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Sexual Health Clinics

Sex is a normal and healthy part of our lives, when you choose to have sex you need to be aware of the possible outcomes and be prepared. Our Sexual Health clinics offer a safe place to talk confidentially with a Public Health Nurse.

We offer birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counseling, anonymous HIV testing, full STI screens, free condoms and lube, regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing response required by Public Health, Sexual Health Clinics have changed our service delivery to protect our clients and staff.

Starting in January 2021, our Sexual Health Clinics will be limited by staffing and the services we can provide. Our clinics are open for urgent needs by appointment only. We will not be providing wart (HPV) treatments, symptom assessment and/or routine STI testing until further notice. To discuss appointment availability or if you have a Sexual Health question or concern, please call 705-721-7520, or toll free at 1-877-721-7520, and press #3 to speak with a Sexual Health Public Health Nurse.  

We understand that sexual health and wellness are always important, and we don’t want you to take any unnecessary risks when it comes to sex or COVID19. Condoms are available in any of our clinic locations (listed below) for free of charge.  Check out these tips on protecting yourself and your partner or browse our website for information on sexual health.

Be sure to check back for updates as to when our clinics will resume.

IF you have an appointment to attend a Sexual Health Clinic, please be aware of the following:

  • Screening for COVID19 is required before attending any clinic.
  • It is MANDATORY to wear a face mask, or any face covering if you are coming into any of our office(s).
  • Clinic services and hours are reduced to further reduce client-client and client-staff distancing and interaction.
  • We have enhanced cleaning in all our clinic locations to help stop the spread

We have clinics in the following locations:

Welcome to the Barrie clinic!

We are located at Barrie By The Bay, Suite 403, 80 Bradford Street, Barrie (use Mall Entrance #5) Map

Our clinics are open for urgent needs by appointment only. We will not be providing wart (HPV) treatments, symptom assessment and/or routine STI testing until further notice. To discuss appointment availability or if you have a Sexual Health question or concern, please call 705-721-7520, or toll free at 1-877-721-7520, and press #3 to speak with a Sexual Health Public Health Nurse  

Welcome to the Collingwood clinic!

We are located at 280 Pretty River Parkway, Collingwood, ON  Map         

Our clinics are open for urgent needs by appointment only. We will not be providing wart (HPV) treatments, symptom assessment and/or routine STI testing until further notice. To discuss appointment availability or if you have a Sexual Health question or concern, please call 705-721-7520, or toll free at 1-877-721-7520, and press #3 to speak with a Sexual Health Public Health Nurse.  

Welcome to the Gravenhurst clinic!

We are located at 2-5 Pineridge Gate, Gravenhurst, ON   Map

Our clinics are open for urgent needs by appointment only. We will not be providing wart (HPV) treatments, symptom assessment and/or routine STI testing until further notice. To discuss appointment availability or if you have a Sexual Health question or concern, please call 705-721-7520, or toll free at 1-877-721-7520, and press #3 to speak with a Sexual Health Public Health Nurse.

Welcome to the Huntsville clinic!

We are located at 34 Chaffey St., Huntsville, ON  Map

Our clinics are open for urgent needs by appointment only. We will not be providing wart (HPV) treatments, symptom assessment and/or routine STI testing until further notice. To discuss appointment availability or if you have a Sexual Health question or concern, please call 705-721-7520, or toll free at 1-877-721-7520, and press #3 to speak with a Sexual Health Public Health Nurse.

Welcome to the Midland clinic!

We are located at Unit A 925 Hugel Avenue (Georgian Bay District Secondary School), Midland, ON  Map

Our clinics are open for urgent needs by appointment only. We will not be providing wart (HPV) treatments, symptom assessment and/or routine STI testing until further notice. To discuss appointment availability or if you have a Sexual Health question or concern, please call 705-721-7520, or toll free at 1-877-721-7520, and press #3 to speak with a Sexual Health Public Health Nurse.

Welcome to the Orillia clinic!

We are located at Unit 120, 169 Front Street South (Orillia Common Roof building), Orillia, ON   Map

Our clinics are open for urgent needs by appointment only. We will not be providing wart (HPV) treatments, symptom assessment and/or routine STI testing until further notice. To discuss appointment availability or if you have a Sexual Health question or concern, please call 705-721-7520, or toll free at 1-877-721-7520, and press #3 to speak with a Sexual Health Public Health Nurse.  

Starting Friday January 15, 2021 the Barrie clinic ONLY will be offering Anonymous HIV testing by appointment ONLY.

