The Brant County Health Unit provides sexual health education, promotes healthy decisions, and provides a confidential comfortable environment for discussing sexual health. We provide a safe and inclusive space for all.
The Brant County Health Unit's sexual health clinic offers the following services:
- STI Testing (appropriate testing will be offered depending on risk review with nurse)
Urine screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
Throat and Rectal Swabs for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
Vaginal and Urethral Swabs for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
Herpes Virus swabs for active lesions/sores
Vaginal swabs for Trichomoniasis, Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and yeast
Pap tests for existing clients or clients without a family doctor
Blood Borne Infection (BBI) testing for Hep C, Syphilis and HIV
- Free Treatment for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis
- Mpox Vaccination
- Plan B (emergency contraception)
- Note: Plan B can also be purchased at pharmacies and grocery stores
- Contraception options counselling
- Low-cost birth control for those under 35 years of age
- Urine pregnancy testing
- Pregnancy options counselling
- Free condoms and barrier devices
- Sexual health and safer sex practices counselling
If you have a family doctor, please utilize them for sexual health services.
The following services are NOT provided by the sexual health clinic at this time:
- Treatment of HPV (genital warts)
- Herpes Virus blood testing
- IUD insertion and removal
- Nexplanon insertion and removal
- Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV
PrEP can be accessed through Hamilton PrEP Clinic or through gofreddie.com
PEP can be access through the emergency room at Brantford General Hospital
Some family doctors can provide prescriptions for PrEP and PEP
Family doctors, nurse practitioners and University/College Student Health Services can also provide sexually transmitted and blood borne infection (STBBI) testing and treatment, pap tests and prescribe birth control.
If you have experienced sexual assault, our community's best resource is the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (SADV) Treatment and Care program at Brantford General Hospital
For urgent matters, please seek your nearby urgent care centre or emergency department.
If you are looking for a birth control appointment, please call extension 471 and leave a message with your name and phone number. A nurse will return your call.
The health unit offers:
- Assistance in getting birth control for those who are not covered under the OHIP+ program* (must be younger than 35 years old)
- Emergency contraception (morning-after pill)
- Options counselling
- Pregnancy testing
- Free external and internal condoms (both latex and latex free)
- Free dental dams (latex)
Birth control is both partners' responsibility. Abstinence is the only way to guarantee 100% protection.
STIs take the fun out of sex. Reduce your risk and protect yourself by using a condom every time.
Remember, not all STIs have signs or symptoms so when in doubt, get tested.