COVID – 19:
The Medical Clinic is still open, but we are no longer operating on a drop-in basis. To make an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 514-481-0277.
Head & Hands’ Youth Clinic envisions a world in which youth feel the freedom to be the primary decision-maker over their health and bodies. We believe that access to free, universal, and public health services is an essential, non-negotiable social right.
Head & Hands’ Youth Clinic does not believe in a one-size-fits-all response to participants’ needs. Instead, we aim to provide an alternative to healthcare approaches seen at the institutional level. The Youth Clinic approaches healthcare from a harm reductive, non-judgmental, and holistic perspective. The program is targeted to youth facing complex social determinants of health, and those who face barriers to accessing institutional healthcare. This can include a lack of health insurance and financial resources; undocumented or in flux immigration status; Black youth, Indigenous youth, youth of colour; queer, trans, and/or two-spirit youth; youth engaged in sex work; youth engaged in drug use; youth who have experienced sexual violence.
The Head & Hands Youth Clinic delivers healthcare and education to youth 12-25 years old. The clinic operates on a mixed drop-in and appointment-based model. Once clients are in the clinic, they first meet with the Medical Coordinator, for anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, before seeing a doctor. After the intake process, clients can be with the doctor for up to 45 minutes.
Currently, we hold 1-2 half-day clinics a week. All our doctors are volunteers.
Call or email the Health Coordinator to discuss when to get into the clinic and see a doctor; email@example.com or 514-481-0277.
When you call, be prepared to give:
– Your full name
– Your pronoun(s)
– Your date of birth
– Your insurance/RAMQ status
You may also be asked to give some demographic information (ex. gender, race/ethnicity, etc). Though our clinic is open to all youth between 14 and 25, we want to recognize that certain populations experience oppression and marginalization in very different capacities and because of colonization, patriarchy, racism, transphobia and white supremacy, the current health care system can be inaccessible and possibly harmful to certain populations. Indigenous youth are given special priority within the clinic, in line with Head & Hands’ Indigenous Solidarity Statement & Commitments.
Clients without Quebec medicare
Head & Hands believes in access to healthcare for everyone, and welcomes clients between the ages of 14-25 who don’t have any health insurance or RAMQ coverage. That being said, we ask that if patients do have health insurance or RAMQ, they bring their card or insurance information with them. Temporary medicare cards, out-of-province cards, Blue Cross insurance, Desjardins and IFHP (Interim Federal Health Program coverage for refugees) are also accepted by the clinic.
The hormone replacement therapy waiting list is currently closed. We will update when it re-opens.
Want to visit another clinic? Check out our Clinic Referral Sheet