What can Island Sexual Health help me with?
All things sexual health related. We offer pro-choice and comprehensive sexual health clinics and education programs for all genders, orientations, identities, abilities, and ages in Greater Victoria, BC.
At Island Sexual Health, our job is to provide you up-to-date, clear information and services that helps you better understand your sexual and reproductive health and make the best choices for your sexual wellness.
Thanks to STOP HIV funding, we are offering blood draw services at our Quadra Street clinic to test for HIV, Hepatitis B and C and Syphilis for our clients. This means we can draw blood on site without clients having to go to a lab! We offer this service to clients who are not experiencing symptoms Tuesday-Thursday evenings and varying other times, please phone 250-592-3479 to make an appointment. We also utilize point of care testing for HIV, please talk to our health care professionals for suitability.
We utilize the services of both doctors and nurses in our clinics to provide the very best in sexual health care. We are also a teaching facility for the Island Medical Program which means we offer training to medical school residents.
More than just birth control
At Island Sexual Health, we realize that a person’s sexual health is about way more than the prevention of pregnancy. In fact, sometimes it’s never about the prevention of pregnancy!
All our services are private, non-judgmental, and supportive; for everyone, all of the time.
We provide confidential sexual health services such as:
- Lower cost birth control
- IUD insertions and removals
- STI testing, treatment, vaccination and support
- Pap, pelvic, and genital exams
- Testicular and breast exams
- Pregnancy testing and pro choice support
- Free condoms/lube
- Community education including workshops and event attendance
- An expanded line of sexual health products for sale.
The scoop on our main location:
Our Quadra Street clinic has 6 exam rooms, a large waiting area, lots of free 2hr parking and we’re family and wheelchair friendly. We offer both booked and drop-in appointment times at our Quadra Street location.
There’s also a big bike rack outside for our clients who use pedal power to get to us and we’re conveniently located just off of the Lochside trail.
You can get to our Quadra clinic location using the #6 bus route and there is a bus stop right outside the building.
We’re located in the lower left hand corner of the Quadra Centre building in Suite 101.
Find out more about our sexual health centre location and hours.
Check out our new YOUTH website at beyondthetalk.ca
Did you know that we have a website specifically designed for youth? We recently launched this site specifically for all of the youth who want more youth based sexual health information (ie puberty info, how to talk to adults, sexual decision making, etc.) than our regular site offers. Check it out for more resources, current info and lots of writing from our amazing youth committee. We also have a youth texting line for all of your sexual health questions.
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