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Your sexual health is an important part of your well-being and we're here to support that. Sexual health has many aspects and dimensions. Take a moment to explore the broad definition of sexual health, a lens offered by Options for Sexual Health.
Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing, treatment, and information:
Unsure if you need testing? Feeling anxious or worried? Looking for sexual health information? We are here to support you in making informed and concensual decisions.
STI testing and sexual health information can be offered in person, by phone, or virtual appointment with a nurse or physician.
You can also visit:
Looking for an STI test and don't want to come into the clinic?
Vaccines for Hep A/B/HPV are offered. Blood tests for Hep A may be required first.
Prep/PEP can be prescribed by our doctors for free, if you are eligible, and the prescription can be picked up at our clinics.
A pap or smear test is used to screen and help diagnose precancerous conditions of the internal sexual and reproductive health organs (cervix, vagina, rectum).
Anyone with a cervix between the ages of 25 and 69 should be screened for cervical cancer every three years. Read more about cervical cancer screening here.
Most types of internal genital cancers can be prevented by getting your HPV vaccine.
We offer Gardasil-9 (HPV Vaccine). There is a series of 3 doses recommended. Book with or speak to a nurse about any questions you may have.
If you have not completed your HPV vaccine series, you may be eligible for a publicly funded vaccine. more
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) & Testing
Symptoms can include burning, pain or discomfort when you pass urine, and frequent urination. If you think you may have a UTI, make an appointment to see a doctor and have a urine test done in clinic or at LifeLabs.
- Your local pharmacy may also be able to treat an uncomplicated UTI and yeast infections. Learn more
Contraception and pregnancy
For general contraceptive options, please book an appointment with a doctor by calling our clinics.
- IUD (consult/insertion/removal)
- Depo Provera
- Oral contraceptives
- Nuva Ring
The health clinics no longer sell oral contraceptives and Nuva Ring, but prescriptions are still available through a doctor's appointment, and the doctor will fax a prescription to your pharmacy. For more information about contraception, view this link.
The Emergency Contraceptive Pill/Plan B can be used within 5 days of having unprotected sex. Plan B/Contingency costs $15.00 to $20.00 and is available in clinic. Note: due to Covid 19, supplies are limited.
The Emergency Contraceptive Pill/Plan B is available at most pharmacies without a prescription, and at OPT clinics.
Pregnancy testing is available by appointment in clinic. Pregnancy tests are also available at the SFSS Women's Centre, and can be mailed to you by request. See below for more info.
Pregnancy options can be discussed at an appointment with a doctor or nurse.
Options for Sexual Health BC:
Provides access to quality sexual educational materials and general information, with a service number for questions.
Get Checked Online
Provides free and confidential online STI testing services provided by the BCCDC.
Health Initiative for Men (HIM)
Health Initiative for Men is a non-profit society that aims to strengthen the health and well-being of gay men.
Sex & U
Credible and reliable sexual education and information.
Smart Sex Resource
Provides sexual health education and resources with a focus on British Columbia.