Options has grand opening at Selkirk College in Castlegar

The Selkirk College Options for Sexual Health Clinic held their grand opening on Oct. 20 at the college.

Options sexual health clinic at Selkirk College in Castlegar held their grand opening. In attendance were Dr. Neil Coburn

Options sexual health clinic at Selkirk College in Castlegar held their grand opening. In attendance were Dr. Neil Coburn

The Selkirk College Options for Sexual Health Clinic held their grand opening on Oct. 20 at the college. Speaking at the event were Tasha Repin, a 4th year nursing student, Sandeep Gill, clinical director for Options BC, and Laurel Harding, a retired nursing instructor at Selkirk College.

“The clinic provide comprehensive sexual health information, education, low cost birth control, and sexually transmitted infection screening to clients of all ages and sexual orientation, provided in a confidential, supportive and non-judgmental environment,” said Repin to the crowd.

The Castlegar campus clinic offers the services to students and staff, as well as members of the general public. The clinic is open every Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Monashee wing of the college.

“Today marks a great achievement made by many stakeholders, volunteers and students for their contributions in opening the second Options clinic on a BC campus,” said Repin. “We are fortunate to have many ‘partners in crime’ here with us today, who are willing to share their experience, roles and involvement with the project.”

the project is a joint venture between Selkirk College and Options BC, and has received funding from Columbia Basin Trust to help with operating costs.