About Us

Beyond the Talk is the youth education programming at Island Sexual Health.

Beyond the Talk services include:

  • Youth based website (the site you’re at right now!)
  • Texting program 250-812-9374
  • Community Education Workshops
  • Youth Committee

Beyond the Talk is a sexual health information and education program that provides youth with factual and current information about sex and sexuality including birth control, sexually transmitted infections, sexual decision making, pregnancy, and bodies in a non-judgmental, sex-positive, pro-choice, and inclusive way.

Got a question or need a community resource? Text Us at 250-812-9374. In addition to this youth based website, we offer a texting service so youth can get the answers they need in a confidential and accurate way.

Text us a question about sexual health education or community resources and we’ll give you the answers and/or connect you with those who can!

Who is Island Sexual Health?

Island Sexual Health is a non-profit agency that has delivered full service sexual health care to the Greater Victoria, Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands communities since 1969.

We provide full service sexual health clinics that are open to everyone. Call us for an appointment 250-592-3479. Our services are confidential and private for anyone!

We offer:

  • Lower cost birth control
  • IUD insertions and removals
  • STI testing, treatment, and vaccination
  • Pap, pelvic, and genital exams
  • Testicular and breast exams
  • Pro choice pregnancy testing and support
  • Free condoms and lube
  • Sexual health products for sale.
  • We provide sexual health education in local schools and in the community. Contact us about our sexual health workshops, our youth committee or events crew.
  • We see more than 20,000 clients a year at our main clinic location #101-3960 Quadra Street (across from Saanich Centre near McKenzie).

We provide confidential sexual health services such as:

  • Lower cost birth control
  • STI testing, treatment, and vaccination
  • Pap, pelvic, and genital exams
  • Testicular and breast exams
  • Pro choice pregnancy testing and support
  • IUD insertions and removals
  • Free condoms/lube
  • Sexual health products for sale.

The scoop on our Quadra Street clinic

Our clinic has 6 exam rooms, a larger waiting area, lots of free 2hr parking and we’re family and wheelchair friendly. There’s also a big bike rack outside for our clients who use pedal power to get to us and we’re conveniently located just off of the Lochside trail.

You can get to our new clinic location using the #6 bus route and there is a bus stop right outside the building.
We’re located in the lower left hand corner of the Quadra Centre building in Suite 101.

Find out more about our other sexual health centre location and hours.

More than just birth control

At Island Sexual Health, we realize that a person’s sexual health is about a lot more than the prevention of pregnancy.

We offer pro-choice and comprehensive sexual health clinics and education programs for all genders, orientations, identities, abilities, and ages in Greater Victoria, BC.

All our services are private, non-judgmental, and supportive; for everyone, all of the time.

Disclaimer

The Beyond the Talk website and its associated services are not a substitute for professional medical advice. We have endeavored to ensure the accuracy of this information, however all users of the site and our services should consult with a physician or other health care provider if they are not sure they understand the information being provided.