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Welcome to IWHC Toronto; we are a sexual health clinic located at 489 College St., Suite 200, Toronto (1 block west of College & Bathurst on the south side, the next building after Shoppers Drug Mart.)


COVID Alert:

  • Please do not come to the clinic if:
  • You are sick; i.e. you have a fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing, body ache, sore throat, runny nose
  • You have been exposed to a known COVID case
  • You have travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days

As of Wednesday, April 1st, IWHC TORONTO reopens by appointment only for the following limited services; please call starting at 8:00am for Monday and Tuesday clinics and 9:00am for Wednesday and Thursday clinics.

  • Symptomatic Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or known contact with STIs (including unprotected sex)
  • Clients requiring wart treatment
  • Birth control pickup – Please note due to shortages, we can only sell 1 (ONE) unit of pills/patch/ring at this time
  • Depo Injections (We do not sell here – you must buy and bring)
  • Birth control rescript
  • Emergency contraception
  • IUD follow up (if problems) or IUD removal
  • Abnormal Pap Follow-up
  • Blood work for high-risk cases only
  • At this time there is NO routine Pap testing, no IUD insertions, and no Hep B or HPV vaccines


    • Please call the clinic before coming to ensure there are no closures or physician absences.
    • Please note our new clinic hours:
      • Mondays: 9:30am – 4:00pm
      • Tuesdays: 9:30am – 4:00pm
      • Wednesdays: 1:00pm – 7:00pm
      • Thursdays: 10:00am – 3:00pm
    • Pill sales close 1/2 hour before the end of the day.
  • We are currently taking applications for volunteer positions for a Wednesday 2-6pm shift; you may email aadhami@iwhctoronto with your resume and availability. No phone calls please.
  • We are no longer accepting placement students at our Centre.

Regular Office Hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Before you come to our clinic, please note:

  • Please remember we only take clients until the clinic spots are full; not to the clinic ‘end time’!
  • There is no doctor on Friday

  • We provide sexual health services only (see our list of services below); we are not a family practice or an emergency clinic and we do not do any pregnancy care
  • We are not an abortion clinic but we do provide referrals and links to local abortion clinics
  • Due to the high volume of clients, there is a limit of services per visit. Please prioritize your healthcare concerns when speaking with your counsellor; additional services are available at the next visit. For IUD insertions, please see our policy below
  • All clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis – please come early to ensure you are seen
  • Please bring your OHIP Card or IFH Papers; if you are uninsured, you can still be seen


Mondays & Tuesdays
9:30am – 4:00pm
Doors open at 9:00am

1 IUD insertion spot available from 9:30am – 1:30pm
1 IUD insertion spot available from 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Birth Control Sales & Pregnancy Tests available to 4:30pm only (no exceptions)

1:00pm – 7:00pm
Doors open at 12:00pm

1:00pm – 8:00pm – Regular Clinic (2 doctors); 4 IUD insertion spots available
Birth Control Sales & Pregnancy Tests available to 7:30pm only (no exceptions)

10:00am – 3:00pm
Doors open at 9:00am

10:00am – 3:00pm – Regular Clinic (2 doctors); 2 IUD insertion spots available
Birth Control Sales & Pregnancy Tests available to 4:30pm only (no exceptions)

Doors open at 9:00am

NO DOCTOR ON FRIDAYS; Counselling, birth control sales, sexual health information, pregnancy tests
and abortion referrals.
Birth Control Sales & Pregnancy Tests available to 4:30pm only (no exceptions)

IWHC TORONTO Clinic Services

We offer FREE sexual health clinical services, information and outreach for a wide range of sexual health issues with a multilingual, all-female staff; our services are provided in a culturally sensitive environment.

Clinical Services:

    • STI counselling, testing and treatment
    • Urinary and Vaginal infection counselling, testing and treatment
    • HIV counselling and testing (no rapid or anonymous testing; nominal testing only)
    • Hepatitis B counselling, testing, treatment and vaccines (free based on eligibility)
    • HPV counselling, testing and wart treatment
    • Pap tests
    • Birth Control prescriptions and low-cost sales
    • IUD Services: Pre-IUD counselling and testing; IUD insertion, follow-up and removal
    • Same-day IUD insertions (see below)

Walk-in/Counselling Services:

    • Birth Control counselling and information
    • Birth Control Sales (You must have a valid prescription from our clinic to buy contraception here)
    • Free Condoms; Free Urine Pregnancy Tests
    • Pregnancy Counselling & Referral
    • Abortion Counselling & Referral
    • STI counselling
    • Emergency Contraception (Plan B) counselling and sales

Same-day IUD Insertion Policy:

  • Same Day IUD Insertions spots are limited per clinic (as above) and are on a first-come, first-served basis
  • When you arrive, please ask the front desk if there are any spots available for the procedure; sorry, we cannot reserve a spot for you
  • In order to get a same day IUD/IUS insertion:
    • For IUS (Hormonal Device): You must not have had unprotected sex for 2 weeks prior to your visit;
    • We do not carry IUS on-site; once you receive a prescription from the physician, you will have to purchase it from the pharmacy and return to the Centre for the insertion (can be done same day)
    • For IUD (Copper Device): You must not have had unprotected sex for 2 weeks prior to your visit OR you may come within 5 days of your last unprotected sex to get a post-coital IUD insertion
    • Insertion is not guaranteed if any concerns arise during physician assessment
    • A urine pregnancy test must be done prior to any IUS/IUD insertion

Birth Control Options:

The following methods of birth control are sold at the clinic at a low cost, for your convenience. Below are the products and costs that we have available.

Contraceptive Price
Alesse $8.00
Evra Patch $11.00
Lolo $11.00
Marvelon 28 $19.00
Minovral $8.00
NuvaRing $15.00
TriCyclen Lo $8.00
Mona Lisa 3 or 5 year IUDxxxx $60.00
Mona Lisa 10 year IUD $70.00
Plan B $12.00

Please note, we accept cash only and we do not provide refunds or exchange on any medications sold.

Outreach Services

Outreach services are available for groups and are offered in collaboration with partner agencies, organizations and women’s groups:

You may contact Anna Cioffi, Mobile Clinic and Outreach Coordinator for more details at acioffi@iwhctoronto.com.

Media Requests

You may contact Ayesha Adhami-Magueta, Administrative Coordinator for more details at aadhami@iwhctoronto.com.

Language Support

IWHC Toronto serves clients – women and men -  from all communities, backgrounds and orientations. We provide translation as needed, in the following languages:

Mandarin Cantonese
Italian Portuguese
Spanish Vietnamese
Hindi/Urdu Tagalog

IWHC Toronto

Formerly Immigrant Women's Health Centre, IWHC Toronto is a sexual health clinic serving immigrant, refugee and marginalized clients across the City of Toronto. Our free clinical services are available at our site clinic in downtown Toronto and also through our Mobile Health Clinic Program with a multilingual, all-female staff; our services are provided in a culturally sensitive environment.

Contact us

489 College Street, Suite 200
phone: 416.323.9986
fax: 416.323.0447
email: info@iwhctoronto.com
hours of operation:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday