Clinics & Services

Service at a Glance

What services are available at Sexual Health Clinics?

Services at Sexual Health Clinics include:

  • Sexual health, safer sex practices, abstinence and birth control information
  • Low-cost birth control based on medical eligibility. 
  • Free Emergency Contraceptive Pill
  • Free urine pregnancy testing
  • Free testing for sexually transmitted infections, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis, syphilis, herpes (if a sore is present) and HIV
  • Free treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HPV (genital warts) and syphilis
  • Anonymous and nominal HIV testing
  • Rapid HIV testing
  • Free condoms
  • Free hepatitis A and B vaccines for persons at risk
  • Free needle exchange and harm reduction supplies 
What services are provided on the Dental Health Bus?

The Dental Health Bus provides emergency dental services for people who have a low income and do not have dental insurance.  Services include:

  • X-rays
  • Dental fillings
  • Extractions or removing teeth
  • Antibiotics for dental infections
  • Dental screening for the Children In Need Of Treatment program 
Where can I get my child’s vaccines?

The City of Hamilton provides several vaccine clinics:

  • Hepatitis B school clinics
  • HPV school clinics
  • Meningococcal A, C, Y, W135 school clinics
  • Community vaccine clinics
  • Flu clinics
  • Outbreak clinics
What services are available for alcohol, drugs and gambling?

The City of Hamilton provides counselling and programs for alcohol and drugs and programs through:

  • Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling Services

The City of Hamilton provides needles, safe injection supplies and needle disposal through:

  • Van Needle Syringe program
  • Street Health Clinic 
Where can I get my flu shot?

A free flu shot is available for everyone who lives, works or attends school in Ontario.

If you are six months of age and older you can get a flu shot from your doctor or at a clinic.  If you are five years of age and older you can also get a flu shot from your pharmacist.

What do green, yellow and red cards posted by restaurants in Hamilton mean?

The Food Safety Certificates of Inspection are posted in food premises in Hamilton to let the public know whether the premise passed their last food safety inspection. 

  • A green card means the premise passed their inspection.
  • A yellow card means the premise received conditions for their premise.
  • A red card means the premise was closed due to health risks to the public.