

Experience has shown that teachers rarely intervene and prevent physical and verbal violence, as this is not happening directly before their eyes, or they themselves are often in a difficult position to respond properly.

We have prepared a variety of workshops and training for trainers, teachers and youth workers. As part of the training, our staff will guide you through the workshop review, selection, pre-preparation, methodological approaches, materials and implementation. You will learn firsthand the tricks and tips for conducting workshops.

* You can also find the first 5 workshops in the copy wright manual RAINBOW IN A POCKET (pdf version available at:

Workshops for youth, pupils, students

If you would like or see a need for a workshop at your school / youth center / organization about education on sexual orientation, gender identity, human rights and you would not do it yourself, you can contact us. The workshops and training are aimed at youth, students, etc.

Workshops are suitable upgrades of language lessons, sociology, psychology, history, geography, art and other subjects in the field of social sciences and the humanities, they also represent a good cross-curricular connection. Good for addressing taboo topics in youth centers to showcase topics of sexual orientation, identities in terms for young people in the organization.

The workshop and training program provides an innovative and interesting way of addressing various current issues in the field of human rights and prevention of peer violence. The participants of the workshops are directed through the methods of non-formal learning to reflect on the violation of human rights in everyday life and to the search for concrete solutions for actively shaping an open society of acceptance and respect for diversity.

We have prepared a range of workshops that address a variety of topics and target different age groups. The whole workshop is conducted independently by Legebitra, in the presence of school staff.

* You can also find the first 5 workshops in the copy wright manual RAINBOW IN A POCKET (pdf version available at:

Trainers references
Katja Sešek, masters in social work
  • Since 2010 she is cooperating with non-governmental and governmental organizations and institutions (University of Ljubljana, Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired Youth Ljubljana, Advisory Center for Children, Adolescents and Parents in Ljubljana, Mladi zmaj Public Institute, Society for Development and Strengthening of Social Work Premik);
  • From 2011 to 2014, she was a mentor to volunteers on the “Premakni se” project;
  • In the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 academic years, she worked on the “Living Library” project – “Don’t judge a book by its cover”;
  • During the academic years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 she worked on the project “Na obrobju!”, within which she conducted human rights workshops for youth at Četrtni mladinski center in Ljubljana;
  • Since 2013, she has been attending international and national training and seminars on human rights and LGBT + topics;
  • In 2013, she has gained the tittle for National Coach of Human Rights under the Council of Europe’s COMPASS program;
  • Since 2014, she has been involved in the organization and implementation of LGBT + youth education camps;
  • Since 2014, she has been implementing the methods of the “Theater of the Oppressed” by August Boal and organizing workshops by this method;
  • Since 2014, she has independently been conducting workshops and lectures titled “Svetlooki/temnooki”;
  • In the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 academic years, she conducted workshops and trainings for 70 students during regular lectures and tutorials at several faculties, University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Social Work, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health);
  • Since April 2017, she is employed by the Association Informational Center Legebitra as a provider of same-sex counseling and self-help programs for the Youth Center Legebitra.
Mateja Vilfan, uni. dipl. soc. del.
  • 2009 Lecture “From obedience to responsibility”, Jesper Juul;
  • 2011 Professional exam for educators in the field of education;
  • 2013 Thematic conference on the “Emotional development of the child and types of families and their influence on the child’s behavior”;
  • 2014 Training Safe Points: “To Understand and Know How to Help,” Unicef;
  • Professional training “Let’s break the vicious circle of social exclusion”;
  •  Seminar “Conflict management”;
  • Workshop “Let’s stop depression”;  
  •  Leading the support group “Let’s get kids off the streets”;
  • Professional exam for social workers in the field of social services;  
  • 2015 “Sexual abuse and protection of a child”;
  • Co-author of the brochure “Where and how to find help in mental distress”;
  • 2016 Gestalt psychotherapy educator.


  • From 2009 to 2013 she was employed as an assistant educator at Ciciban Kindergarten;
  • From 2012 to 2015, she was a co-worker at Utrip institute where she led the project and conducted training seminars and lectures on self-harming behavior;
  • Between 2013 and 2014 she was employed by the Fužine Senior Citizens’ Home as a social worker – trainee;
  • Since 2014 he has been conducting training seminars and workshops on the topic of self-harming and suicidal behavior in the Association Without Limit;
  • Since 2015, she is employed at the Association Informational Center Legebitra as a professional co-worker and manager of the Counseling and self-help program for same-sex oriented individuals.


Interested in voluntary work at Legebitra? Want experience with co-organization of events, circles and activities in the Youth Center Legebitra, or coffee evening, camps and other activities? Passionate about graphic design and you are a master of social networks. Would you like to be a part of other programs such as outreach team STIK, Living library, Filovaje, HIV prevention, or advocacy activities? Would you like to gain new knowledge and experience, get to know different young people in together create interesting activities in safe and inclusive environment.

Legebitra is welcoming you to join our 40 member volunteering team to create a colorful program of activities with community workers.

