Sexual Health Clinics
STI testing available
Street Health Clinic services are targeted to those that are street involved and are meant to remove barriers for accessing important health care services. No health card is needed.
The City provides Sexual Health Clinics for access to birth control, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and access to free condoms.
If you have these health concerns below, please see your family doctor, nurse practitioner or other health care provider (walk in clinic):
- Pain, sores or bumps in your mouth or throat (including cold sores)
- Pap test
- Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) treatment – go to the nearest hospital emergency room within 72 hours of an HIV exposure
- Urinary tract infections
- Blood work for herpes or pregnancy
- Scabies, lice or crabs
- Sexual dysfunction (arousal, erectile or libido problems)
- Fertility concerns, miscarriage or menopause
- Yeast or bacterial vaginosis
Services at the Sexual Health Clinics
Our sexual health clinic is for individuals that:
- do not have a health care provider
- do not have a health card
- cannot access a walk-in clinic
- are seeking confidential testing
- are seeking anonymous HIV testing
- need access to free treatment
Doctors, nurse practitioners and public health nurses provide confidential sexual health services. Services include:
- Low-cost birth control based on medical eligibility. Birth control available at the clinics includes the pill, patch (Evra) and ring (Nuva Ring). Starting January 1, 2018, OHIP to cover drug costs for those 24 years and under with a health card or health card number. Ask the clinic about getting a prescription for the birth control pill to take to a pharmacy, no deductible or out of pocket fees.
- Emergency Contraception. A copper IUD inserted within 5 days after unprotected sex is the most effective form of emergency contraception available. The clinics may provide a prescription for an emergency copper IUD and can assist with urgent referrals for IUD insertion. The emergency contraceptive pill, also called ECP or the Morning After Pill is available at the clinics and may be taken up to five days after unprotected sex. Starting January 2020 there will be a cost for ECP at the clinics.
- 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. Results can take up to two weeks. The clinic will call you if there is a concern with your results. You may call our Sexual Health Information Line (905-528-5894 Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) in two weeks for results and can book an appointment to receive a printed copy.
- Free treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, 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.
- 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 or Rapid HIV testing, based on eligibility criteria.
- 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.
- Free condoms.
- Free hepatitis A and B vaccines, based on eligibility criteria. Free HPV vaccine, 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.
- Naloxone (Narcan) overdose prevention kits.
Carole Anne’s Place
Address: YWCA 75 MacNab St. S, Hamilton
First & third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 1 pm
Carole Anne’s Place (CAP) is a low-barrier drop-in for unsheltered women and non-binary individuals in Hamilton
Wednesday 4:30 to 7 pm
By appointment only, call 905-528-5894 Mon to Fri 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Mask required when entering the clinic space. Do not attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Men4Men (M4M) Clinic @ The AIDS Network
Address: 140 King Street East Unit 101, Hamilton
Second Wednesday of every month 5 pm to 8 pm
Men4Men Clinic provides sexual health services specifically catering to the needs of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men
Street Health Clinic @ The Hub
Address: 78 Vine Street East, Hamilton
Every Monday 1 pm to 4 pm
Street Health Clinic @ The AIDS Network
Address: 140 King Street East Unit 101, Hamilton
Mondays 10 am to 1 pm
Fourth Thursday of every month 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
The VAN Outreach Nursing Services
Phone: 905-317-9966 (call or text)
Thursdays 11 am to 3 pm
Address: 196 Wentworth St. N, Hamilton
Second & fourth Friday of the month, 10am to 1pm
Willow’s Place is a low-barrier space for women-identifying individuals
Please note that the clinics listed below are not operated by Hamilton Public Health Services. Individuals looking for sexual health services are encouraged to review each clinics website to ensure they meet their care needs.
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For General Sexual Health Information:
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