Youth Health Services
What we do
Youth Health Services provide a range of free health services and programs for young people aged 12 to 24 years in Tasmania. Our team includes youth health nurses, allied health professionals and support staff who are experienced in working with young people.
We provide information, support, advocacy, and referral for anything related to health and wellbeing, including:
- issues at home, school or work
- mental health
- sexual health
- alcohol and other drugs
We can also help with:
- the cost of health items
- free condoms
- free pregnancy testing and support
- practical support like getting a Medicare Card
- linking you with other services
Groups and programs
We provide education and information to groups of young people to build on their skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy choices. These programs are run from our service, in schools, colleges and in the community.
The sessions aim to promote health and wellbeing in an informed, fun and flexible way. We work with organisations to ensure our sessions are engaging, youth friendly and meet the needs of the young people attending.
Information for families
Our services are targeted for young people but we can support parents and families by
- Providing information on services for young people
- Providing information on services that support parents
- Encouraging young people to involve their parents and/or other family members in the support they are receiving (where appropriate)
We encourage parents and family members to contact us.
Families and service providers can refer young people to the Youth Health Service by contacting one of the below locations.
Young people can also self-refer by:
- Dropping-in to one of our locations
- Calling or emailing us
- Using our online form to get in touch
Call, email or drop-in to any of our locations. All services are free and no appointment is needed.
Youth Health Services are not for emergency or crisis care
If you, or someone you know, requires emergency care or assistance please call 000.
Youth Health Service (North)
The Youth Health Service (North) is run from the Ravenwood Community Health Centre. The service is also able to organise meetings at other locations by appointment, including schools and community health centres. Our Registered Nurse is available at Headspace Launceston one day a week (Monday).
Drop-in: Visit us at the Ravenswood Community Health Centre to pick up a C Card sexual health pack from reception or arrange an appointment to talk to a team member. Learn more about the C Card Program.
Phone: 6777 3006
Email: [email protected]
Youth Health Service (North West)
The Youth Health Service (North West) is run from the Central Coast Community Health Centre in Ulverstone. Our nurse can also meet with you at other locations in the North West.
Drop-in: Visit us at the Central Coast Community Health Centre (Ulverstone).
Please call or text before dropping in to make sure someone is available.
Call/text: 0400 333 608 or 0499 860 771
Email: [email protected]
Pulse Youth Health (South)
Pulse Youth Health is run from the Glenorchy Health Centre (404-408 Main Road, Glenorchy).
We also have a range of visiting services which young people can access by appointment, including:
- A Sexual Health Clinic (run by Family Planning Tasmania)
- A Psychology Clinic (run by the University Psychology Clinic provisional psychologists)
- An outreach Psychology Service (run by headspace)