As a future volunteer you get trained for voluntary work within association’s programs and projects. At the training, the volunteers get acquainted with the mission and the vision of the association, rights and duties, and areas of work in which they would like be active on. You can choose among a wide variety of activities which will be presented to you in detail at the first introductory meeting but there is always space for self-initiative ideas,that can be carried out with the help of a Legebitra mentor.

Association Cultural, Informational and Counseling center Legebitra carries out regular training for volunteers through which they are trained for volunteering work within the association’s programs and projects. At the training, the volunteers get acquainted with the mission and the vision of the association, rights and duties, and areas of work in which they would like be active on such as discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and / or gender expression, work with LGBT+ youth, health (HIV/AIDS preventive), human rights, equality in society – social inclusion , communication with target audience and public (transmitting information).

If you want to know more about our activities and would like to become a part of our volunteering team you can stop by at the info-point every working day:

  • Mondays between 1 pm to 5 pm,
  • Tuesdays between 1 pm and 6 pm,
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays between 3 pm and 9 pm,
  • Fridays between 1 pm and 6 pm.

During this time we are also available at: 01 430 51 44.

You can contact as via:

[email protected]

instagram: @diclegebitra

Association Cultural, Informational and Counseling Center Legebitra is a member of the Slovenian Volunteering Organizations Network at Slovene Philanthropy, signer of Ethics Code of Organised Volunteering and registered in the register of Volunteering Organizations by Volunteering Act.

Legebitra also carries a Sign Young Volunteers Friendly Organization.

Living library

If you are ready to face your own prejudices and see your stereotypes, you are invited to join the “Living Library” where books can speak”! The Living Library functions like any other library, except that the books are people who, in conversation with readers, open the door to personal stories and experiences. Human books are representatives of vulnerable social groups that face prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination, stigmatization and social marginalization. The reader can be anyone who is willing to confront their own stereotypes and prejudices and read / talk to a vulnerable group representative for up to 30 (or 45) minutes.

Living library is a means by which through an innovative method of active dialogue we actively raise awareness and educate ourselves about human values, human rights and stimulate debate about prejudices and stereotypes in society. The project comes from Denmark, where young people, in response to the violence of 2000, organized the first live theater at the Roskilde Music Festival. Today Living libraries are organized in more than 100 countries. In Slovenia it was held for the first time in 2007 in cooperation with 3 organizations. Since then, we have trained 16 NGOs which are now affiliated to the Living libraries informal network.

Want to read a human book? Visit the Living Library on Facebook.

“LGBT Friendly” Certificate

The LGBT Friendly Certificate is a project of the City of Ljubljana. It is primarily aimed at raising awareness as LGBT people face embarrassment, problems and discrimination that heterosexual and / or cissexual people sometimes do not even notice, as they come from their own point of view (such as talking about a partner, about children). The goal is to create a positive climate for everyone within the work environment and outward to customers, users.

Awareness raising is carried out through the training of management personnel of individual organizations. The training covers topics related to fundamental human rights and the specific needs of LGBT people. The executives then transfer their knowledge to their colleagues and make sure that the idea of ​​equal access to all and the guarantee of fundamental human rights is taken into account among employees and externally towards clients, users.

Non-governmental organizations that provide training for the “LGBT Friendly” Certificate: the Association Informational Center Legebitra , the Association ŠKUC and the Transfeminist initiative TransAction.

You can find more about the project and apply for the “LGBT Friendly” Certificate at the website of City of Ljubljana

Current recipients of “LGBT friendly” Certificate
  • Mestna uprava Mestne občine Ljubljana
  • Zdravstveni dom Ljubljana
  • Javni stanovanjski sklad MOL
  • Zavod za oskrbo na domu Ljubljana
  • Nacionalni inštitut za javno zdravje
  • Ljubljanski grad
  • Snaga d. o. o.
  • Turizem Ljubljana
  • Kinodvor
  • Mala ulica – Center za otroke in družine v Ljubljani
  • Slovensko mladinsko gledališče
  • Osnovna šola Franceta Bevka
  • Radio Kaos
  • Javni holding Ljubljana
  • Mednarodni grafični likovni center
  • OŠ n. h. Maksa Pečarja
  • Svetovalni center za otroke, mladostnike in starše Ljubljana
  • RRC Računalniške storitve d. d.
  • Vrtec H. C. Andersena
  • Vrtec Pod Gradom
  • Fakulteta za matematiko in fiziko Univerze v Ljubljani
  • IBM Slovenija d. o. o.
  • Javni zavod Mladi zmaji
  • Viški vrtci
  • Vrtec Galjevica
  • Vrtec Kolezija
  • Vrtec Mladi rod
  • Babit – Zobozdravstveni center
  • Dom starejših občanov Ljubljana Vič-Rudnik
  • Mikro+Polo d. o. o.
  • MKC Maribor
  • Odvetniška pisarna Sladič & Resnik
  • Slovenski etnografski muzej
  • Vrtec Jelka
  • Vrtec Miškolin
  • Vrtec Pedenjped

Raising awareness

By raising awareness of the general, professional and political public, we strive to change attitudes towards LGBTI people and to build a society where every identity is legitimate. We want to create a welcoming and open society where LGBTI people will not feel threatened by their sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, any other personal circumstances or their intersection. In general, the public is approached through casual campaigns aimed at bringing LGBTI-related themes closer to the people and influencing greater tolerance in society and the acceptance of LGBTI community.

