Abbotsford Youth Health Centre to move locations

Clinics will operate starting Aug. 31 from location at Maclure and Townline

Abbotsford Youth Health Centre to move locations

The Abbotsford Youth Health Centre (AYHC) will move to a new location starting at the end of this month.

The centre will move from its current location at 1945 McCallum Rd. to #201-31205 Maclure Rd. (corner of Maclure and Townline).

The clinic, which is open three days a week, will be closed Aug. 25, 29 and 30, and will re-open at the new location on Aug. 31.

The new days and hours of operation are Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays/Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m.

This is the centre’s fifth location since opening in November 2010.

The AYHC is a free drop-in clinic for youth ages 12 to 24 who need help with anything from the common cold to mental-health concerns.

The centre is a program of Abbotsford Community Services, and in June of this year it was selected to be the Fraser Health region’s pilot site for the B.C. Integrated Youth Services Initiative – a network of health and social services to meet the needs of youth and young adults.

As part of this initiative, the AYHC will move to a new “youth hub” sometime in 2017.

Five “working groups” – space and work flow, branding, youth and family engagement, fundraising and communication – are currently meeting for ideas on how the youth hub should operate.

Anyone interested in joining one of the groups is asked to call Christina Henderson at 604-615-9033.

Visit ayhc.ca for more information on the youth health centre.