Community Health Programs
Community Health Programs delivers and funds a variety of community and public health services throughout the territory.
Programs delivered by the Department of Health and Social Services are:
- Yukon Communicable Disease Control Program
- Yukon Children's Dental Program
- Environmental Health Services
- Mental Health Services
- Health Promotion
Blood Ties Four Directions - to provide prevention, education, and support services to prevent the spread of blood borne infectious disease, including HIV and Hepatitis C.
Liard Basin Task Force - to support a Youth Counsellor position in Watson Lake which provides clinical counselling services to at-risk youth and their families, and consultation services to education and other community resources.
Many Rivers Counselling & Support Services - to provide a range of counselling services and educational activities through its main office in Whitehorse, satellite offices in Dawson City, Haines Junction, Watson Lake, and itinerant services to selected communities, and to support the operation of the Outreach Van in Whitehorse and Youth Outreach Program.
Second Opinion Society - to provide a drop-in centre, supportive peer counselling and practical assistance to persons who have had, or are experiencing, mental health problems.
Children’s Dental Program
Yukon Children's Dental Program provides services to Yukon children, from newborn to Grade 8 or Grade 12, depending on the child's place of residence. Yukon Dental Health Services provides diagnostic, preventative and restorative dental services.
Environmental Health Services
Environmental Health Services promotes care for the environment in the interest of human health. Working in conjunction with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Environmental Health Officers provide services to individuals, businesses and government.
The Health Promotion Unit provides or supports evidence-based, targeted health promotion and illness prevention programs and activities, to increase public awareness, support healthier decision making and lifestyles, support professional development and collaboration, and create and promote supportive environments.
Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services is a community mental health clinic offering assessment, individual and group therapy, supportive counselling and referral services for a wide range of emotional and behavioural problems and mental illnesses. Mental health professionals work to provide assistance in managing depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorders.
Yukon Communicable Disease Control
Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC), in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada, is responsible for the prevention, monitoring, and control of all communicable diseases (both vaccine and non-vaccine preventable) throughout the Yukon.
Community Health Programs
Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3003
Community Health Programs (HP-305)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Location: 305 Jarvis St. | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]