Foundry Victoria brings health and social services together in a single place to make it easier for young people to find care, connection and support.
The Victoria Youth Clinic is the operator and lead agency for Foundry Victoria.
Our on-site partners are:
June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. As a youth serving settler organization, Foundry Victoria Youth Clinic, the staff and Board members want to acknowledge the profound sadness and grief around the discovery of unmarked graves at residential schools across Canada and in our own province of BC. We are grateful to live and work on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish People; and are committed to supporting our Indigenous youth and will continue to work towards reconciliation and cultural humility in everything we do. We know we can do better and will do better.
Foundry Victoria is deeply devastated to learn that remains of 215 children were found on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. We extend our thoughts to the Tk'emlups Secwépemc First Nation and all of the Indigenous communities, Nations, families and youth who have been affected by this tragic discovery. You can read Foundry BC's full response and follow up statement on this tragic news HERE and HERE.
Here are supports and services available to those who need it:
The Victoria Youth Clinic Society (VYC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides integrated and comprehensive primary health care services, including mental health and addiction care for youth aged 12 to 24 years. We are a team of dedicated and skilled youth-focused professionals that includes doctors, nurses, counsellors, youth workers, peer support workers, a parent support worker, wellness navigator and administrative staff.
We want to respond to your needs and preferences for health care and we work hard to understand what is unique about you and make it easy for you to get the health care you want.
Due to high volume and unforeseen circumstances, Foundry Victoria/Victoria Youth Clinic will have limited capacity to see new clients for primary care and will only be seeing new clients with severe opioid, benzodiazepines or alcohol use disorders and interested in pharmaceutical management. This change is for until further notice and we hope to be back to regular operations for primary care as soon as possible.
Please be assured that during this time, existing Foundry Victoria primary care clients will continue to have access to their health-care and service providers. Foundry’s other core services will be available to young people and their families.
Foundry Victoria provides specialized social and medical gender affirmation care for trans, non-binary, two-spirited and gender diverse individuals. Services available include hormone readiness assessments, access and navigation, service referrals, peer support and social services. At this time, our waitlists are currently closed to new patients for hormones as we deal with some unexpected situations. We understand how challenging this is and appreciate everyone’s patience at this time. We recommended contacting the Trans Care BC coordination team 1-866-999-1512 for help with alternative service delivery during this time.
We provide free & confidential services for youth 12–24 years old.
You can find out more about each service by clicking HERE.
If you are unsure of what support you are looking for, please give us a call at 250-383-3552 or email us.
We will work together to help determine what support is right for you!
As a non-profit health care clinic we are continually searching for more funding from the community to help us provide free medications, food, counselling, outreach, bus tickets - any way that we can make the lives of the youth we serve healthier.
Please consider donating to the Youth Clinic.
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The clinic is on the third floor above the Noodle Box. If you have trouble finding us... just call!
818 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B6 Canada
Due to COVID-19 we mostly operate virtually.
Our staff can assist you through phone or video first so there is no need for you to come to the clinic unless advised by staff.
Please give us a call to book an appointment and to make sure we are ready to see you if necessary. We take calls as followed:
MONDAY - FRIDAY - 09:30 AM - 4:30 PM
CLOSED FOR ALL STATUTORY HOLIDAYS.
PLEASE CALL/EMAIL FOR MORE DETAILS.