Birth Control

Due to COVID-19, the Women's Wellness Program & Sexual Health Services has cancelled all non-essential services effective March 16, 2020 until further notice.  

Sexual Health After-Hours Walk-in Clinics, as well as visits in Souris, O'Leary and Alberton will be cancelled until further notice.

The following essential services will continue to be provided:  Prenatal Care and Abortion Care. As well, Maternal Mental Health Services will continue via telephone consult.

If an individual has an urgent reproductive or sexual health concern, there are clinical staff available to discuss the concern over the phone. Please be patient as staffing is limited during this time.

Birth control counselling and options are provided to individuals of all genders, orientations and ages through the Women’s Wellness Program. The program provides safe, confidential and supportive services to all clients.

Call 1-844-365-8258 (toll-free) to make an appointment, or if you have questions about birth control.

What birth control options are there?

Some birth control options include:

  • Hormonal methods – pill, patch, nuvaring
  • Barrier methods – condom, spermicides, diaphragm, cervical cap, sterilization (vasectomy, tubal ligation)
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD)
  • Emergency contraception (copper IUD, morning after pill)

While there is no charge for birth control counselling, there may be a cost for the birth control method you choose. Program staff can help you determine the best option for you.

How can I protect myself from getting an STI or STBBI?

There are many things you can do to reduce your risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection:

What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?

  • Identification: All patients and support persons need to provide a photo ID. Patients will also be required to have a valid PEI Health Card
  • Information: You may also be asked about your personal health history and medications you are currently taking. If you are taking medications, bring them with you or bring an up-to-date list of your medications [PDF | 609 KB], including over the counter vitamins or supplements.
  • Support Person: You can bring a support person who may accompany you to your appointment, but they may be asked to sit in the waiting area in certain circumstances. Please talk to a staff member to learn about your options. 

Who can I contact for more information?

Women’s Wellness Program & Sexual Health Services
Prince County Hospital
65 Roy Boates Avenue
Summerside, PE   C1N 2A9

Telephone:  1-844-365-8258 (toll-free)
Email:  WomensWellnessProgram@ihis.org
 

Published date: 
March 20, 2020
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