Nanaimo Options for Sexual Health Clinic

Contact Info:

Phone: (250) 753-9511
Fax: (250) 754-1508

Hours of Operation:


After more than 20 years at our Nanaimo Clinic location on Prideaux Street, our clinic is moving!

This is effective as of July 7th, 2021 and we expect that we will be closed until at least the end of September. Updates will be made on social media and our website. You can also visit our website for details on Telehealth appointments or call Sex Sense to find alternate options for services in the meantime.
As staff prepare for our move, please know that any follow-up tests and calls will be done as needed. We should know very soon our new address and hours of operation and it will be posted on the website immediately.

No walk-ins due to COVID. Appointments are necessary for all pill pick-ups, renewals and for seeing the nurse. Masks are required. Please call to set up your appointment. Book appointments through Nanaimo Clinic booking line: (250) 753-9511.

General Service Update

Effective June 1st, 2020, we are resuming the option of in-clinic, non-urgent services for essential sexual and reproductive health care. With safety measures in place, most of our clinics can see patients for birth control, STI testing and treatment, pregnancy testing and options, and Pap testing. Clinical services will be based on the availability of clinical staff, and the ability to meet the requirements for social distancing. If the specific service you are seeking is not listed here, please call Sex Sense at 1-800-739-7367 toll-free to confirm that this clinic is able to offer the service you require.

Thank you for your patience and for supporting our staff in keeping you and themselves safe. We are doing all we can to see as many patients as possible, safely. We will still offer care via telephone assessment as a first choice for decreasing asymptomatic COVID transmission risk. For more information on our clinics and what to expect at a clinic during this time, click here.

Since clinic hours may suddenly change, please check back here regularly for updates. If you have questions about our services or about sex, sexual health, and sexuality, please call (1-800-739-7367) or email Sex Sense Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

In addition to accepting cash, the Nanaimo Options for Sexual Health Clinic also is able to accept debit for payment.

We acknowledge the generosity of the City of Nanaimo in supporting our clinic!


Community Services Building
#204, 285 Prideaux Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N2

About Options for Sexual Health Clinics:

Our clinics provide sexual and reproductive health services for all ages, all genders, and all orientations. Our clinicians are committed to providing you with confidential, nonjudgmental, youth-friendly, pro-choice, and sex-positive services.

Our services include low-cost birth control, STI care, Pap screening, pregnancy testing and pregnancy options counselling. The specific services provided in each of our clinics are clinician dependent and may vary from clinic to clinic.

We welcome new and returning clients, and no referral is necessary!

There are no service fees for clients with valid MSP (BC Provincial Government) coverage (this does not include birth control products). For clients with no MSP (BC Provincial Government) coverage, charges may apply. Please note our clinics are cash only.

For updates and details on Options clinic closures please visit our Clinic Closures page.