Sexual health clinics and services

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

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

We provide the following services:

Birth control dispensing and education

Please make an appointment to speak with a doctor or nurse about birth control options. Students are invited to come with questions, in order to determine the best method of birth control for your situation. We can provide a trial sample, and prescriptions can be filled at a local pharmacy. We also carry out IUD education and routinely do IUD insertion (Hormonal or Copper IUD’s). Emergency contraception (Plan B) is available and best taken as soon as possible, but can be given within 3 - 5 days of unprotected sex.

Pregnancy testing and counselling

Doctors or nurses can offer pregnancy testing as needed, this can be done on-site as a urine test, or at a lab for a blood test. If your test is positive, counselling is offered to discuss options, resources, and support. 

UTI (Urinary tract infection) testing

UTI is a common infection in women, and occasionally occurs in men. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort and frequent urination. If you think you may have an UTI, book an appointment to have UTI testing, treatment if required, and education on prevention.

Women’s sexual health check-up

Female students can make an appointment with a female doctor or nurse practitioner to have a sexual health check-up. Clinics are held weekly and include a health history review, concerns or questions answered, possible breast exam, pelvic exam and pap smear and information as needed about safer sex, birth control, and HPV vaccine. STI testing as needed; chlamydia and gonorrhea (two STIs) can be ruled out with a urine test. HIV, hepatitis A, B, C and syphilis can be ruled out with a blood test (you will have to go to a lab off campus).

Men’s sexual health check-up

Male students can make an appointment for a sexual health exam that includes a health history review, a testicular exam and possible STI testing. Concerns and questions can be answered and information provided on safer sex, birth control, and healthy relationships. Chlamydia and gonorrhea (two STIs) can be ruled out with a urine test. HIV, hepatitis A, B, C and syphilis can be ruled out with a blood test (you will have to go to a lab off campus). We encourage all men to get checked, even if they have no symptoms, and especially if you have a new partner.

Transgender health

We provide services to the trans/queer community, including sexual health information, clinical exams, and concerns or questions answered, as well as regular primary care for a wide range of health conditions. We are a Positive Space partner and are inclusive and welcoming to all genders, orientations, and sexualities.