Sexual Health Clinics

Sexual Health Clinics provide many services including testing for sexually transmitted infections and birth control. Testing for sexually transmitted infections is available for everyone of all ages. Birth control is available based on medical eligibility.

Clients must register at clinic 15 minutes before closing time in order to be seen that day. 

Sexual Health Clinics hours and locations

East End (Stoney Creek) Clinic
Address: 247 Centennial Parkway North, Unit 8, Stoney Creek
Phone: 905-546-3750. We answer calls during clinic hours

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

You must register 15 minutes before clinic closes to be seen.

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

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Wednesday 4:30 to 7 pm

You must register 15 minutes before clinic closes to be seen.

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

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

You must register 15 minutes before clinic closes to be seen.

Waterdown Clinic
Address: 315 Dundas Street East, 2nd Floor, Waterdown
Phone: Sexual Health Information Line 905-528-5894

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There is no doctor or nurse practitioner at the Waterdown Clinic.
Vaccines also not available at this site.

Tuesday 3 to 6 pm

You must register 15 minutes before clinic closes to be seen.

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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.

  • Due to the high number of clients visiting our clinics and the increased wait times, clients may be turned away for non-urgent health matters. 
  • You do not need a health card. Please bring a form of ID to ensure your name and date of birth are correct when you register.
  • 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:

  • 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.  If you would like a printed copy of your results, you can return to the clinic in two weeks and wait to be seen by a nurse.
  • 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. Low cost treatment for genital herpes is no longer available at the clinics for purchase.
  • 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. Vaccines are not available at the Waterdown Clinic.
  • Free HPV vaccine, based on eligibility criteria. Vaccines are not available at the Waterdown Clinic.
  • 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.

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

Contact us

For more information:

Sexual health information line: 905-528-5894
Sexual Health Info Line Ontario (after hours, weekends, various languages)
Sexual Health E Chat Live