The Rotary Mission Youth Clinic takes a youth-focused approach with three of Mission’s youth-friendly doctors on rotation each week. / Submitted Photo

Rotary Mission Youth Clinic takes a youth-focused approach to health

The clinic is open for the duration of the school year, every Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m.

Fraserview Learning Centre has opened its doors for the school year with a perk, thanks to the Mission Community Foundation.

The Rotary Mission Youth Clinic takes a youth-focused approach with three of Mission’s youth-friendly doctors on rotation each week from the Mission Division of Family Practice.

Assisting youth in caring for themselves, these doctors are there to provide education upon inquiry about, but not limited to, general health, mental health, sexual health and substance use.

They can also assist with diagnosis, referrals, prescriptions, birth control, coping skills for stress and anxiety, second opinions and even bandage changes.

In addition, youth can access free clinical counselling on demand. Counsellors are interns working towards their master’s degree and are supervised by Moving Forward Family Services.

The clinic is open for the duration of the school year, every Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. for youth ages 12 to 24. Walk-ins are welcome, or appointments can be booked online through facebook.com/missionyouthclinic.

MY House (Mission Youth House) initiated the clinic in 2015 with a dream for easily accessible health care for all youth. Thanks to their partners – Youth Unlimited, Mission School District #75, the Mission Division of Family Practice, Moving Forward Family Services and Mission Mid-Day Rotary – their dream became a reality.

The option to move to a new location at Fraserview School was presented to increase accessibility. Grant funds from the Mission Community Foundation helped fund the transition. Since the move, there has been an increase in capacity, as over 60 youth accessed the clinic within the last year.

If any physicians, or specialists would like to become part of the clinic, contact the Mission Division of Family Practice for more information.

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