The Bay Centre offers comprehensive and inclusive sexual healthcare services.
Established in 1973, we offer patients from across Ontario access to a multi-disciplinary healthcare team and a variety of confidential services, including physical examination, counselling, information and referrals. Our healthcare services include contraception counseling, preventive sexual health testing such as Pap smears and STI testing, pregnancy options counseling and abortion care. Driven by a commitment to inclusive and equitable healthcare for all, our clinic is proud to serve a diverse patient community.
Prepare for Your Appointment at The Bay Centre
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to ensure sufficient time for registration and completion of any required forms and/or documentation for your visit. Should you arrive late, your appointment may have to be cancelled or rescheduled.
Please ensure that our receptionist at check in has your most up to date contact information such as your address or phone number. It is essential that we keep the correct information on file for any follow-up. Always bring your health card, insurance, interim federal health paperwork or photo identification to your appointment.
In-response to COVID-19, we have accelerated our virtual care services to ensure that we are able to care for patients safely. In addition to our in-person services, we also offer telephone visits and video visits for our patients. Our team will work with you to select the right virtual choice for your health needs. To learn how to prepare for your virtual visit and what to expect during, please visit: www.womenscollegehospital.ca/care-programs/womens-virtual/video-visit-instructions
Online Patient Portal
To view your medical information online, stay up to date on your appointment details and view your lab results*, sign up for our online patient portal, myHealthRecord. Patients taking part in video visits and other virtual care services will need a myHealthRecord account. To learn more, please visit: womenscollegehospital.ca/myhealthrecord
*Note: Not all results are viewable through myHealthhRecord.
Our Health Services
We provide information, counselling and assessment for all methods of pregnancy prevention. Preventing a pregnancy involves using “birth control” and can include hormonal, non-hormonal, barrier, and cycle monitoring methods.
Birth control options:
- Birth control pills
- Barrier method (e.g. condoms, diaphragm)
- Birth control patch (e.g. Evra)
- Contraceptive ring (e.g. Nuvaring)
- Intrauterine device IUD (e.g. Copper, Mirena, Kyleena)
- Injectable (e.g. Depo provera)
- Single-rod implant (e.g. Nexplanon)
- Emergency contraception (e.g. the morning after pill, post-coital IUD)
- Cycle monitoring
To learn more about the different methods of contraception, visit:
Think you might need emergency contraception? Visit WhatsNextForMe.ca, a website developed by Women's College Hospital to help you choose and access emergency contraception.
Miss taking a pill, or forget to take your contraceptive dose on time? Use the S.O.S. tool created by Sexualityandu.ca, and see what measures you can take to reduce the risk of an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy.
The Bay Centre also offers other sexual health services including:
- Pap tests (including our Drop-in Pap Program)
- Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Safer sex counselling and information
To speak with a nurse regarding your test results please call 416-351-3800 ext. 2828
We also offer sexual healthcare services to patients of all genders through our Special Treatment Clinic. The clinic provides sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment.
NOTE: The Special Treatment Clinic is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Please contact the Bay Centre for more information.
We offer the following services related to reproductive healthcare:
- Pregnancy testing
- Assistance with pregnancy decision-making
- Counselling on pregnancy options
- Abortion care
We provide information on, and access to, a range of abortion options, including medical and surgical abortion. We work with each patient to make an informed decision about which abortion option is right for them. To learn more, visit our abortion care page.