Sexual Health Clinics
York Region Sexual Health Clinics are open by appointment only
Sexual Health Clinics are open by appointment only. Please call Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 (listen for prompts for sexual health) and a Public Health Nurse will assist you over the phone.
York Region’s Sexual Health Clinics provide the following services at no cost, in a non-judgmental and inclusive environment. A health card is not required. Clinic services include:
- 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
In addition, birth control is available for purchase at low cost.
Services we do not offer
The sexual health clinics do not provide services for the conditions listed below. If you would like to be seen by a health professional for any of these services, please visit your primary care provider or a walk-in clinic. In the event of an emergency, please go to your nearest hospital emergency department.
- Treatment for urinary tract infections
- Cold sores on the mouth
- Blood testing for herpes
- Menopause symptoms
- Miscarriage aftercare
- Infertility testing, treatment and counselling
- Relationship counselling
- Prenatal care
During office closures, if you require birth control, please visit your health care provider or a walk in clinic. If you require Plan B emergency contraception, it is available for purchase without a prescription at most pharmacies.
If this is an emergency, please contact your family physician, go to a walk-in clinic, or the nearest hospital emergency department.
Clinic Hours, Locations and Booking Appointments
Clinic hours and locations are listed below. To book an appointment, the preferred choice is to:
- Call the Sexual Health Appointment and Information Line at 1-800-361-5653, then listen for the sexual health prompts
All clinic locations offer free parking.
We ask that you do your best to attend scheduled appointments. We will offer to send you a text reminder for your appointment.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call clinic directly during open hours (telephone numbers are listed below) or phone the appointment line at 1-800-361-5653 as soon as possible. If you have not shown up for two scheduled appointments you will be asked to book a same day appointment.
*Closed on Holidays
Georgina The Link Sexual Health Clinic (starting November 10, 2021)
20849 Dalton Road
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Markham Sexual Health Clinic
4261 Highway 7
Phone: 905-940-1787 Ext. 74211
Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Newmarket Sexual Health Clinic
17150 Yonge Street,
Phone: 905-895-4512 Ext. 74311
Mondays: 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Richmond Hill Sexual Health Clinic
50 High Tech Road (2nd floor)
Richmond Hill, Ontario,
Phone: 905-762-1282 Ext. 74811
Mondays: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesdays: 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Vaughan Sexual Health Clinic
9060 Jane Street
Phone: 905-660-4858 Ext. 77556
Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sexual Health Promotion
York Region offers tools to help facilitate sexual health education and promotion:
- 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.
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
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.