youth health services
what sort of things can we help you with?
youth health service provides a range of no cost and confidential services to young people including: youth health clinics with GP's and nurses who provide no cost medical services Ph: 4356 9333, 8:30-5:00, Monday to Friday.
who are GP's and how do I get access to one?
General Practitioners (GP's) are doctors who look after the health of the whole person including your mental and physical well being.
did you know that your GP can help you if:
- You are feeling stressed out or depressed
- You are having relationship problems
- You have drug & Alcohol problems
- You have sexual health issues such as contraception, pregnancy tests etc
- You have general health concerns like acne, period pain, sporting injuries, sleeping difficulties etc
- You do not need to see the same GP as your parents!
- You can get a medicare card if your 15 or older
- You can take a mate with you!
- Some doctors bulk bill, which means you do not have to pay anything
Finding a GP
If you're looking for a doctor, it is a good idea to ask your friends, family or workmates for recommendations. Staff at some community health centres or youth workers may also be able to recommend a GP. There are lots of GP clinics around - some are in suburban streets, while others are in shopping centres or community health centres. You can also find them listed in the Yellow Pages book or on the Yellow Pages website. Look under Medical Practitioners. At some practices you will need to make an appointment which involves ringing or visiting the GP practice before hand at some medical centres you can just drop in and wait for the next available appointment.
- GP's respect your privacy ? they won?t discuss your issues with your parents or anyone else unless you give them permission to do so. There are some occasions where they have to by law, release information but these are extreme circumstances
youth health also provides:
health outreach services for young people aged 12-24 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
aboriginal support and advocacy for young Kooris aged 12-24 years.
counselling for 12-18 year olds and their families from community health centres around the Central Coast.
NOTE: These services are available through the worker on duty, a phone service to provide information, advice and referral for young people and families: Ph) 4356 9333, 8:30-5:00, Monday to Friday
how we can help?
youth health clinics assist with a range of medical conditions including sexual health, contraception and pregnancy.
we also help with a wide range of issues affecting young people including physical and mental health, relationships, accommodation, drug and alcohol, grief and loss.
for health emergencies go to the nearest emergency department located at Gosford and Wyong hospitals.
Gosford Hospital Ph: (02) 4320 2111
Wyong Hospital Ph: (02) 4394 8000
what else do we do?
Youth Health also does health promotion activities with youth related community organisations and schools.
how do you contact us?
youth health services 8:30-5:00, Monday to Friday
wyong central community health centre
38a Pacific Hwy, Wyong, 2259, NSW
Phone: (02) 4356 9333
Fax: (02) 4356 9350