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Sexual Health Information for Physicians

Halton Region Health Department offers Sexual Health Clinics for patients, and provides access to and information about antibiotic treatments for STIs.

COVID-19 update

Sexual Health and Smoking Cessation Clinics are open with limited capacity while some staff are redeployed to respond to COVID-19. New client and walk-in appointments are not available at this time.

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How Halton Region Health Department Supports Physician Offices

The Health Department offers sexual health clinics at 5 different locations in Halton Region. No physician's referral is 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 (referral for IUD)
  • Urine pregnancy test
  • Pap test
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy options (counselling and support)

Sexually transmitted and blood borne infection services for all ages

  • Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing
  • HIV rapid testing (if eligible)
  • HIV testing (anonymous and confidential)
  • Syphilis testing
  • 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, diagnosis, and treatment of genital warts
  • Free condoms
  • Free needle exchange, harm reduction supplies and naloxone overdose prevention kits

Continuing Medical Education: Focus on Syphilis

Order Free STI Medications

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, send a completed STI Medication Order Form (PDF file) by fax to 905-333-0971.

STI Treatment Guidelines

How patients book an appointment with a Sexual Health Clinic

  • Call Halton Region Health Department by calling 311
  • 905-825-6000
    • ext. 4548 for Sexual Health Clinic in Burlington
    • ext. 7788 for Sexual Health Clinic in and Oakville
    • ext. 8400 for Sexual Health Clinics in Acton, Georgetown and Milton
  • Walk-in appointments are also available


Physician referral is not necessary.