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Youth Health Centre

    WHO are we?

    Your Youth Health Centre (YHC) supports you in making decisions about your health and well being, in a safe environment. The YHC is a partnership between the Halifax Regional School Board and Capital Health. It is staffed by a Public Health professional known as a Youth Health Centre Coordinator.


    WHAT can you expect?

    Your Youth Health Centre Coordinator:

    ·   Provides confidential services with accurate, non judgmental information

    ·   Values your knowledge

    ·  Welcomes your input

    ·  Respects your opinion

    ·   Works with your strengths  

    ·    Addresses your health concerns in a meaningful way

    All services provided by the Youth Health Centre are confidential, with some exceptions. The YHC staff will not share any information following your visit without permission. We are happy to explain how we protect your privacy.


    WHY come to the YHC?

    Some reasons students visit the YHC include:

    • Feeling sad or angry
    • Feeling confused or stressed
    • Relationships issues
    • Problems at home
    • Need condoms
    • Pregnancy testing/birth control education
    • Safer sex information
    • Sexuality/gender questions
    • Dating violence
    • Drinking too much
    • Concern about drug use
    • Help to quit smoking
    • Healthy eating/nutrition
    • To get involved
    • School projects
    • Needing to talk

    The YHC is not a place to come if you are physically sick or injured. We do not treat, diagnose, or administer medication.


    WHAT else?

    The YHC also offers programs to help you get involved in school life, and creates leadership opportunities if you want to learn some new skills. The programs at the YHC are driven by you, and decisions are made through your input. This is a great opportunity to get involved!


    WHERE is the YHC?

    Your Youth Health Centre is located in room 1023


    WHEN can you come to the YHC?

    The schedule is posted on the door of the YHC. Students are encouraged to come at a time that doesn’t interfere with class, but if you do come during class time you will get a timed note to be excused. Your YHC Coordinator will be here most days, but may also sit on community committees, attend Public Health meetings, and provide support to junior highs in the area, so there may be times where your YHC Coordinator is away. When your coordinator is in, her door is open.


    WHAT other supports are there?

    The Youth Health Centre Coordinator can also help you to connect with supports or services in the community.

    Adsum House (Emergency Shelter for Women and Children)     
    902 423-4443

    ARK (Support for Homeless and Street Involved People):          
    902 492-2577

    Avalon Sexual Assault Centre                                               
    902 422-4240

    (Support for a Sexual Assault in Last 72 Hours)                      
    902 425-0122

    Bryony House (Shelter for Abused Women and Children)          
    902 422-7650

    Community Services (Income Assistance)                    
    : 902 424-4150
    Dartmouth: 902 424--1600
    Sackville: 902 869-3600

    Choices (Substance Abuse/Gambling Support)                         
    902 491-2401

    Cobequid Youth Health Clinic                             
    Nurse: 902 869-6106
    Social Worker: 902 869-6131/902 869-7107


    Family Focus Clinics                                                            
    902 420-6060

    Find a Family Doctor                                                          
    902 424-3047

    Halifax Sexual Health Centre                                      
    902 455-9656

    Health Link (Non-Emergency Health Info)                               

    Switch Board: 902 470-8888
    Poison Control Centre: 902 470-8161 or 
    Toll Free @ 1-800-565-8161

    Mental Health Referral: 902 464-4110

    Kid’s Help Phone                                                      

    Laing House (Peer Support for Youth with Mental Illness)          
    902 425-9018

    Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team                                          
    902 429-8167 or
    Toll Free @ 1-888-429-8167

    Metro Food Bank (General Inquiries)                                     
    902 457-1900

    Mobile Outreach Street Health                                              
    902 429-5290

    North End Community Health Centre                                     
    902 420-0303

    North Preston Health & Wellness Centre                                 
    902 434-3807

    Phoenix Youth Programs                                                     
    902 446-0676

    Phoenix Youth Shelter                                                        
    902 446-4663

    Phoenix Outreach (text or call)                                             
    902 818-5737 or

    Public Health Services                                                         
    902 481-5800                                   
    (Pre Natal Classes)  902 481-5842

    QEII STI Clinic (VG Site)                                                      
    902 473-2272

    Sheet Harbour Sexual Health Centre                                     
    902 885-2789

    Supportive Housing for Young Mothers                                  
    902 465-2212 ext. 3

    Youth Project (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity)                 
    902 429-5429


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