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?”
We do not carry or sell mifegymiso, the abortion pill, and many pharmacies don’t carry it either. The pill can cost $350-400 but is covered (free) through your Sask Health Insurance. In Regina, abortion services are offered at the Women’s Health Centre in the General Hospital. You can call them to find out more and reach out to us if you need extra emotional support through the process.
You have the right to health care services that are private and confidential. In Canada, anyone over the age of 12 can legally have an abortion in a hospital without the permission of their parents, partner, or family doctor. Abortion services are offered in Regina through the Women’s Health Centre at the General Hospital. If you need assistance, contact us for pregnancy options counselling.
It’s hard to say. Missed periods could be due to pregnancy or something called post-pill amenorrhea, where it takes your body awhile to return to normal hormone production. Please contact your family doctor or call us to talk to a nurse practitioner.
No. But it is possible to experience vaginal bleeding or “spotting” while pregnant. If you’re experiencing other symptoms that are concerning, contact your doctor or call us and ask to speak with our nurse.
Plan B can be very effective at preventing pregnancy, especially when taken as soon as possible, so your chances of avoiding pregnancy are good. Taking the pill within the same hour everyday makes it most effective so an app or alarm on your phone are good reminders. Using condoms as well would make pregnancy very unlikely and protect you from most STIs. Read more! “I forgot to take my birth control pill on time for a few days and had sex, then took Plan B the next day. Am I safe?”
To find out, please see our News page for information about changes to our services because of COVID-19.
If you get your prescription from us, contact us through Facebook Messenger because we are not in the office to answer phones. Otherwise, call the doctor or clinic where you got your prescription from and ask if they can write you a new one and fax it to a pharmacy. Read more! “Where else can I easily get birth control if you’re closed for two weeks?”
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! “*FOOTER”