Entries by Taryn

Can you give me antibiotics for a UTI?

We could give you a lab requisition to go get a urine test to confirm that you have a urinary tract infection (UTI) and once the results came back our nurse practitioner could write a prescription for antibiotics that you could take to a pharmacy. Unfortunately, we do not carry the antibiotics used to treat UTIs in our clinic and don’t have the testing capability to diagnose it. Read more! “Can you give me antibiotics for a UTI?”

Can I bring another person in during an appointment?

We want to help everyone feel as comfortable as possible when accessing our services, whether that means bringing someone with them to sit in during their appointment or meeting with our social worker for emotional support. Unfortunately, because of the current COVID restrictions in place, we are only allowing one client into the clinic at a time. Read more! “Can I bring another person in during an appointment?”

Can you test for herpes during COVID?

To be tested for herpes, a person would have to have an outbreak of visible sores for a doctor or nurse practitioner to examine and swab. The swab is sent to a lab to confirm the herpes diagnosis. At the moment, the lab we send our STI samples to for testing is not accepting swabs because of COVID. We recommend contacting your family doctor or a walk-in clinic for herpes testing. Read more! “Can you test for herpes during COVID?”

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Menstrual Cup Survey

Researchers from the U of S and Sask Health Authority are looking for input from people in Regina who menstruate and are between the ages of 18-25.

By filling out a short online survey about how your period affects your life, you can receive a free menstrual cup from the YourTime Foundation (a local non-profit) and will also be entered to win one of four $20 Tim Hortons gift cards. Read more! “Menstrual Cup Survey”

Curbside Birth Control Pick-up

 

  • Call the clinic in advance to arrange pick-up for birth control
    • 306-522-0902 extension: 0
    • To maintain physical distance, we require at least 30 minutes notice
  • Sales are limited to a two-month supply
  • Payment must be arranged over the phone (either e-transfer or credit card over the phone)
  • We will schedule a time for pick up (Mon-Fri 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm)
  • When you arrive outside the clinic at your pick-up time, call the clinic and we will place the prescription in a basket outside the door for you
    • NO ONE will be allowed into the clinic
  • Prescriptions and receipt will be in a brown bag with your name written on it
  • If you need a new prescription, we can set up a phone appointment with our practitioner
    • Please allow 2-3 days for this
  • Bags of 15 free condoms can also be picked-up with these same arrangements
  • Emergency contraception sales (Plan B & Ella) require a phone consult with a nurse

We hope things are able to change soon. Read more! “Curbside Birth Control Pick-up”

How old do you have to be to buy emergency contraception and how much is it?

Anyone over the age of 12 has the right to access contraception in Canada, but some clinics and pharmacies may not be as youth-friendly as we are at Planned Parenthood. We sell Plan B or Ella for $15. Because of COVID restrictions, you’ll have to call us to arrange payment and speak with a nurse then we will set a time for curbside pickup. The copper IUD is another form of emergency contraception that costs $100. Read more! “How old do you have to be to buy emergency contraception and how much is it?”

I had unprotected sex recently and am supposed to get my period in three weeks. When can I take a pregnancy test?

If you want to prevent pregnancy, emergency contraception (like Plan B or Ella) can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex or a copper IUD can be inserted up to seven days after. Call us or a pharmacy as soon as possible to increase your chances of avoiding pregnancy.

A pregnancy test is most accurate 2-3 weeks after unprotected sex or after a missed period. Read more! “I had unprotected sex recently and am supposed to get my period in three weeks. When can I take a pregnancy test?”