Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are spread through unprotected anal, oral, or vaginal sex. Many STIs are easily treated, but some STIs may stay with you for life. If left untreated, many STIs can cause serious illness or permanent damage.
If you have concerns about your sexual health, speak with your doctor or health care provider for support and treatment. You can also visit any walk-in clinic for testing and treatment. To find a walk-in clinic, visit 211 (be sure to type in your city). To find a doctor in Windsor and Essex County, visit our Find a Doctor section.
If you are under 25 years of age, you can visit the Teen Health Centre.
Sexual Health Services
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit provides confidential support services that contribute to healthy sexuality. These services are available at our Windsor and Leamington locations (unless otherwise specified):
- Free condoms (available at reception)
- Birth control at cost (prescription required)
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine at cost (dispensed to your health care provider with a prescription)
- Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccine for free to those who qualify (dispensed to your health care provider with a prescription)
To learn more about the WECHU’s services, please call the Infectious Disease Prevention department at 519-258-2146 x 1420.
Health care providers can visit our Health Care Providers section of the website for additional information and resources. Our Infectious Disease Prevention staff are also available to answer questions by contacting 519-258-2146 x 1420.
For more information about sexual health, STIs, contraception, fertility, and healthy sexual relationships:
- Sexual Health Ontario | www.sexualhealthontario.ca
A sexual health expert is available through their online Live Chat service or you can call their free Sexual Health Infoline Ontario at 1-800-668-2437.
- Sex & U | www.sexandu.ca
- Government of Canada | Sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections: Guides for health professionals