Native Youth Health & Wellness Centre
Indigenous youth ages 12-24 years old can drop by the Wellness Centre to meet many of their holistic health and wellness needs. The NYHWC includes a Nurse Practitioner (NP), Counsellors, Registered Midwives, and Elders who work as an integrated part of the overall UNYA team. All programming and resources are free!
We continue to seek new partnerships to bring in health professionals who can provide welcoming, safe, and culturally relevant services to Indigenous youth, so keep your ears open for more exciting news in the future.
Primary health care - the Nurse Practitioner can work with you to help fulfill your health care needs, and can coordinate your care with other healthcare providers, much like a family doctor does. She can see you for regular checkups, or when you are not feeling well. NP's are able to order and interpret tests, diagnose, prescribe medications, and treat health conditions.
- Registered Midwives, provide outreach midwifery care for pregnant young women and their families. Midwives care for you and your baby while you're pregnant. They can order ultrasounds, lab work, and check on you and baby regularly during your pregnancy. They attend the birth and care for you and baby after the baby is born. They can also help connect you with other services you may need.
- Counselling, the Aboriginal Wellness Counsellor (mental health) and Alcohol & Drug Counsellors offer individual counselling, group sessions, and referrals
- Connect with Elders, youth can meet with, learn from, and participate in activities with Indigenous Elders
- LGBTQ2S youth, we are exploring ways to offer enhanced programming and supports for LGBTQ2S youth. We will be sharing updates as this develops.
For info on hours and services available, check out our flyer
How to get involved
Youth can call to book an appointment or just stop by the Wellness Centre for more information. Other service providers and community members are welcome to accompany youth to make an initial introduction to the Centre.
The NYHWC offers programming and resources through exciting new partnerships with Providence Health Care's Inner City Youth Team and Strathcona Midwifery Collective. Counselling support is made possible through support from Vancouver Coastal Health. The development of the NYHWC was made possible through generous grants provided by the City of Vancouver (renovations) and the Central City Foundation (equipment and furnishings)
Contact us today
1640 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 1S6
Phone: (604) 253-5885
Fax: (604) 254-7234