Bay Centre

Service updates for appointments at WCH

  • If you have an upcoming in person appointment at Women’s College Hospital and you have a fever, cough, or new onset of shortness of breath, have travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days, tested positive for COVID-19, or been instructed to self-isolate by Public Health please do not come to the hospital, call the clinic directly for more information.
  • The hospital is open only to patients with appointments, please see our care partner & visitor restrictions information.
  • Your appointment may be changed to a virtual visit using the telephone or over video. Learn how to set-up a video visit.
  • You will receive a call from us with any changes to your appointment.
  • Masks are required to be worn at all times on WCH property. This includes, but is not limited to, parking areas, elevators and while waiting to be screened.

The Bay Centre for Birth Control clinic offers comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care for women in Ontario. Our confidential services include physical examination, counselling, information and referrals.

Our clinic also houses the Special Treatment Clinic.

Please note the following updates to our hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30  p.m.

Special Treatment Clinic: Temporarily closed

Drop-in Pap Clinic: Temporarily closed

Contraceptive Health Care:

The Bay Centre provides information, counselling and assessment for all methods of birth control, including:

Think you might need emergency contraception? Visit WhatsNextForMe.ca, a website developed by Women's College Hospital to help women choose and access emergency contraception in their area.

Reproductive Health Care:

We offer the following services related to reproductive health care:

  • pregnancy testing
  • assistance with pregnancy decision-making
  • counselling
  • referrals to other health-care providers

Abortion Care:

We provide information on, and access to, the range of choices available to women. As part of this service, we also provide assessment and pre- and post-abortion counselling.

Information on abortion, including decision-making for unplanned pregnancies, types of abortion procedures and what to expect before and after a procedure is here.  

The Bay Centre is accredited by the National Abortion Federation. Go to www.prochoice.org to learn more about the National Abortion Federation.

Sexual Health Care:

The Bay Centre also offers a host of other sexual health services including:

  • Pap tests (check out our Drop-in Pap Program)
  • testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
  • safer sex counselling and information
  • counselling and referral on other sexual health issues
  • anonymous HIV antibody tests including pre- and post-test counselling
  • HIV information and treatment referrals

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