ISH is a community health care centre

Our job at Island Sexual Health is to provide you with the most current and relevant support through clinical services, education and products to help your sexual health. 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 in Greater Victoria, BC on the territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. While our priority focus remains on sexual health care and education, becoming a community health care centre allows us to offer additional health care services to prioritized clients.

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

Our clinical care team

At Island Sexual Health, we are proud to work with an exceptional care team of doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses to provide the very best in client centred care for all people in Greater Victoria. Our team members are dedicated to the provision of innovative, inclusive, and client led sexual health care. All of our clinic locations follow practice standards set by Ministry of Health, BC College of Physicians and Surgeons, The BC College of Nursing Professionals, BCCDC, BC Cancer Agency and Island Health. We provide referrals for our clients who require the services of specialized medical care such as gynecology, urology, sexual medicine, physiotherapy, etc. We are also proud to be a teaching facility for the University of British Columbia’s Island Medical Program which means we offer training to medical school residents.

Our sexual health services

  • Cervical (pap) screening
  • Pelvic, genital and testicular exams
  • Gender Affirming Care ((Please note, as of 18 May 2023, we are temporarily unable to accept new clients for hormone assessment, surgical care planning or gender affirming primary care. Please contact TransCare BC 1-866-999-1514 to be directed to an available GAC provider in your community.) We are still providing gender affirming apparel appointments.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Care including prevention (PrEP for qualifying clients), vaccination, testing, treatment, and support
  • PEP Starts and Renewals
  • Birth/Bleed Control Prescriptions and access for in-clinic prescriptions
  • Emergency Contraception including Emergency IUD insertions
  • IUD and Implant Insertions and Removals
  • Pregnancy Testing and pro-choice supported decision making
  • Free Condoms/Lube and Bleed Control Supplies
  • In clinic store that offers gender affirming apparel, pleasure and sexual health products.

How to book an appointment

You do not require a referral from another health care professional to use our services. We are an appointment based clinic. At this time we are unable to support walk-in appointments.

We receive a very large number of calls each day and, because of this, we recognize that it can, at times, be difficult and frustrating to try and 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.

Our clinics are fragrance-free spaces. Thank you for not wearing any of the following during your visit: cologne, after-shave lotion, perfume, perfumed hand lotion, fragranced hair products, and/or similar products. Our chemically sensitive co-workers and clients thank you.

Private, non-judgmental, pro-choice

All of our services are private, non-judgmental, and pro-choice; for everyone, all of the time.

With cold and flu season upon us, we are trying our best to keep our staff and clients as healthy as possible. To help us do so, we kindly ask that all clients and visitors to our clinics wear a medical mask while they are inside our clinic. We will gladly provide a mask for your use while you’re on site. You’ll find masks just inside our front door for your use.

We want to help you with all things sexual health related.

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