Yes, you can. If you are one of our clients who has had an appointment with us for testing and have a positive STI test result for chlamydia or gonorrhea, we will arrange for you to get the antibiotic treatment using curbside pickup. If the STI is genital warts, which requires in-person treatments, we would book you in with a nurse practitioner (NP) or physician. Read more! “Can you get STI treatment during COVID?”
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?”
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?”
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?”
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?”
We are currently waiting on more PPE to be able to offer in-person appointments but one of our partner clinics has been offering IUD inserts on a case-by-case basis. Call our clinic during operating hours to ask our receptionist about insert options.
We are in the office taking calls on Mon/Wed/Fri from 9am to 12pm and 12:45-4pm.
Spotting is common in the first few months of starting a new hormonal birth control method. Later on, it could be caused by missing a dose or may be a side effect of taking another medication. If you are concerned, call your family doctor or reach out to us for a phone consult with our practitioner.
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?”
It depends on the method you are switching to. A doctor may recommend using a back-up method like condoms for a week to be safe, but when you change your prescription, your healthcare provider should discuss this with you. Call us and ask for a phone consult with our practitioner to find out more.
We are waiting on PPE to be able to open up our services again. It depends on what you need an appointment for. We have been able to offer depo provera injections on a case-by-case basis and are offering phone consults with our social worker and nurse practitioner. You can call us on Mon/Wed/Fri from 9am to 4pm (closed 12:00-12:45pm for lunch) to ask our receptionist about what is available.
Yes, you can. If you are one of our clients who has had an appointment with us for testing and have a positive STI test result for chlamydia or gonorrhea, we will arrange for you to get the antibiotic treatment using curbside pickup. If the STI is genital warts, which requires in-person treatments, we would book you in with a nurse practitioner (NP) or physician. Read more! “*FOOTER”