What do you notice?

Informational campaign What do you notice? was held within the framework of the “DARE – Dare to care about equality”, project implemented by the Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, the Association Informational Center Legebitra and the Faculty of Arts – University of Ljubljana.The purpose of the project was to improve the status and attitude toward LGBT people at different levels and areas of life in Slovenia. By providing key information on topics related to sexual orientation, the goal was to educate and raise awareness of the project, while also highlighting inequalities in society. The target group of the project were LGBT people, and above all the rest of the public through which we can actively influence the process of social inclusion of same-sex oriented individuals in society.

Love is love

In the city center of Ljubljana, on prominent city streets, opposite-sex couples can show affection without concern. On the other hand, showing love between people of the same sex is still often accompanied by rubbing under the ribs, startled glances, or at worst, loud outrageous comments. Although much has changed at the legal level in recent years, the stigmatization of same-sex couples in the eyes of the general public is still present. As the society still perceives same-sex couples, we wanted to point out at Valentine’s Day that love belongs to everyone, no matter what gender the person we fall in love with is. Thus, for this year’s holiday of love, we have fitted fashion displays in prominent locations with a big heart surrounding two fashion dolls of the same sex. On the rainbow heart was the inscription “Love is love” because we want to emphasize that Valentine’s Day is a holiday intended for all who feel love in their hearts, regardless of sexual orientation.

Many hate crimes toward LGBTI individuals remain unreported in Slovenia. The reasons are most often in fear of disclosure to the family and to law enforcement agencies, the belief that the incident is not sufficiently serious to report, or the concern that the authority will not treat the report seriously enough and appropriately. However, hatred, especially towards minorities, is created in various ways, not only through physical, psychological and economic violence, which is criminally prosecutable, but also through various forms of abusive behaviors that are difficult to legally qualify. Therefore, for such behaviors, police and law enforcement are not always the right address for addressing hate crimes. In cases of discrimination and unequal treatment in Slovenia there are several inspection services, independent bodies and other institutions responsible for taking action against various forms of discrimination and unequal treatment. Victims of violence and discrimination often do not know where to seek help or who can provide them with information, protection and assistance in prosecuting perpetrators. To this end, we have developed, through the “Call it Hate” project, a website to support hate victims in seeking information about the possible next steps.

Systemic advocacy

We come in contact with very diverse people every day, in a variety of ways, who trust us with their hardships and problems. In this way, we also obtain information about accessibility to public services and goods and respect for human rights based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sexual characteristics and / or health status. If we consider accessibility to be unsatisfactory and human rights are not respected, we call on responsible institutions to take appropriate action and at the level of changing legislation, policies and / or established practices.

We are currently addressing, at the systemic level, the shortcomings that violate the human rights of transgender individuals in the legal recognition of gender and access to health services in gender confirmation; the shortcomings of the Partnership Act, which violates human rights for same-sex couples and their families; monitoring of systemic discrimination against people living with HIV and strive to improve the situation in this field; we are exploring the state of respect for human rights of intersex persons..

To highlight systemic human rights violations based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and / or sexual characteristics, please contact us at [email protected].

Outside Ljubljana

Although most of the activities take place at Trubarjeva 76a in Ljubljana, we are taken to other places around Slovenia several times a month. The purpose of the field activities is primarily decentralization, creation of a safe space and access to services of the LGBTI program for people living outside Ljubljana.

Outreach counseling service/ Support group STIK

The Outreach counseling service is intended for contact (STIK) among LGBT + * youth, individuals who identify themselves outside the normative identities, and / or who are asked (these) questions by their own sexual orientation and / or gender identity. The event takes place once a month in Maribor, Jesenice and Koper. STIK will offer events for socializing, talking, sharing experiences and knowledge. The goal and purpose of STIK is to open and promote a safe space for LGBT + people.

You can find more info on Legebitrini spletni strani, Facebook strani ali Instagramu.

Testing for HIV and STD

The testing program offers free and confidential testing for HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, oral and rectal gonorrhea, for all men who have sex with men (MSM). We also offer to measure the titer of antibodies after vaccination against hepatitis B. All MSMs within the framework of testing are also offered the possibility of obtaining free vaccination against hepatitis A and B. Testing also takes place in larger cities around Slovenia – Maribor, Murska Sobota, Ptuj, Slovenj Gradec, Celje, Novo mesto, Brezice, Koper, Nova Gorica, Radovljica.

For more information about locations and dates of testing visit