Sexual Health - Physician Information

How patients access a

Sexual Health Clinic

  • Call Halton Region.
    Dial 311 or 905-825-6000


    • Physician referral not necessary
    • Drop-ins only accepted for birth control pill sales during regular business hour

Health Department sexual health services:

The Health Department promotes positive sexual health by providing information and resources about a variety of sexual health topics including:

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Birth Control
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Talking With Children About Healthy Sexuality
  • Needle Exchange - Exchange Works
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
  • Sexual Violence (e.g., sexual assault)
  • Sexual Ability and Difficulty

Local sexual health support for patients

  • Sexual Health Clinics
    905-825-6000, ext. 6065
  • SAVIS (Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton)
    24 hour Help Line 905-875-1555
  • Nina's Place (Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital - Sexual Assault Care Centre)
    905-632-373, ext. 5708

New guidelines for testing and treatment of gonorrhea in Ontario

Public Health Ontario's Guidelines for Testing and Treatment of Gonorrhea in Ontario (PDF file) provide the evidence, rationale, and recommendations to effectively diagnose and treat persons infected with N. gonorrhea.

The recommendations are based on:

  • Current scientific evidence
  • Ontario epidemiology
  • Antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of N. gonorrhea
  • Available laboratory testing methods in Ontario.

The guidelines cover:

  • Laboratory testing recommendations including when to perform a:
    • Gram stain
    • Bacterial culture
    • Nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT)
  • Treatment recommendations for uncomplicated urogenital, rectal and pharyngeal N. gonorrhea infections
  • Recommendations for follow-up of N. gonorrhea infections, including:
    • Public health reporting
    • Testing and treatment of sexual contacts
    • Indications for test of cure
    • Follow-up testing

For more information including FAQ, online modules and a quick reference guide, visit Public Health Ontario (external link).

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Sexual Health Clinics information:

The Health Deparment sexual health clinics offer counselling for:

Clinic Costs

  • Free:
    • Consultation
    • Treatment
    • Approved STI medications
    • Condoms/spermicides
    • Needles/crack kits
  • Low or no cost:
    • Oral contraceptives with physician prescription
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