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Sexual Health

Ask a nurse about Healthy Sexuality

For honest, confidential answers to your questions about healthy sexuality, you can talk to a nurse from our sexual health team.

  • Call us weekdays from 8:30 a.m.—noon and 1:00–4:30 p.m. at 1-800-461-1818 and ask for a sexual health nurse.
  • Email the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) at [email protected], and a sexual health nurse will get back to you.

Note: You should be aware that sending personal information through the internet may not be secure. Once your information is received by the Porcupine Health Unit, it will be managed according to our privacy policies and will be redirected to the sexual health team in Timmins.

Monthly walk-in clinic now available in Timmins

Available during walk-in:

  • Testing for sexually transmitted infections (Chlamydia/Gonorrhea)
  • Blood testing for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis  
  • Birth Control Prescriptions  
  • Pregnancy testing, counselling and referrals    

Not available during walk-in:  

  • Routine Pap Testing      

Please note: 

  • The number of clients that the clinic can accommodate will be limited 
  • Clients may be seen by the nurse, the physician or both-order in which people are seen will vary based on needs 

Bi-weekly walk-in clinics are now available for youth 12-25 at the Timmins Youth Wellness Hub (45 Spruce St. South) 

Services available:

  • Birth control counselling
  • Low-cost birth control
  • Free condoms
  • Emergency contraceptive pill
  • Pregnancy testing, counselling and referrals
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
  • HIV testing, counselling, and referrals 

Self-Testing Clinics now available in Cochrane, Kapuskasing, Iroquois Falls and Timmins!

If you are concerned about Chlamydia or gonorrhea and/or looking for routine testing, you can book an appointment. This clinic is only for those without symptoms. At this clinic, you will not need to speak to a health care provider. Instead, self-collected urine and swab kits will be available for you to collect your own specimen based on the type of sex you are having.  

Don’t worry, we will have step-by-step instructions to help you collect a specimen safely.  

You can have Chlamydia or gonorrhea without even knowing. These infections can be transmitted when having oral, vaginal, and/or anal sex.  For more information about these infections, visit or

Online Booking - Timmins Only

Sexual Health Quick Facts

  • Condoms are available and are recommended for all types of sex. This reduces the risk of transmitting STIs.
  • Most sexually transmitted infections don’t cause symptoms making routine testing very important in reducing the spread.

Get Tested

If you have symptoms, seek testing with your health care provider, book an appointment with our clinic or go to the nearest emergency department. For more details about our Sexual Health clinics, see: