Sexual Health Services in Ottawa

Main Sexual Health Clinic

Main Clinic


Hours of operation

Closure dates

Sexual Health Centre

**Appointment and Drop-In Services Available**

To book an appointment call 613-234-4641

Reception takes calls Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm 

179 Clarence St


Appointments are available:

  • Monday 8:45 am to 11:30 am
  • Wednesday 8:45 am to 11:30 am
  • Friday 8:45 am to 11:30 am

** PLEASE NOTE:  Quebec residents, in need of contraception or IUD/IUS insertion, please contact Clinique des Femmes at 819-778-2055 or visit their website.
For additional resource for Quebec residents please see "More resources"

Drop-In Services

*The Sexual Health Centre opens their doors 60 minutes prior to any walk-in clinic (Monday through Thursday) and 30 minutes prior to the Friday 9am walk-in clinic

  • Mondays and Wednesday 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday 1 pm to 7 pm
  • Friday 9 am to noon

**PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand at our walk-in clinics, we may not be able to see everyone or provide you with a precise waiting time. 


Youth Sexual Health Community Clinics (29 years and younger)
Please note: The following clinics are within a medical clinic setting. When you arrive please tell the receptionist you are visiting the Ottawa Public Health Youth Sexual Health Clinic. Services offered at the main Sexual Health Clinic are available at the Youth Clinics except for IUD/IUS insertions, anonymous HIV testing and Point of Care (rapid) HIV testing. (Confidential HIV testing is available at the Youth Sexual Health Clinics).

Please note: Due to high demand at our walk-in clinics, we may not be able to see everyone.

Youth Sexual Health Clinic
(29 years of age and under)


Hours of operation

Closure dates

West End Family Care Clinic -Youth Clinic

80 Michael Cowpland Dr, Kanata

Tuesday 5 to 8 pm


South Nepean Community Health Centre - Youth Clinic

201-4100 Strandherd Dr, Barrhaven

Wednesday 2 to 5 pm


Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre - Youth Clinic

105-240 Centrum Blvd
(main floor), Orleans

Wednesday 2 to 5 pm



Youth Sexual Health Outreach Clinics (29 years and younger)

 Drop-in services are available to youth who are clients at the following locations: 




Closure Dates

Operation Come Home

150 Gloucester St, Ottawa

Wednesday 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Gay Men's Sexual Health Clinic

Gay ZONE provides a wide range of programs and services for gay, bi, transmen and other men who have sex with men in the Ottawa area, including:

  • Screening and treatments for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's)
  • HIV testing--rapid and/or anonymous
  • Hepatitis A & B vaccination
  • HPV vaccine (for those who qualify)
  • A variety of health promotion programming

Location: 420 Cooper St, Ottawa

Hours: Thursday: 5 pm to 8 pm

**PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand at our walk-in clinics, we may not be able to see everyone.

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What we offer

  • Information on STIs (sexually transmitted infections) and contraception
  • Free testing and treatment for STIs
  • Confidential or anonymous HIV testing
  • Emergency contraception
  • Affordable contraception (for those who qualify)
  • IUD/IUS insertion (by appointment only at main clinic)
  • Pregnancy testing & information about options
  • Hepatitis A & B immunization (for those who qualify)
  • Vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) (for those who qualify)
  • Free condoms

What we don't do

  • Blood work for herpes or pregnancy
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Pain, sores or bumps in the mouth or throat including cold sores.
  • Scabies, crabs or lice
  • Sexual dysfunction (erection and arousal difficulties, timing of ejaculation, low libido)
  • Fertility, miscarriage or menopause

For services not provided, see your Family Physician or go to a Walk-In Clinic. In the case of an Emergency, go to the nearest Hospital.

 Other services available

Unprotected sex within the last 5 days: Clinic staff can provide emergency contraception ("morning after pill" (Plan B)). Emergency contraception can be given to you during your visit or purchased for future use.

Prescriptions for the HPV vaccine are also available. The HPV vaccine protects against genital warts and cervical cancer in women and genital warts and anal cancer in men. You must purchase the HPV vaccine at a pharmacy and bring the vaccine to the clinic. Speak with a health care provider to see if you qualify for a free vaccine.

Anonymous HIV testing in Ottawa




Carlington Community Health Centre 

900 Merivale Rd, Ottawa


Centertown Community Health Centre 

420 Cooper St, Ottawa


Ottawa Inner City Health Services 

5 Myrand Ave, Ottawa


Sandy Hill Community Health Centre 

221 Nelson St, Ottawa


Somerset West Community Health Centre

55 Eccles St, Ottawa


South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre 

600-1355 Bank St, Ottawa


Where else can I get tested?

  • Your family doctor
  • Ottawa walk-in clinics
  • University health services if you are a student (U of O, Carleton, Algonquin, Cité Collegiale)
  • For Quebec residents, please call your local CLSC Info-Santé line
  • For pregnancy concerns, please contact Planned Parenthood Ottawa to make an appointment: 613-226-3234.

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