Sexual Health Clinics

Holiday closure

All Sexual Health Clinics will be closed December 24, 2015 to January 3, 2016. Clinics will reopen on January 4, 2016.

Sexual Health Clinics provide many services including testing for sexually transmitted infections and birth control. Testing for sexually transmitted infections is available for males and females of any age. Birth control is available based on medical eligibility.

Sexual Health Clinics hours and locations

Dundas Clinic
Address: 2 King Street West, 2nd Floor, Dundas
Phone: 905-628-3000. We answer calls during clinic hours

Tuesday 11:30 am to 4 pm
A doctor or nurse practitioner will be at the Dundas Clinic between 2 and 4 pm on clinic days.

East End (Stoney Creek) Clinic
Address: 247 Centennial Parkway North, Unit 8, Stoney Creek
at Barton Street, behind Wendy's
Phone: 905-628-3000. We answer calls during clinic hours

Monday 12:30 to 4 pm
Thursday 3 to 6 pm

Downtown Clinic
Address: 100 Main Street West, 3rd Floor, Hamilton
in the David Braley Health Science Centre
Phone: Sexual Health Information Line 905-528-5894

Wednesday 4:30 to 7 pm

Mountain Clinic
Address: 891 Upper James Street, Unit 106A, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3274. We answer calls during clinic hours

Monday 3 to 6 pm
Wednesday 12:30 to 4 pm

Waterdown Clinic
Address: 315 Dundas Street East, 2nd Floor, Waterdown
between Main Street and Mill Street by the Theatre
Phone: Sexual Health Information Line 905-528-5894 

Wednesday 3 to 6 pm

There is no doctor or nurse practitioner at the Waterdown Clinic. Sexually transmitted infection physical exams are scheduled at the Dundas Clinic instead. We give taxi fare to clients who do not have transportation to the Dundas Clinic.

How to access the Sexual Health Clinics

You do not need an appointment to come to the Sexual Health Clinics; just show up at one of the clinics when they are open.

  • You do not need a health card.
  • You must be at the clinic at least 15 minutes before the clinic closes to see a doctor or nurse that day.
  • Wait times vary and you may not be seen in the order that you arrive at the clinic.

Doctors, nurse practitioners and public health nurses provide confidential sexual health services. Services include:

  • Sexual health, safer sex practices, abstinence and birth control information.
  • Low-cost birth control based on medical eligibility. Birth control available at the clinics includes the pill, patch (Evra) and ring (Nuva Ring). 
  • Free Emergency Contraceptive Pill, also called ECP, Plan B or the Morning After Pill. You can take ECP up to five days after unprotected sex.
  • Free urine pregnancy testing.
  • Free testing for sexually transmitted infections or STIs. Testing involves collecting urine, blood and/or swabs. Do not urinate for two hours before you come to the clinic if you want STI testing. We cannot give test results over the phone; you must return to the clinic in two weeks for results. 
  • Free treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HPV (genital warts) and syphilis. If you have symptoms of an STI or you know your partner has an STI, you may be treated before test results are confirmed. Treatment for HPV (genital warts) is not available at the Waterdown Clinic.
  • Anonymous and nominal HIV testing. You can choose to use your name (nominal) for an HIV test or you can get a code number and have anonymous testing. You can either have an HIV blood test where you return to the clinic to get your results in two weeks or Rapid HIV testing, based on eligibility criteria.  We cannot give test results over the phone.  
  • Rapid HIV testing, also known as Point of Care. We take a finger prick blood sample and the results are ready in a few minutes.  You must meet certain eligibility criteria to have this test. Testing is not available at the Waterdown Clinic.
  • Free condoms.
  • Free hepatitis A and B vaccines, based on eligibility criteria.
  • Free needle syringe and harm reduction supplies such as alcohol swabs, sterile water, ascorbic acid, filters, cookers, sharps containers for safe disposal of used needles and safe injecting information. Supplies are not available to diabetic clients. 

Contact us

Sexual health information line: 905-528-5894