Sexual health clinics and services

University Health Services offers sexual health services and information to people of all genders, identities, orientations and abilities.

Access: Please call 250-721-8492 to make an appointment with a doctor or a nurse.

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Regular sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing is important for everyone who is sexually active–even if you don’t have any symptoms of an infection. 

Health Services (UHS) is offering drop-in STI testing for all UVic students. No need to make a trip to the lab, just head to the Peterson Health Centre (lower parking lot 5) on campus. We can take all the necessary samples, send them to the lab, and have your results in about 3-5 days. A nurse can provide follow up and treatment as necessary.  

Testing is confidential and available to all registered students. Drop by the Peterson Health Centre or call 250-721-8492 to make an appointment.

Time: 10am-3pm

Dates: 

  • October 8, 2019
  • October 22, 2019
  • November 26, 2019
  • February 11, 2020
  • February 25, 2020
  • March 10, 2020
  • March 24, 2020
  • April 7, 2020

Can’t make it on these dates? STI testing is always available at UHS by appointment. 

Don't have Canadian provincial health insurance? GetCheckedOnline offers free, confidential testing to all. Use code VICTORIA. 

We provide the following services:

Sexual health visit

A sexual health visit may include:

  • health history review
  • breast/chest exam
  • pelvic exam
  • pap smear
  • testicular and/or prostate exam
  • vaccinations such as HPV, HEP A and HEP B
  • birth control information 
  • STI testing, treatment and prevention information
  • PrEP – pre-exposure prophylaxis for those at elevated risk of HIV exposure
  • healthy relationships counselling
  • any other concerns or questions you might have

If you have a preference for the gender of your practitioner, please let the front desk team know; we will accomodate your preference as best as possible. 

Contraception/birth control

Birth control: We offer consultation on a full range of birth control options. We can provide trial samples of many birth control products, and/or prescriptions.

IUDs: We offer IUD education, prescriptions and IUD insertion (both hormonal and copper IUD’s). 

Emergency contraception (EC): EC is available in the clinic and should be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex. Talk to a nurse about your best options and timing for emergency contraception.

Barrier methods: we provide a range of free condoms, as well as information about barrier methods for preventing STIs and as form of birth control.

Pregnancy testing and counselling

We offer on-site pregnancy testing and counselling to discuss pregnancy, conception and contraception options, resources, and support. 

Maternity care is not available at Health Services; we refer pregnant students to OB-GYNs or midwives as needed.

Transgender and gender diverse health

We strive to be inclusive and welcoming to students of all genders, orientations, and sexualities. All clinical staff welcome questions about gender at their appointments.

We offer services to trans and gender diverse students including sexual health information, and support/referrals for gender-affirming medical care, as well as primary care for a full range of primary health conditions.

Intake forms: Our intake form asks for both “sex assigned at birth” and “gender identity.” Our forms also request that you indicate the name and pronouns that we should use in our interactions with you.

Our intake requires a Provincial Personal Health Number and staff will record sex from your medical card for Medical Services Plan billing purposes; however, they will use the gender identity, name and pronouns that you request in their ongoing interactions with you.   

Please update the front desk and/or your practitioner if there is any change in your name or pronouns.