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Sexual Health Information for Physicians

Halton Region Public Health offers Sexual Health Clinics for Halton Residents and provides access to and information about antibiotic treatments for STIs.

Important note:

Sexual health clinics are open with limited capacity as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Walk-in hours are not offered at this time.

Services are prioritized for people who have symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI), people who have had sex with someone with an STI, and people most affected by STIs.


How Halton Region Public Health Supports Physician Offices

Halton Region Public Health operates sexual health clinics at throughout Halton Region. A physician's referral is not necessary.

Sexual health clinics provide the following services:

Birth control and pregnancy services for individuals 29 years old and younger

  • Birth control (options include low-cost, free to those in financial need and prescriptions to be filled at pharmacies under the Provincial OHIP+ program or individual drug plans)
  • Birth control counselling (including referrals for IUD)
  • Urine pregnancy test
  • Pap test
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy options (counselling and support)

Sexually transmitted and blood borne infection services for all ages

  • Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis testing
  • HIV testing (anonymous and confidential)
  • HIV rapid testing (if eligible)
  • Hepatitis B and C testing
  • Free treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis
  • Information on sexually transmitted and blood borne infections
  • Free HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines for those who qualify (paid HPV vaccine also available)
  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of active genital herpes
  • Assessment and diagnosis of genital warts
  • Free condoms
  • Free needle exchange supplies, harm reduction supplies and naloxone overdose prevention kits

Continuing Medical Education: Focus on Syphilis

Order Free STI Medications – New Online Order Form

The Health Department offers free STI medications to all Halton Region health care providers and medical clinics, for the treatment of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. All patients (regardless of OHIP status) diagnosed with a reportable STI and their partners are eligible for the following free STI medications:

  • Azithromycin
  • Ceftriaxone
  • Penicillin G Benzathine (Bicillin® L-A)

To order the above medications, complete the STI Medication Order Form.

STI Treatment Guidelines