We provide services for issues relating to all your “female parts” including:
Referrals are not necessary but are appreciated so results and summaries can be forwarded to your regular Family Physician (a small note from your family physician would suffice).
While most the doctors at The IUD Women’s Clinic are Family Physicians, we are not able to be your “family doctor”. All patients are encouraged to look for a regular Family Physician outside the clinic. We are happy to provide you specific services for your female health needs, but we are unable to accept the care of patients for all your other non-female related health needs. We hope that this way, we will be able to offer our services to as many patients as possible.
Youth and individuals who want to address a female related health concern can be seen at the clinic.
Booked appointments are encouraged to minimize wait times and help us better plan office flow. We will try to accommodate walk-in requests as the schedule allows. If a physician is already too heavily booked, we may request that walk-in patients book an appointment for a later date.
Not all services (eg forms, notes etc) provided at the clinic will be covered by provincial payment plans. You will be advised if extra charges apply. Please speak with your physician if you are concerned about charges.
Current evidence in medical literature does not support the use of routine “complete physicals” in patients without any symptoms. We offer “Well Female Screening Exams”, for individuals with no symptoms/concerns who would like to review prevention and screening. This type of visit will generally include a review of your history (including lifestyle factors, vaccinations etc), then targeted physical female checks based on your age. These could include such things as a pap test, STI check, breast exam, and review of your birth control.
A pap test is a screen for cervical cancer. Current recommendations suggest that all women should have a pap test done every 3 years, generally between the ages of 25-69 years old. To do a pap test, a physician will insert a speculum to see the cervix and take a sample.