Sexual Health Clinics and Services

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Main clinic

The walk-in clinic is closed until further notice due to COVID-19.  Please continue to check our website for further schedule changes.  Appointments are made for high priority only.  Please see below:

During the closure, call 613-234-4641 to speak with a nurse IF:

  • - You need HIV PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis)
  • - You have tested positive for Syphilis, gonorrhea or Chlamydia and need treatment
  • - You are a contact of Syphilis, gonorrhea or Chlamydia
  • - You have symptoms of Syphilis, gonorrhea or Chlamydia
  • - You are a clinic client who is currently taking birth control that was prescribed by the Sexual Health Clinic or need an IUD follow-up
  • - You need emergency contraception (Plan B) 

179 Clarence St., Ottawa

Appointments are available during the following times:

Monday: 8:45 am-11:30 am
Wednesday: 8:45 am -11:30 am
Friday: 8:45 am -11:30 am
To book an appointment, call 613-234-4641 

Walk-In Services:
Monday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday:  CLOSED

 

Gay ZONE

Gay ZONE will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 situation.  Please check our website for further schedule changes.  For clinic follow-up and PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis) please call 613-234-4641.

Gay Men's Sexual Health Clinic

Thursday: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
420 Cooper St, Ottawa 
Gay ZONE provides a wide range of sexual health programs and services for gay, bi, trans-men, and other men who have sex with men in the Ottawa area
Please note: this clinic is located within a community health centre. Please register with the receptionist when you arrive.

 

All Youth Drop-In clinics will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 situation.  Please check our website for further schedule changes.  For contraceptive and clinic follow-up please call 613-234-4641.

West End Family Care Clinic

Tuesday: 4:30 - 7:30 pm

80 Michael Cowpland Dr, Kanata
Must be 29 years of age and under.
Please note: this clinic is located within a medical clinic setting. When you arrive, please let the receptionist know you are visiting the Ottawa Public Health Youth Sexual Health Clinic.

 

South Nepean Community Health Centre

Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
201-4100 Strandherd Dr, Barrhaven
Must be 29 years of age and under.
Please note: this clinic is located within a medical clinic setting. When you arrive, please let the receptionist know that you are visiting the Ottawa Public Health Youth Sexual Health Clinic.

 

Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre

Wednesday: 2:00 to 5:00 pm
105-240 Centrum Blvd, Orleans
Must be 29 years of age and under.
Please register with the receptionist when you arrive.

The walk-in clinic is closed until further notice due to COVID-19.  Please continue to check our website for further schedule changes.  Appointments are made for high priority only.  Please see below:

During the closure, call 613-234-4641 to speak with a nurse IF:

  • - You need HIV PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis)
  • - You have tested positive for Syphilis, gonorrhea or Chlamydia and need treatment
  • - You are a contact of Syphilis, gonorrhea or Chlamydia
  • - You have symptoms of Syphilis, gonorrhea or Chlamydia
  • - You are a clinic client who is currently taking birth control that was prescribed by the Sexual Health Clinic or need an IUD follow-up
  • - You need emergency contraception (Plan B) 

 Sexuality is a big part of how people define themselves! In a world of ever-evolving information, it is important that you have the most accurate information so that you can make healthy and smart decisions that result in positive sexual experiences that are free of discrimation and violence while being consensual.

If you have questions, concerns, need information, resources, or access to contraception and other sexual health aides, then stop by at one of the many Sexual Health Drop-In Clinics! There are Ottawa Public Health staff who can answer your questions, keep your information confidential, and will ensure that your visit is a positive experience!

Anyone 29 and under is welcome. If you don't fall into this age category but require help, you can visit any one of our regular walk-in clinics by clicking here. You can also visit your primary care provider (a physician or nurse practitioner), walk-in clinic, or in the event of an emergency, go to the nearest hospital.

What Do the Clinics Offer?

The clinics offer a wide variety of services including:

  • Information on sexually transmitted blood borne infections (STBBIs) and contraception
  • Free testing and treatment for STBBIs
  • Confidential and anonymous HIV testing
  • Emergency contraception
  • Affordable contraception
  • Intrauterine Device/System (IUD/IUS) insertion (by appointment only at the main clinic)
  • Pregnancy testing and information about options
  • Hepatitis A and B immunization
  • Vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Free condoms

What Don't the Clinics Offer?

The following services are not offered by the clinics:

  • Blood work for herpes or pregnancy
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • 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 and miscarriage

Have questions about being tested at our clinic? Our FAQ page can help you answer your questions!

Where Else Can I Get Tested?

  • Your primary care provider
  • Ottawa walk-in clinics
  • University health services if you are a student (uOttawa, Carleton, Algonquin, Cité Collegiale, St. Paul University)
  • For Quebec residents, please call your local centre local de services communautaires (CLSC) Info-Santé line
  • For pregnancy concerns, please contact Planned Parenthood Ottawa to make an appointment at 613-226-3234

Check out our FAQ page for more information. 

 

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