Young people have rights. Youth-friendly care means understanding that youth are a diverse group with different needs and desires. The care they receive needs to be adapted to their unique experiences. HPEPH is committed to providing youth friendly care.
Sexual Health During the Pandemic
The importance of your sexual health is not in lockdown. Even though you might feel isolated during the pandemic, supports and resources remain available to help you. You don’t need to worry alone. Confidential, respectful and caring support continues to be available. The following resources continue to be available to provide you with youth centered care.
Public Health Nurses
Our public health nurses remain available to providing caring, confidential, and non-judgemental support:
If you would like to have a confidential conversation with a Public Health Nurse, call 613-966-5500 x 418 or 1-800-267-2803 x 418 (Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm).
SexualHealthOntario offers information and support on sexually transmitted infections, birth control and more. For answers to your sexual health questions, information and assistance, chat with a sexual health expert or to speak to a counsellor, you may also call their Sexual Health Infoline Ontario (SHILO) toll-free: 1-800-668-2437
If you feel you are in a state of crisis, call the 24/7 Mental Health Helpline at 1-866-531-2600.