Sexual Health, Options & Reproductive Services (SHORS)

Sexual Health, Options & Reproductive Services (SHORS) provides reproductive and sexual health care to Islanders of all genders, orientations and ages at various sites across PEI. To access safe, confidential, and supportive services, call 1-844-365-8258 (toll-free).

What services are offered?

Sexual health services include:

Sexual Health After-Hours Clinics offer sexually transmitted infection (STI) and blood-borne infection (BBI) testing for all individuals. Testing is also available during regular business hours. To book an appointment call 1-844-365-8258. 

Reproductive health services include:

  • An initial fertility assessment for couples without a primary care provider; 
  • Prenatal care for individuals without a primary care provider;
    • Note:  If you are expecting a baby and do not have a primary care provider, the Patient Registry will assign you to a family physician or nurse practitioner for your prenatal care only. Please contact the Patient Registry at 1-855-563-2101 (toll-free) or visit Find a Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner
  • Menopause counselling and care for individuals without a primary care provider;
  • Maternal (perinatal and postpartum) mental health services
  • Pregnancy loss counseling; and
  • HPV screening.

Where are services offered?

Sexual and reproductive health services are offered in:

  • Charlottetown (The Mount);
  • Summerside (Prince County Hospital);

Some services may only be available at a specific location.

For an appointment, call 1-844-365-8258 (toll-free).

Will I need a referral?

If you have a family doctor or nurse practitioner and are seeking menopause, infertility services, or have gynecological concerns, a referral is required from your primary care provider to receive services. For birth control, please speak with your family doctor or nurse practitioner first.

If you do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner and are seeking prenatal care, please contact the Patient Registry Program online or call 1-855-563-2101 (toll-free).

If you do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner and are seeking menopause, infertility services, or birth control, a referral is not required. Please call 1-844-365-8258.

Other sexual health and reproductive services do not require a referral. You can call and book services yourself, including abortion services, sexually transmitted and blood borne infection testing,  PrEP and PEP consultation and maternal mental health services. To make an appointment or to speak with a staff member, please call 1-844-365-8258 (toll-free). 

For the safety and security of patients and staff, please do not come to the clinic without an appointment.  

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?

Sexual Health, Options & Reproductive Services (SHORS)
Prince County Hospital
65 Roy Boates Avenue
Summerside, PE   C1N 2A9

Telephone: 1-844-365-8258 (toll-free)
Fax (PCH):  (902) 438-4931
Fax (The Mount):  (902) 368-4620

Published date: 
June 6, 2024
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