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Youth Clinic

The Youth Clinic is no longer its own independent program open on limited days of the week - Youth Clinic services are now integrated into the regular daily operations of our After Hours Clinic; our After Hours Clinic downtown welcomes youth patients with general health or sexual health related concerns on a walk-in basis.


HOURS & LOCATION:

Hours: (see After Hours Clinic Hours of Operation)
Telephone: (780) 743-3900
Email: info@wbpcn.ca
Address: #327 - 8600 Franklin Ave. Fort McMurray, AB. T9H 4G8 (The WBPCN After Hours Clinic downtown).



Services:

The Youth Clinic offers the youth of Fort McMurray a wide variety of services in a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment. Your conversations with our nurses and physicians will be held in the strictest of confidence.

Some of our services include:

  • Free Contraception (condoms, etc.)
  • Birth Control Prescription
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Sexual Health Counselling



Clinic Mission:

We believe in the 3Rs, as described by the Advocates for Youth organization:

  • Rights
    Youth have the right to accurate and complete sexual health information, confidential reproductive and sexual health services, and a secure stake in the future.
  • Respect
    Youth deserve respect. Valuing young people means involving them in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and policies that affect their health and well-being.
  • Responsibility
    Society has the responsibility to provide young people with the tools they need to safeguard their sexual health, and young people have the responsibility to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.

We respect the self-determination of youth (the ability to make choices in alignment with one's own personal values and to live a life of one's own design). As a healthcare provider, we are neither pro-sex nor pro-abstinence, but pro-health: we take a non-judgmental approach to the sensitive topic of teenage sexuality, and provide our services with the sole aim of keeping the youth of our community as safe and as healthy as possible.



Online Resources:

SEXUAL DIVERSITY>
  • OUT IS OK Helpline: 1-877-OUT-IS-OK (688-1765)
    A toll-free, peer and crisis support line operating 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
  • Alberta's Bullying Helpline: 1-888-456-2323
    The Alberta Bullying Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
  • Canadian Federation for Sexual Health
    www.cfsh.ca offers a wide range of information on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation, Healthy Relationships, and Healthy Sexuality.
  • EGALE Canada
    www.egale.ca advances equality, diversity, education, and justice for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual) Canadians.
  • PFLAG Canada
    www.pflag.ca supports LGBT youth and their families who may have fears, concerns, or difficulties that arise due to their gender/sexual identification. They also operate a hotline: 1-888-530-6777.
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
    www.kidshelpphone.ca provides resources on bullying, dating, emotional health, family, LGBT issues, and violence/abuse.

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
  • Connect Network
    www.connectnetwork.ca is a family and sexual abuse network that operates out of Calgary. They run a helpline, 1-877-237-5888, and have an online collection of real-life stories describing how relationships can either be healthy or become harmful.
  • Love is Respect
    www.loveisrespect.org discusses dating concepts like jealousy, healthy boundaries, and abuse using cool examples from pop-culture.

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
  • AHS: Teaching Sexual Health Parent Portal
    The AHS Teaching Sexual Health Parent Portal is website released by Alberta Health Services as part of their Teaching Sexual Health project. It covers the biological and social aspects of sexual development in a way that is very respectful of individual choices and cultural values.


Community Partners:

The WBPCN Youth Clinic would not be possible without the support of a number of local organizations. We would especially like to recognize the Local 488 United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, as they provided the generous donation through the Northern Lights Health Foundation that made this program possible.

The Local 488 has grown and evolved with Northern Alberta for over a century. Today, Local 488 is the single largest supplier of pipe trades professionals in Canada. They are tireless advocates of social activism, and strive to provide the best for not only their workers, but the communities they operate in. The donation that made the TSHC possible is but one more in the Local 488's long history of supporting our vibrant community.


Are you an adult or a local organization looking for more information, or for inservice opportunities?

The staff of the WBPCN Youth Clinic are also available for public education sessions and inservices; public engagement and health promotion is one of our mandates, and it has been our privilege to work closely with many community organizations, schools, and youth groups over the years. For these inquiries, please call us at 780-714-2193 or send us an email using the form below.


 

The WBPCN Youth Clinic is operated out of our After Hours Clinic downtown