Updated April 7, 2020
As we all work together to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our province, we want to share updates on the changes our network of sexual health centres are making to protect the health and safety of their communities. Please see the attached statements for current info on your local sexual health centre and what to expect. We will continue to share updates as things evolve.
For the most up to date information on COVID19 please check out the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government
South Shore Sexual Health:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are restricting our in person services to ensure we aren’t part of the spread of this virus.
Please call or text for info, or to arrange for pickup of pregnancy tests or condoms, dams, and lube. We will try to meet your needs as best as we can while Nova Scotia is shut down temporarily.
Call or text (902) 527 2868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Halifax Sexual Health Centre:
Due to the current pandemic, HSHC will be triaging scheduled clinics for essential appointments. These visits may be rescheduled as either an in-person visit or a tele-visit. Non-essential appointments will be cancelled.
We are currently only able to book new essential appointments. These criteria are as follows:
• Pregnancy options
• Prenatal referrals
• STI testing
• Direct contacts of STIs and STBBIs
• STI and STBBI follow-ups
• Vaccine follow-up injections
• Depo Provera injections
• New genital discharge, sores, bleeding, pain, etc.
• Birth control
• IUD complications and removals
• HPV treatment
• Emergency contraception
• Prescription refills
• Transgender health care follow-ups
• Result follow-ups
We will not be returning to our regular schedule until at least May 1, but will be reassessing as the situation progresses.
Our phone lines will continue to be open. Feel free to give us a call with any questions or concerns at 902-455-9656. We are happy to assess your unique situations.
We are only able to fill birth control and supply requests if they are urgent. Safer sex supplies are still available in the waiting room, but we ask that you only come if your need is urgent.
DO NOT come to an appointment or come in for supplies, birth control, or safer sex items if you have traveled ANYWHERE within the past 14 days, if you are showing any symptoms of illness, and/or if you have been in contact with anyone who has traveled or are showing symptoms of illness.
Please do not bring any support people with you to appointments.
Sheet Harbour Sexual Health Centre:
In an effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID -19 the Sheet Harbour Sexual Health Centre will be temporarily closed. We will still be answering phone, email and facebook messages. Please reach out to us as needed and we will do our best to assist you in these uncertain times.
Phone: (902) 885-3693
Facebook: Sheet Harbour Sexual Health Centre
Pictou County Sexual Health Centre:
To ensure the safety of our staff and clients and to minimize the spread the COVID19, we have temporarily closed our office at 279 Foord Street. We will continue to provide services over the phone, through email, and social media during this time. We will also deliver supplies such as free condoms and free pregnancy tests as well as free menstrual supplies to individuals or organizations if requested.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and solidarity.
Consultation or questions: (902) 754-1138
Supply Delivery: (902) 754-1138
*Note: Free menstrual supplies provided by United Way of Pictou County’s Tampon Tuesday Supply Drive.
Sexual Health Centre for Cumberland County:
The Sexual Health Centre for Cumberland County will be closing our drop-in centre, effective immediately, in response to covid19.
Other than the closure of the drop-in, it will be business as usual for your local sexual health centre. Staff will be working from home and we’ll be checking voicemails and emails regularly. We will remain active on our social media platforms.
You can reach us in the following ways:
– Call and leave a message at (902) 667-7500
– Email at email@example.com
– By messaging us here on Facebook
– By following us on Instagram, and messaging us there
And don’t forget to watch for us on Tik Tok at @sexualhealthmatters
We will provide weekly updates (each Monday) on the status of the drop-in closure.
Cape Breton Centre for Sexual Health:
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have temporarily closed our office. We are, however, working from home and are available to drop off supplies on an as-needed basis.
You can reach us by:
•Calling and leaving a message at (902) 539-5158.
•E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
•Facebook at Cape Breton Centre for Sexual Health
Our voicemail will be checked twice daily and e-mail and Facebook will be monitored regularly.
We know this is a trying time but we will do our best to make sure your needs are met.