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.

imageFebruary 5th and 12th, 10am-3pm.

Regular sexually transmitted infection testing is an important for everyone who is sexually active - even if you don't have any symptoms.

To make it easy and convenient to get all your tests done Health Services is offering Rapid-STI testing event for all UVic Students! No need to make a trip to the lab.

Testing is fast and confidential.

Here’s how it works:

  • Drop-in to Health Services for a rapid STI testing appointment
  • Meet with a nurse to ask any questions you might have and receive information about STI prevention, testing and treatment.
  • Complete all your tests in one appointment.
  • Get your results in 1 – 2 weeks and follow-up with the nurse as needed.

Drop in or call (250) 271-8492 to make an appointment.

We provide the following services:

Contraception/birth control

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

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

Emergency contraception: is available in the clinic and should be taken as soon as possible 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. Health Services offers 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.

Urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) is a common infection in young, sexually active people. Symptoms can include pelvic/urethral pain and discomfort and frequent urination. If you think you may have an UTI, book an appointment for testing, treatment, and tips on prevention.

Sexual health check-up

Students may choose to see a practitioner of whichever gender they prefer. A sexual health check-up may include:

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

Transgender and gender diverse health

We strive to be inclusive and welcoming to students of all genders, orientations, and sexualities. All clinical staff, including Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physicians, 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 regular primary care for a wide range of health conditions.

Intake forms: Our intake form asks for both “sex assigned at birth” and “gender identity.” Students can also indicate their chosen name and pronouns and these will be used by staff. Intake requires a Provincial Personal Health Number and staff will record sex from a student’s medical card for Medical Services Plan billing purposes; however, they use the student’s listed gender identity, chosen name and pronouns in their ongoing interactions with the student.