Sexual Health

Sexual Health is an important element of health & wellness for most adults.
The Bow Valley PCN supports sexual health in the Bow Valley by:

Making healthy choices about sex is important at every stage of life. Talk about STIs and safe sex practices with every partner, check that you are up-to-date with vaccinations against Hepatitis and HPV, use condoms (vaginal, anal, oral) to protect yourself & your partner(s), and always use a second form of birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Request Safe Sex Kits
Organizations, businesses and clinics can request packages of safe sex kits including condoms, lube and resources by visiting

STI Testing in the Bow Valley

Before you have sex with a new partner(s), or at your annual check up with your primary healthcare provider, it’s important to get tested for STIs

*STI testing & treatment is free for anyone living or visiting Alberta*

Go to your family doctor/primary healthcare provider, or contact one of the following walk-in clinics* to get tested:

  • Banff
    • Alpine Medical Clinic* 403-762-3155
    • Bear Street Family Physicians  403-762-4846
  • Canmore
    • Ridgeview Medical Centre*  403-609-8333
    • Bow Valley PCN Clinic  403-675-3000
    • Canmore Associates Medical Clinic  403-678-5585
    • Mountain Maternity & Family Medicine  403-675-3088
  • Lake Louise – Lake Louise Medical Clinic  403-522-2184
  • Mînî Thnî – Stoney Health Services  403-881-3920

Online Resources:

Telephone Support:

  • Alberta One Line for Sexual Violence 1-866-403-8000
  • Calgary STI Clinic 1-855-945-6700, Ext: 1
  • Banff YWCA/Harmony Project (24-hr crisis support line for anyone impacted by sexualised violence) 1-403-760-3200
  • Kensington Clinic Calgary (Abortion health services) 1-403-283-9117

Feature Stories
View stories on local sexual health resources in the Bow Valley, see below: