Public Health Nurses Continue to Support Sexual Health

Public Health Nurses on our School Health and Infectious Diseases teams provide a number of sexual health services, including low-cost birth control, emergency contraception, testing for STIs, free pregnancy testing, and sexual health counselling. And, our dedicate nurses, like Lisa (pictured above), continue to offer these services during the pandemic.

If you’ve ever been to our King Street location, you’ve probably seen Lisa’s bright smile and warm personality. Lisa started working at CK Public Health in 2002 with young families.

“I wanted to do more for our community. I eventually returned to school with the support of my family and amazing co-workers to become a Public Health Nurse. Public Health Nursing is the opportunity to provide care, compassion, and education for individuals and the community as a whole. We’re part of the community’s best kept secret.”

The secret is out! The sexual health clinic is still open at our King Street location in Chatham. With the pandemic, we ask people to call and speak with a nurse before coming to the building. Some services now require an appointment to make sure the visit can be done safely. Call 519.355.1071 ext. 5901.

School health nurses are also available to support students through the pandemic and can be reached by text or phone.