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Youth team

 

For whom?

The Youth team offers health and social services to young people ages 6 to 24 and their families. For example:

  • Do you feel confused, stressed or overwhelmed by what’s happening to you?
  • Are you living through changes in your family, a difficult break-up of one kind or another, and you need to talk about it?
  • As a parent, do you feel overwhelmed by your child’s behaviour?
  • Are you worried about what your child is drinking or taking?

The Youth team is there for you!

Services this team offers

The team consists of two nurses, two social workers and an educational psychologist. A doctor works with the team. 

  • Walk-in nursing service for young people aged 14 to 24, for emergencies (e.g., emergency contraception, symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases and blood-borne infections, etc.);
  • Contraception;
  • Gynecological examination;
  • Screening for STDs and blood-borne infections, and pregnancy test;
  • Sexual health education;
  • Help for parents, children and families going through difficult times;
  • Support services for families who have children with disabilities;
  • Mental health services (suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, etc.);
  • Vaccinations for 6 to 24 year-olds.

Services are dispensed at the Clinic, 1955 Centre Street, or at home, depending on individual needs. The team also works closely with a number of neighbourhood youth groups on preventive projects.
Several preventive services can be provided:

  • Parent-teen workshops to better equip participants to deal with the sometimes difficult period of adolescence;
  • Addiction prevention programs in cooperation with the community;
  • Check-ups for pregnant teens;
  • Once a year some 100 youths are given the opportunity to go to an affordable vacation camp to give their families a breather while they have a fantastic experience.

All this is free of charge!

How to access these services

Call 514-937-9251 to take an appointment with a nurse or go to the reception desk at the Clinic, 500 Ash Avenue, between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. or between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
To see a nurse without an appointment, come to the walk-in nurse service!