You can have an Anonymous HIV test in our Sexual Health clinic in one of two ways:

Rapid on-site testing

  • The Public Health Nurse (PHN) takes a drop of blood by pricking your finger. The PHN will test it in the clinic while you wait and you get your results within 10-20 minutes

 

MOH Lab testing

  • THE PHN will take a sample of blood from your vein and send it to an Ontario Ministry of Health lab. The PHN will get the results back often within five to ten days.

 

Our Public Health Nurses (PHNs) can help determine which HIV test would be best for you based on an individual risk assessment. Testing can be completed anonymously, whereby a serial number is assigned to you and will not be linked to any other records you may have in the SHC.

Due to COVID-19, both tests are done by appointment only, and include pre- and post-test counselling.              

To discuss appointment availability or if you have a Sexual Health question or concern, please call 705-721-7520, or toll free at 1-877-721-7520, and press #3 to speak with a Sexual Health Public Health Nurse.

You have an appointment date and time to attend a Sexual Health Clinic. Please be aware of the following:

  • Screening for COVID19 is required before attending any clinic. If you screen positive, please STAY HOME! To cancel or reschedule, please call 1-877-721-7520 and press 3 for the Sexual Health Clinic.
  • It is MANDATORY to wear a face mask, or any face covering if you are coming into any of our office(s).
  • Clinic services and hours are reduced to limit client-client and client-staff interaction and maintaining proper distancing.
  • To ensure safety for everyone attending our clinic, please do not arrive any sooner than 10 minutes BEFORE your appointment time.
  • We have enhanced cleaning in all our clinic locations to help stop the spread!

Your appointment is for Sexually Transmitted or Bloodborne Infection (STBBI) testing?

The following tests may be offered:  

NOTE: Currently due to COVID19 not all testing options are available in all our clinics.

  • For Chlamydia or Gonorrhea:

  •  Vaginal/Penis: A small urine sample is provided by you. NOTE: You should not urinate for one hour before the test.  
  • Alternatively, if symptoms are present swabs may be required:
    • Cervical: A swab is inserted into the vagina and a sample of secretions is taken from the cervix.
    • Urethral/penis: A swab is inserted into the urethra and a sample of secretions is taken.
  • Throat and rectum: Swabs are taken from the throat and/or rectum.

 

  • For Syphilis and/or Hepatitis A and/or Hepatitis B and/or Hepatitis C:
  • MOH Lab testing: A sample of blood is taken from you vein. Blood tests may be repeated, or follow-up blood tests may be necessary to assist in diagnosis.

 

  • For HIV:
  • We currently offer two ways to have an HIV test in some of our clinics. Both tests include pre- and post- counseling.
  • HIV testing can also be completed anonymously, whereby a serial number is assigned to you and will not be linked to any other records you may have in our SHC.
    • Rapid on-site testing: The Public Health Nurse (PHN) takes a drop of blood by pricking your finger. The PHN will test it in the clinic while you wait, and you get your results within 10-20 minutes.
    • MOH Lab testing: the PHN will take a sample of blood from your vein and send it to an Ontario Ministry of Health lab. The PHN will get the results back often within five to ten days.

 

Our Public Health Nurses (PHNs) can help determine which STBBI tests are best for you based on an individual risk assessment during your appointment. We do recommend that if a partner is diagnosed with a Sexually Transmitted OR Bloodborne Infection (STBBI), you should be tested and treated also.

Your appointment is an alternative appointment (birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counseling)?

 We may offer the following testing: 

  • Pregnancy Testing:   
    • Vaginal: A small urine sample is provided by you and tested onsite by the PHN.  NOTE: You should not urinate for one hour before the test.
  • MOH Lab testing: A sample of blood is taken from your vein. A requisition will be provided for you to have this done at a local lab. Follow-up will be arranged with the PHN at your appointment.
  • For Chlamydia or Gonorrhea:
    • Vaginal/Penis: A small urine sample is provided by you. NOTE: You should not urinate for one hour before the test. 
  • Alternatively, if symptoms are present swabs may be required:
  • Cervical: A swab is inserted into the vagina and a sample of secretions is taken from the cervix.
  • Urethral/penis: A swab is inserted into the urethra and a sample of secretions is taken.
  • Throat and rectum: Swabs are taken from the throat and/or rectum.
  • Testing for syphilis, HIV and/or Hepatitis A/B/C may be deferred to another time depending on assessment completed by PHN.

Our Public Health Nurses (PHNs) can help determine if STBBI tests are needed based on an individual risk assessment during your appointment.

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