Sexual Health

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Sexual health plays an important role in our overall health. It’s about being aware of your body, your sexuality, and the risks involved in having sex. It’s about knowing how to prevent sexually transmitted infections, how to take contraceptives, and what options are available if you or your partner becomes pregnant. It’s about having healthy behaviours and attitudes towards sex, respecting others and understanding consent, and much more.

Through the sexual health clinic, the Health Unit is here to help you by providing:

  • Education
  • Access to resources
  • Support and counselling
  • Pregnancy testing and pregnancy counseling options  (parenting, adoption, abortion)                                   
  • Pap testing                                                
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing
  • Abstinence, sexuality and safer sex counselling
  • Needle exchange and naloxone kits
  • Free condoms
  • Low-cost birth control
  • Emergency contraception
    •  Emergency contraception is a treatment that can prevent a pregnancy when used soon after a single act of unprotected sex.
    • Please call the sexual health clinic to speak to a nurse about your emergency contraception options. 

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For more information, or to make an appointment, please call:

  • North Bay, Mattawa and Sturgeon Falls  705-474-1400 ext. 5289
  • Parry Sound   705-746-5801 ext. 3213

Appointments are free and confidential.

North Bay

345 Oak Street West

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)