Bay Centre: Sexual Health Menu

Bay Centre: Sexual Health

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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 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

  • In-Person Appointments

    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.

  • Virtual Appointments

    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

  • Contraceptive Healthcare

    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:

    https://www.sexandu.ca/contraception/

    www.itsaplan.ca

    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.

  • Sexual Healthcare

    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

    Special Treatment Clinic

    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.


  • Pregnancy Options

    We offer the following services related to reproductive healthcare:

    • Pregnancy testing
    • Assistance with pregnancy decision-making
    • Counselling on pregnancy options  
    • Abortion care
  • 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.

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Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)