The Victoria Youth Clinic was started in 1998 as a not-for-profit organization that provided 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, psychiatrists, outreach workers, youth support workers, a parent support worker, wellness navigator and administrative staff.
In 2018 the Victoria Youth Clinic became the lead agency for Foundry Victoria. The Foundry is a province-wide initiative that is developing a network of centres across British Columbia to provide a one-stop-shop for young people to access mental health care, substance use services, primary care, social services and youth and family peer supports.
The Victoria Youth Clinic, in partnership with Foundry is committed to working to increase access to services for young people by fostering cross-system and inter-sectoral collaboration in order to provide an integrated and comprehensive system of care that includes primary care, mental health, substance use, social services, and youth and family peer support and navigation.
The Clinic offers free access to primary health care services including doctors, nurses and referrals to specialists. There are on-site lab services for blood testing, pregnancy and STI tests, and immunizations. As well as outreach services to a variety of on-site and off-site social services including job training, housing supports, and alternative education.
To improve the physical and mental well-being of youth.
To provide comprehensive, integrated primary healthcare services including mental health and addiction care, in a youth friendly, non-judgmental and safe environment.