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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.)

COURTESY NOTIFICATION: IWHC Toronto has experienced a potential Data Breach in Jan 2018. The risk to your information is MINIMAL to NONE. Please click here for details.

Announcements as of Dec 18, 2018:

  • Due to Physician Illness there is only one clinic today – Tuesday, Dec. 18 – from 9:30am – 2:00pm.
    We apologize for the inconvenience
  • Please note our Fall/Winter Closures and service restrictions:
    • Thursday, Dec 20th: the clinic is closed ALL DAY for a Physician Meeting
    • The last day to purchase Birth Control is Friday, Dec 21st until 4:30pm only
    • The Centre is closed from Monday Dec 24th, 2018 to Tuesday Jan 1, 2019
    • We re-open for regular business on Wednesday, Jan 2nd, 2019
    • We now have an Arabic Counsellor; we invite clients from all Arabic-speaking communities to come for services
    • Please remember we only take clients until the clinic is full; not to the clinic ‘end time’
    • There is no doctor on Friday

    Regular Office Hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
    Please see our CLINIC TIMINGS Below

    Before you come to our clinic, please note:

    • 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

    CLINIC TIMINGS:

    Mondays
    9:30am – 5:00pm
    Doors open at 9:00am

    1 IUD insertion spot available from 9:30am – 1:30pm
    1 IUD insertion spot available from 12:00pm – 5:00pm
    Birth Control Sales & Pregnancy Tests available to 4:30pm only (no exceptions)

    Tuesdays
    9:30am – 5:00pm
    Doors open at 9:00am

    1 IUD insertion spot available from 9:30am – 1:30pm
    1 IUD insertion spot available form 1:00pm – 5:00pm
    Birth Control Sales & Pregnancy Tests available to 4:30pm only (no exceptions)

    Wednesdays
    1:00pm – 8:00pm
    Doors open at 12:00pm

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

    Thursdays
    10:00am – 3:00pm
    Doors open at 9:00am

    10:00am – 3:00pm – Regular Clinic; 1 IUD insertion spot available
    Birth Control Sales & Pregnancy Tests available to 4:30pm only (no exceptions)

    Friday
    Doors open at 9:00am

    THERE IS NO DOCTOR ON FRIDAYS; we are open for counselling, birth control sales,
    sexual health information information, pregnancy tests, and abortion referrals only
    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
    Arabic

    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