Sexual Health Resources for Health Care Providers

Cases of sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs), including gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, and syphilis, are on the rise across the province as well as locally in the TBDHU service area. These infections pose a serious health risk to individuals and their partners.

Health care providers can play a key role identifying cases and preventing complications and further transmission by assessing all patients for risk factors and screening those identified as at risk for STBBIs. This routine assessment is important as patients may be asymptomatic. 

This section of our website provides health care providers with information on:

  • clinical guidelines for screening and management of patients with STBBIs and their contacts;
  • information about ordering medications;
  • and reporting positive cases to the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.

TBDHU provides support to health care providers in a variety of ways:

STBBI prevention and control is part of TBDHU’s mandated services.

For Further Information

Call the TBDHU Sexual Health Clinic at (807) 625-5976 or toll-free 1-888-294-6630
Health care providers may also e-mail TBDHU Sexual Health Nurses at TBDHUSexualHealthNurses@tbdhu.com.

Note: If you are sharing a client’s personal health information, please fax to 807-625-4866 instead of e-mailing. 

 

*This webpage was recreated with permission from the Windsor-Essex Health Unit based on the WECHU Health Care Provider’s Guide to Bacterial STIs (2022).

Last Updated: 01/02/2024