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Sexual Health Clinic

Please note that our offices are temporarily closed to the public to allow us to respond to COVID-19 demands. Phone lines remain open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

As we are preparing for a second wave of COVID-19, our sexual health services may continue to be extremely limited. Abstaining or practising safe sex by using condoms is strongly urged to decrease your risk for sexually transmitted infections and/or unplanned pregnancy.

Did you know that COVID-19 can be spread through close contact? Check out our new page about COVID-19 and sex to learn how you can protect yourself and your partner.

In person sexual health services through Public Health are limited at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Please contact your health care provider or visit a walk-in clinic if you:

  • are having symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection or blood borne infection and require an assessment and testing.
  • would like routine testing for sexually transmitted or blood borne infections.
  • require a new birth control prescription.
  • are pregnant and need options counselling.

Please continue to contact Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Sexual Health Line at 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 418 if you:

  • need access to your birth control prescription held by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.
  • need to discuss options for Plan B.
  • have outstanding test results from any of the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health locations.
  • have questions related to sexual health.
  • require sexual health services and do not have a health care provider, do not have an Ontario Health card, or can not access a walk-in clinic.

Page last updated: Sept 18, 2020.

Need More Information About Sexual Health Clinic?

Call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 243.

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Province of Ontario has Declared a Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives.  Read more.

Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the provincial government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.

Owner/operators of a businesses, workplaces and/or other community organizations who are unsure of how to adjust operations for COVID-19 are encouraged to visit sector specific guidance regarding provincial lockdown measures at Ontario.ca or call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. If you are unable to find an answer to your questions or need further guidance, please fill out this web form.

During the provincewide shutdown, no indoor social gatherings are permitted, except with members of the same household (the people you live with). Individuals who live alone and single parents may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household. Outdoor gatherings must be limited to 5 individuals, and proper physical distancing must be maintained.

If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.

Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.