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.
We aren’t open for in-person services yet. Currently, we are offering birth control sales using curbside pickup on Mon/Wed/Fri from 9am to 4pm and our receptionist is in the office answering phones during those hours. Our nurse practitioner is providing phone consults with clients and our social worker is still providing options counselling. Read more! “Are you open?”
No, it’s best to take your pills as prescribed. Spotting can be a side effect of hormonal birth control, even if you’ve been on it for awhile without having issues. If you’re concerned, call your family doctor or our clinic to speak with a nurse.
Unfortunately, we do not carry hormones. If a person wants hormone therapy they could talk to our practitioners about it and ask for a prescription that could be taken to a pharmacy. Some hormones are covered through Sask Health Insurance. Our practitioners might want to give a referral to a specialist like Dr. Perron who could come up with a care plan.
It could mean that treatment failed or that you were re-infected. You might need another round of antibiotics, possibly with a different kind. After treatment, any sexual activity should be avoided for 7 days to avoid re-infection. Sometimes partners pass infections back and forth if they aren’t both treated at the same time, even if they are using condoms. Read more! “What does it mean if you get treatment for chlamydia or gonorrhea and then your symptoms come back?”
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! “*FOOTER”