No sexual health clinics for Islanders

Unlike most provinces which have non-profit and/or government funded sexual health centers, residents of P.E.I. have to go to their family doctor or a walk-in clinic with concerns about their sexual and reproductive health. The population of Canada’s smallest province makes funding a clinic hard to justify, according to P.E.I. Chief Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison.

Although Morrison insists that islanders have very good access to clinics and doctors, AIDS PEI outreach coordinator, Alana Leard, said she often gets calls from residents hesitant to get help.