Holiday HoursBoth Atwell locations are closed December 23 – January 2nd. We will reopen for regular hours at Hamilton on January 2nd and Oakville on January 3rd.  If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please go to your nearest walk in clinic or emergency room. 

Merry Christmas from the Atwell team!

Atwell Blog

Building a support for unplanned pregnancy

Experiencing an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming and emotional. It’s common to feel a mix of confusion, fear, and uncertainty about the future. During such times, building a strong support for unplanned pregnancy is crucial. Surrounding yourself with understanding and supportive people can make a significant difference in how you cope and move forward. If […]

Understanding your reproductive and sexual health

What is Reproductive and Sexual Health? At its core, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is about having a safe and healthy sex life, the capability to reproduce, and the freedom to decide if, when, and how often to do so. It’s a fundamental part of our health and wellbeing that goes beyond the absence of […]

How sexual health affects our mental health

Being happy and healthy means looking after our mental health and sexual health, which can be a bit awkward to talk about. However, there’s a strong link between the two that we can’t ignore. Sexuality: An Important Piece of Our Well-being Our sexuality encompasses a wide range of emotions, the intimacy we share with others, […]

Signs & Symptoms Of Common Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy is a period filled with anticipation and the navigation of new physical and emotional realities. Whether planned or unplanned, there are numerous logistics to organize, health considerations to keep in mind, and appointments to keep. As you adapt to the approach of motherhood, it is critical to be aware of your own health and […]

How To Prevent STIs

STI stands for sexually transmitted infection and describes any condition that is passed from one person to another during sexual contact involving the vagina, penis, mouth, or anus. Also sometimes referred to as STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), STIs are highly contagious and can affect people of any age, background, or sexual orientation. Common STIs include […]

How long should you wait between pregnancy tests

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or are wondering about the possibility of an unexpected pregnancy, taking a pregnancy test can feel overwhelming, particularly if you’re not sure whether or not to trust the results you’ve gotten. If you receive a clear, positive result on a pregnancy test, it’s almost certain you’re pregnant (though it’s […]

The Adoption Process In Canada

The decision to select adoption services is never an easy one, but for many pregnant mothers, it ultimately feels like the best possible choice for them and their unborn child. If you are currently exploring pregnancy options, adoption may be a process you wish to learn more about. Atwell Centre is not an adoption agency, […]

Choosing from many different birth control options is an incredibly important and highly personal decision. The choice is yours, but there are a variety of factors that may ultimately impact which birth control method you select. These include: Many birth control options (methods of contraception) exist, each with its own unique benefits and drawbacks. In […]

The Importance Of Sexual Education For Teens

In the ever-changing reality of our constantly evolving society, teens face an incredible amount of information, pressure, and decisions every single day. From academics to friendships to social media, there’s a tremendous amount to navigate. Some of the most complex and significant choices that teens face revolve around their sexuality, sexual behaviour, and relationships. At […]

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