If a youth under the age of 18 can understand the nature and consequences of the treatment/procedure and consent, they are considered to be a mature minor and can access medical care independently. We encourage you to have a support person with you in clinic. 

Clinic, Education and Sexual Assault Services

Calgary Area Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics for Youth

Some clinic services may be impacted by COVID-19. Please call ahead to the clinic, before you visit. Please do not visit if you are unwell. Call the clinic for guidance.

Doctors and registered nurses see people 29 years of age or younger or anyone who:

  • has no Alberta healthcare
  • can’t afford birth control
  • needs a translator
  • needs  pregnancy options support, emergency contraception, or diaphragm fitting
  • has a need for our services that they can’t meet elsewhere

Clinical Services by Drop-In

Youth friendly, non-judgmental and confidential drop-in services include:

  • Birth control information, prescriptions and supplies
  • STI testing and treatment
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy testing and options support (i.e. parenting, adoption, abortion)
  • Pap tests
  • Post-abortion check-ups
  • Care after a sexual assault

Clinical Services by Appointment

Contact a clinic directly to book an appointment. Most clinics offer some appointments. Appointments are recommended for:

  • IUD counselling and insertion. You may need 2 appointments.  The first is to get information and see if an IUD is right for you.  The second appointment is to have the IUD put in.
  • Appointments are required for PrEP

Calgary and area clinic locations

 Clinical Services Locations

Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre – 5th Floor

1213 – 4th Street S.W.

Phone: (403) 955-6500

Monday to Thursday: 1 – 5:15 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 12 noon – 3:30 p.m.

 Sunridge Professional Building – 4th Floor

406, 2675-36 St N.E.

Phone: (403) 944-7666

Monday to Thursday: 1 – 5:15 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 12 noon – 3:30 p.m.

South Calgary Health Centre – Main Floor

31 Sunpark Plaza S.E.

Phone: (403) 943-9510

Monday: 1 – 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday: 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Friday: 12 noon – 3:30 p.m.

East Clinic

East Calgary Family Care Clinic

4715-8 Avenue S.E.

Phone: (403) 955-1431

Tuesday & Thursday: 12:30-5:00 p.m.

Okotoks Teen/Young Adult Clinic

11 Cimarron Common, Okotoks

Phone: (403) 995-2670

Thursday: 12 – 6 p.m.

Calgary Area Sexual Assault Response Team

Registered nurses, doctors and crisis counsellors offer medical treatment, emotional support and education about options for care and reporting for people who have been sexually assaulted in the past 4 days (96 hours).

 If you have been sexually assaulted within the past 4 days (96 hours) and you are:

  • 14 years or older – go to the Sheldon M. Chumir Urgent care Centre or any emergency department or urgent care centre
  • Under 14 years of age – go to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Emergency Department

 

If you have been sexually assaulted OVER 4 days ago, medical care and support is important. Contact these organizations:

Abortion Services

 For information on abortion services go to ahs.ca/abortion

Sexual and Reproductive Health Services across Alberta and Canada

 For a list of Sexual Health Clinics and Education go to ahs.ca/srh.

 For a list of STI clinics and Sexual Health Centres go to https://sexgerms.com/getting-tested.

 For a list of Sexual Assault Response teams, go to ahs.ca/sart

 For a list of service providers across Canada go to Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights.

Web Resources

 Disclaimer for Responsibility Regarding Links to Other Sites:
Users are able to link from TASCC.ca to many other sites that present information on sexual and reproductive health. Although these links have been carefully selected, TASCC.ca does not necessarily endorse the content of these sites, nor does it assume any liability for any information on those sites. The content of linked sites may change periodically and without notice. These sites contain evidence based information on a variety of sexual health topics, including contraception, STI, HIV & AIDS, safer sex, healthy sexuality etc.
 

Abortion Services

Alberta Health Services – Abortion Services

Information about abortion (pregnancy termination) in Alberta.

Kensington Clinic 

Clear and objective information and clinical services about abortion (pregnancy termination) in Central and Southern Alberta

Comprehensive Sites

Alberta Health Services – Sexual & Reproductive Health

Information about contraception, sexuality and differing abilities, female sexual health, healthy sexuality, male sexual health, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, HIV & AIDS, sexual diversity, sexuality and aging, sexuality and disability/aging, sexual development. Information about clinical services within Calgary and area.

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights

Information on:

  • Contraception
  •  STI
  • Pregnancy
  • Abortion
  • Professional education
  • Health promotion information
  • Listing of clinical services in Canada

Centre for Sexuality

Information and counseling regarding relationships, decision making, sexual diversity, sexuality and aging, contraception, STI, pregnancy

Go Ask Alice – Columbia University (USA)

Question and answer site on a variety of general health topics including sexual health. Sometimes explicit questions and answers, suitable for older teens and up

SexandU.ca (Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada)

Youth and adult friendly interactive site with accurate and comprehensive information about a wide range of sexual health topics.

SIECCAN (Sex Information and Education Council of Canada) 

Information on sexual health education, topics and resources

International Information

Engender Health 

International organization supporting access to sexual health around the world, especially in developing nations.

Guttmacher Institute (USA)  

Sexual health resources, research, and education geared towards a professional audience

Sexuality Information and Education Network of the United States (SIECUS)  

Information and counseling regarding relationships, decision making, sexual diversity, sexuality and aging, contraception, STI, pregnancy

World Health Organization  

International information, projects, policies, guidelines and statistics regarding reproductive health.

Menstrual Cycle and Menopause

CEMCOR

Information regarding all aspects of menstrual cycle and menopause, including online question and answer and tracking charts.

Puberty

Kids Health (USA)

Easily accessible site for parents, professionals and young people on a variety of health topics, including puberty.

Relationships, Consent, Interpersonal Violence and Sexual Assault  

Alberta Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services

Information and support about sexual assault and abuse including training for first responders including a list of sexual assault services across Alberta

Calgary Communities against Sexual Abuse

Education, information, counseling regarding sexual abuse

HomeFront

Support, information and intervention for those experiencing domestic violence.

Red Cross RespectED

Education regarding bullying, healthy relationships and domestic/dating violence.

Child Advocacy Centre

Support for children and families who have experienced child sexual abuse

YWCA Canada

Information, applications and programs regarding violence against women, healthy relationships, dating violence and domestic violence.

Sexual and Gender Diversity 

Skipping Stone 

Connecting trans and gender diverse youth, adults and families with comprehensive and low barrier access to supports including community, mental health, medical and education services.

Calgary Outlink

Support, education, outreach and referrals for LGBTQ2S+ community in Calgary

EGALE Canada

Advocacy and information on human rights regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

PFLAG Canada

Support, education, information and resources for parents, friends and LGBTQ community.

Trans Equality Society of Alberta (TESA)

Advocacy and education group for transgender issues in Alberta. Resources, support and events for trans individuals and their families. Links include medical information about transitioning and identity documents.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Alberta Health Services – Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinic (Calgary)

Clinical services, information on STIs, statistics and safer sex.

Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network

Information, advocacy and health promotion on the topic of HIV & AIDS in aboriginal communities.

HIV Community Link

Community education for the public on safer sex practices to reduce the risk of getting or spreading HIV. Advocacy and support services for people affected by HIV and AIDS.

Public Health Agency of Canada

STI information and public health promotion for public and professionals.

Sexgerms.ca

Information about STIs including testing and treatments, talking to partners and where to go for testing in Alberta.

 

Slang Definitions

Urban Dictionary

May support professional staff to understand some slang terms for anatomy and sexual behaviors. Please note that many of the definitions on this site are very explicit and graphic.

Teaching and Education

Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education

A theoretical framework for teaching sexuality.

Questions and Answers: Gender Identity in Schools

Information for teachers and professionals about gender identity.

Questions and Answers: Sexual Orientation in Schools

Information for teachers and professionals about sexual orientation.

Sexual Health Education in Schools Questions and Answers

Further explanation of the theory of comprehensive sexual health education in a Q & A format that offers answers to challenges to the framework.

Questions and Answers: Sexual Health Education for Youth with Physical Disabilities

Sex Information and Education Council of Canada

Ensures access for professionals to support and accurate, evidence-based information when teaching human sexuality.

Teaching Sexual Health Website

Comprehensive site for teaching professionals; includes lesson plans, resources, videos, teaching strategies, activities etc. Includes parent information.

Youth Serving Community Agencies

Calgary Community Services Guide

Calgary Youth Services Guide

City of Calgary Indigenous Support Resources

Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS)

Hull Child and Family Services

Inn From the Cold

McMan Family and Youth Services

The Alex

Wood’s Homes

Kits

Puberty

The puberty kit is a tool that can be used to support teaching about puberty and personal hygiene. School, community agencies or families can use the list of contents included in the information below to put together their own kits.  Having actual products as a tactile object for youth to see and feel can enhance learning and familiarity.  If some items are hard to obtain, a photo or picture will work – please see the photos below.

Puberty Kit Information
Puberty Kit Photos

Birth Control

The birth control kit is a tool that can be used to help teach about contraceptives and STI protection. It can be used in a group or with individuals. Having the items available to see and touch helps people gain comfort and familiarity. Birth control kits can sometimes be borrowed from community health units or purchased from educational suppliers.

Birth Control Kit Information
Birth Control Kit Photos

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