Sexual Health

The Clinic Experience

When you come to the Sexual Health Clinic you can expect:

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In a private room, you will meet with a Registered Nurse who will:  

Your answers will help to determine the type of services that are most suitable for you. Depending on your agreed upon plan, the health care professional may decide to do testing, provide counselling, make referrals and/or give you pamphlets to read and take home. After consulting with the nurse you may need to see the doctor or nurse practitioner for further assessment, testing, a prescription or a referral.

If you have any questions, please ask the nurse or health care practitioner during your visit and they will make sure you understand everything before you leave.

All your information is kept private and confidential.

Testing:

The clinic can test for several types of sexually transmitted infections. The table below lists the sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections that we may test for and how the test is completed.   

Infection

Testing

Chlamydia

Men: urine sample or swab from the infected area  
Women: urine sample or swab of infected area during a pelvic exam

Gonorrhoea

Men: urine sample or swab from the infected area
Women: urine sample or swab of infected area during a pelvic exam

Syphilis

Blood test and/or swab from the sore

Human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Blood test (point of care HIV test - finger prick with rapid results, or standard HIV - blood draw in the arm)

Genital herpes simplex virus infection

Visual examination of sores and/or swab of the sore

Hepatitis C

Blood test

Hepatitis B

Blood test

Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Visual examination of warts or a Pap test to detect abnormal cells in the cervix

Trichomonas vaginalis

Physical examination and vaginal swab

Results:

Birth Control:

You will need to see the nurse, nurse practitioner and/or doctor at the Sexual Health Clinic to receive a prescription for birth control. Once you have received a prescription, you can purchase your birth control at the Sexual Health Clinic at a reduced cost or fill your prescription at the pharmacy. We accept cash or debit card as methods of payment.

Pregnancy Testing

You can have a urine pregnancy test if your period is late by two or more weeks. If your test is positive the nurse will counsel you regarding your pregnancy options.

More Information:

If you get home and realize you have forgotten to ask something you can: