Sexual Health & Breast Clinic
For years, Dr. Hitkari, Naturopathic Physician, has participated in Pap Awareness week - a week where physicians offer free Pap smears to women in the community. The response from patients has revealed that there is a great need for female physicians in our community offering a safe and comfortable environment for women to receive these extremely important but very personal health exams. In response to this, Dr. Hitkari has decided to begin a VINC Sexual Health and Breast Clinic where non-patients of the clinic are welcome to come in and receive:
Routine Pap smear
Breast exams and education on self-breast exams
Sexually transmitted infection testing
Birth control counseling
Naturopathic Support of contraceptive use
Patients of the clinic are welcome to receive, as part of their second appointment, a sexual health exam.
Dr. Hitkari has a special interest in women’s health and is extremely passionate about women receiving these life-saving exams in accordance with the parameters set out by the BC Cancer agency. Female patients of all ages are welcome. Visits are by appointment only, same day bookings available. The cost per appointment is $96.50 (covered by most extended health care plans), with additional fees for STI/STD testing.
If you are feeling apprehensive about having a Pap Smear or breast exam, please book in for a free 15 minute meet and greet, to meet Dr. Hitkari and discuss how these exams will be conducted.