Providing sexual health care for all people and additional primary care delivery for priority populations.

Comprehensive, affirming workshops and training for youth, allied adults, and professionals designed to meet your unique learning needs.

Our store offers a variety of products to affirm gender expression, promote sexual health, and increase pleasure.

Your Choices. Your Well-being. You.

Since 1969, we’ve been here to support you with your sexual wellness, education and product needs through all stages of your life.

We’re very excited about our transition into a community health care centre. While our priority focus remains on sexual health care and education, becoming a community health care centre will allow us to offer additional health care services to prioritized clients.

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We’re here to help you.

As a community health care centre, we offer pro-choice and comprehensive sexual health clinicseducation programs and products for people of all genders, orientations, abilities, and ages in Greater Victoria, BC in the unceded traditional territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We also offer primary care attachment for priority population clients. We are a non-profit organization that is also a registered charity.

Care, support, information

At Island Sexual Health, our job is to provide you the most current and relevant information, services, and products that help you better understand your sexual and/or reproductive health needs and make the best choices for your sexual wellness.

  • Sexual health care
  • STI management
  • Pap, pelvic, and genital exams
  • Gender affirming care
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The Clinic logo: The Clinic at Island Sexual Health, community health centre.

Clinic info

We understand that sexual wellness evolves over a lifetime and to support your evolving care needs, we offer inclusive, pro-choice, and sex positive services for people of all genders, orientations, abilities, and ages.

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Get the education that meets your needs

Since 1986, we have offered well respected comprehensive sexual health education programming to Greater Victoria communities. We offer sexual health education programming to schools (gr 4-University), as well as workshops for community groups, parents, educators and other community members.

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The Store logo: The Store at Island Sexual Health, community health centre.

The Store

The store offers a variety of affordable products to affirm gender expression, sexual health, and pleasure in a safe, comfortable space with knowledgeable staff. Watch out for our new online shopping platform to be launched in the coming months.

Accessing care with current COVID-19 protocols

Since the beginning of COVID ISH has worked hard to maintain access to our important services. Due to limitations to on site service delivery and the significant increase in calls we are receiving we recognize that it can, at times, be difficult and frustrating to get through on our phone lines. Please be assured we are doing everything possible to try and address these concerns and improve access to appointments. We appreciate your patience during these difficult times.

Appointments

  1. Both New and Returning clients can call us at 250-592-3479 to set up an appointment. Please be aware our phone lines are busy and we are doing the very best we can to minimize wait times and access.
  2. We are currently utilizing both phone/video appointments for many consultation appointments (including bleed/birth control prescriptions and some medication renewals, intake STI screening, etc.) and in-person appointments for services which require an exam or procedure.
  3. If you have an in-clinic appointment, we will provide you with a medical grade mask upon entry into the clinic. Clients are required to wear the mask for the duration of their time in clinic unless medically exempt. We are committed to your safety and are working within our Worksafe BC plan (PDF) to ensure your visit to our clinic is as safe and comfortable as possible.
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Supply/Medication Pick Up

  1. We offer product pickup between 12-4pm Monday – Friday. You are welcome to pick up testing kits/ treatment medications at our Quadra Street clinic Monday-Friday between 9 am-4 pm. We are CLOSED Weekends and Provincial and Federal Statutory Holidays.
  2. Please follow the instructions posted on the outside of our clinic when you arrive.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate COVID-19. We understand that these are challenging times as we all try to balance the health and safety of our community with the return to full and healthy living. What this looks like varies from person to person and from business to business. The current service model at Island Sexual Health (virtual visits, limited in-person care) is based on the guidelines for health care providers that we have received from the Provincial Health Officer, Worksafe BC, and the Doctors of BC. We will continue to adjust access to our services as recommended by these authorities.

All our services are private, non-judgmental, and supportive

  • Cervical Screening and Pelvic Exams
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing, treatment, prevention (including PEP and PrEP for qualifying patients), vaccination, and support.
  • Pregnancy testing and pro choice support
  • Lower cost birth/bleed control prescription and products (including IUD [planned and emergency] and Nexplanon insertion and removals)
  • Gender Affirming Care (Hormone Assessment/Access/Service Referrals/ Apparel) Services  **GAC is restricted to clients 16 years+ while apparel is open to people of all ages** Clients seeking renewal are not subject to waitlist. Please call us directly for an appointment.
  • Free safer sex (condoms/lube), bleed management products, and harm reduction supplies
  • A curated line of sexual health and pleasure products and gender affirming apparel available in The Store.

Find us on Quadra Street