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Sexual Health Clinics

York Region’s Sexual Health Clinics provide the following services in a non-judgmental environment:

  • Condoms at no cost
  • Pregnancy tests, counselling and referral
  • Sexual health examinations
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment
  • HIV testing (including anonymous HIV testing and Rapid HIV testing)
  • Hepatitis A and B immunization
  • Gardasil 9 vaccination
  • Needle exchange services
  • Counselling and information on:
    • Birth control
    • STI and Blood borne infections (BBI)
    • Sexual orientation
    • Sexuality
    • Relationships

In addition, birth control is available for purchase at low cost.

Sexual health information and appointment line

  1. Call Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or TTY (for those with hearing disabilities) 1-866-252-9933
  2. Select the Sexual Health Line or press 1

Use the sexual health information line to:

  • Book, reschedule or cancel appointments
  • Speak to a Public Health nurse about sexual health concerns
  • Arrange a tour

Call the clinic directly during clinic hours to cancel a same-day appointment or obtain test results.

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Cost

Services provided at sexual health clinics are offered at no cost, with the exception of Gardasil 9 vaccination. You do not need a health card to access services.

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Clinic locations - appointment only

Please note that appointments are required before you visit our clinics except clinics at Sutton High School and Keswick High School. To book an appointment call the Sexual Health Information Line. All clinics offer free parking and are wheelchair accessible.

Markham

Community and Health Services
4261 Highway 7 East, Suite B6-B9
Markham, Ontario
L3R 9W6
Tel: 1-877-464-9675 Ext. 74211

Tuesdays: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Newmarket

22 Prospect Street
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 3S9
Tel: 1-877-464-9675 Ext. 74311

Mondays: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Richmond Hill

South Services Centre
50 High Tech Road, 2nd floor
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4B 4L9
Tel: 905-762-1282 Ext. 74811

Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesdays: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Vaughan

Vaughan Office
9060 Jane Street
Vaughan, Ontario
L4K 0G5
Tel: 1-877-464-9675 ext 77556

Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Clinics open from September to June

Keswick, Town of Georgina

Keswick High School
100 Biscayne Boulevard
Keswick, Ontario
L4P 3S2
Tel: 1-800-361-5653

Tuesdays: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Appointments are not required for students of Keswick High School.

Sutton, Town of Georgina

Sutton High School
20798 Dalton Road
Sutton, Ontario
L0E 1R0
Tel: 1-800-361-5653

Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Appointments are not required for students of Sutton High School.

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Sexual Health Promotion

York Region offers tools to help facilitate sexual health education and promotion:

  • Workshops
  • Displays
  • Printed resources
  • Clinic tours are available for select groups.
  • Healthy Sexuality video. This seven minute York Region video offers information on our clinics and answers commonly asked sexual health questions.
    Please note: The age of initiation of frequent pap testing has been updated since the release of this video. Please check the 2012 Ontario Cervical Cytology Screening Guidelines for more information.
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Services for Schools

York Region offers sexual health services to help schools educate their students:

  • Consultation and curriculum supports to promote sexual health education in schools
  • Consultations with public health nurses on issues relating to promoting sexual health in schools
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STI and BBI Program

York Region’s sexual and blood borne infection (SBBI) program includes:

  • Counselling to clients who have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and/or blood borne infection (BBI) to ensure treatment, follow-up and referral
  • STI medications at no cost to clients and health care providers to treat clients who have tested positive for a reportable STI or are a contact of someone who has tested positive for an STI
  • Partner notification and counselling for people who may have been exposed to a STI or BBI
  • Distribution of information resources
  • Education and support to health care providers about STIs and BBIs
  • Working in partnership with other groups to support the awareness, treatment, prevention of STIs and BBIs
  • Monitoring of STIs and BBIs
  • Facilitating the Mandatory Blood Testing Act (MBTA)
  • Outreach to shelters and community partners

Confidentiality and partner notification

Some STIs and BBIs, such as chlamydia and AIDS, are “reportable.” This means health care professionals are required to report cases to York Region. The Region monitors trends in these infections to improve public health policy, programs and services.

If you are diagnosed with a reportable infection, your identity and information is protected under Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). Visit our Personal Health Information Protection Act for more information about how York Region handles your personal health information.

If your partner(s) are at risk of infection and you do not feel comfortable telling them, a Public Health nurse can do this for you. Your identity will be kept confidential.

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