Metropolitan Youth Health
Metropolitan Youth Health is a service of Health and Recovery, Trauma Safety Services (HaRTSS) providing free clinical health services (primarily for physical health issues) to young people aged 12-25, in the Adelaide metropolitan community.
Our target populations
Our service is tailored for young people who are from the following groups:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
- currently or previously under the Guardianship of the Chief Executive (formerly Minister)
- young pregnant and/or parenting people
- currently at the Adelaide Youth Training Centre
- same sex attracted and/or gender diverse
- not able to live at home
- AND struggling to understand and/or attend to their health issues.
We provide a therapeutic trauma responsive health service covering the following areas:
- health assessments, screening and management of general medical issues (we run Nurse/Midwife and Dr led clinics at our sites and at various outreach locations)
- antenatal and postnatal care
- sexual health (including screening, pap smears, contraception advice and emergency contraception)
- immunisation and health education
- programs for pregnant and parenting young people and their partners, including:
- health care, education, training and career pathways
- educational case management and group activities
We seek to work in partnership with other service providers to optimise young people’s access to the health system, as well as to ensure they are able to address any underlying social and life issues affecting their health.
Our team includes Administrative Staff, Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Aboriginal Clinical Health Workers, Social Workers, Nurses and Midwives, a Nurse Practitioner and Medical Consultants/ Medical Officers.
How to access this service
For young people and their families
You can contact us directly or be referred to us from another service provider. Once in contact with us we will check to make sure that we are the right service for you. If we think another service may be better able to meet your needs we will link you directly to them. Otherwise you will be contacted by a Social Worker, Aboriginal Health Practitioner/Health Worker or Nurse/Midwife for an initial assessment. This will identify what further care or appointments are needed.
Have your say
We want our service to be a safe and supportive space for young people and your feedback and participation is important. So get involved and have your say!
- talk with us about developing a program to suit your specific needs
- provide feedback on services through surveys or a feedback form
- join a youth advisory group
Contact the Consumer Feedback Coordinator on 8161 6710 or by email via: HealthWCHNConsumerFeedback@sa.gov.au.
Making an appointment
Please telephone one of our sites.
Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
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