What is a Youth Health Service? And what should you expect when you visit one?
A Youth Health Service is a FREE, SAFE, & CONFIDENTIAL place for young people aged 12-24 years of age.
They’ve got doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, health education officers, and they offer case management. You don’t need to take your Medicare card, the staff members are friendly, non-judgemental, and used to working with young people. It can be really hard to find someone you can trust and talk to, even just to ask questions, so Youth Health Services are there to make it easier to open up and get help with whatever you’re going through without feeling ashamed or scared.
At your local Youth Health Service you can get a sexual health check, pregnancy tests, pregnancy support and advice, contraception, immunisations, counselling, support and heaps of other general health stuff.
Generally, if you are 14 years or over, your parents cannot see your health records, unless you agree to this.
If you would like to make a visit to your local Youth Health Service either give them a call to make an appointment or just drop in and check them out. Remember, they are FREE, SAFE & CONFIDENTIAL.
Here’s where you can find Youth Health Services in NSW:
Central Coast Youth Health Service
38A Pacific Highway, Wyong NSW 2259
Phone: (02) 4356 9333
CHAIN (Community Health for Adolescents In Need)
1A Denison Street, Wollongong NSW
Phone: (02) 4226 5816
Junction Youth Health Medical Service
Cnr Henry & Station St, Penrith, NSW 2750
Phone: (02) 4731 8017
High Street Youth Health Service
65 High Street, Parramatta NSW
Phone: (02) 9687 2544
The Corner Youth Health Service
101 Restwell Street, Bankstown NSW
Phone: (02) 9796 8633
FLYHT (Fairfield Liverpool Youth Health team)
53 Mitchell Street, Carramar NSW
Phone: (02) 8717 1717
Traxside Youth Health Service
4 Langdon Ave, Campbelltown NSW
Phone: (02) 4625 2525
Youth Block Youth Health Service
288 Abercrombie St, Redfern
Phone: (02) 9562 5640
Youth Health Team
621 Hunter St, Newcastle West
Phone: (02) 4925 7804
If you want to know more you can ring 1800 451 624 between 9:00am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday to talk with a sexual health nurse. It’s confidential and free if you call from a landline.