Saanich Peninsula Youth Health Clinic
Due to COVID-19 the Youth Clinic is operating via telehealth. Youth are still able to connect and schedule appointments with CYMH counsellors each Thursday evening, and our physicians are available for booked appointments and walk-in telehealth as well.
In the coming weeks and months as Shoreline gradually reopens, we may be expanding in person visits. Updates will be posted here.
We thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.
OUR YOUTH HEALTH CLINIC IS FREE!
Why is the Youth Clinic important?
We are the ONLY youth health clinic available on the Saanich Peninsula. Our clinic offers a safe place where you can find confidential help for any medical concern - physical, mental and sexual health. Speak to a counsellor, access STI and pregnancy testing, get prescriptions and access to birth control at cost, condoms and other free medical supplies. We work to make our youth clinic a LGBT2Q+ space–any gender, orientation and identities welcome! At each clinic a First Nation’s Elder is present to promote a respectful, welcoming environment for all youth.
Our clinic acknowledges that the land on which we work is the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the WSÁNEĆ peoples
Check out a virtual tour of our Youth Clinic!
The Youth Clinic Team
The Saanich Peninsula Youth Health Clinic was launched under the direction of a Local Action and Advisory committee looking to meet the healthcare needs of youth in our community.
Dr. Michael Smith
Youth Engagement Coordinator
Action & Advisory Committee
The Youth Clinic comes under the umbrella of Shoreline Medical Society, a Canadian registered charity.
The vision of the society is to be a leading primary care network for the Saanich Peninsula, integrating multiple disciplines working together to provide community health care.
Donors make this happen!
We exist due to generous donations from community partners and individuals. Our thanks to:
- Ministry of Child & Family Development
- Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation
Look here for Youth Health resources.
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