Windsor Essex Community Health Centre Teen Health offers medical and therapy services for youth ages 12 – 24 years.
Youth must be willing to, and give permission in order to receive counselling services. An intake (information gathering) can take place over the phone. Our services are confidential and no information is released without a client's consent.
Any youth, parent or caregiver (or any concerned third party) is interested in our services please contact our main office at 519.253.8481, press 0 and reception can transfer you to our general intake line.
In addition, we have a "walk in hour" open to anyone. Monday through Friday between 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm you can visit Teen Health and recieve a one hour in person intake.
Teen Health offers free, private (confidential) individual and group therapy for youth ages 12 - 24 in the following areas:
- Family Conflict
- Relationship problems
- Anxiety (feeling stressed)
- Substance Abuse (using non-prescription drugs or alcohol)
- Eating Disorders
- Unplanned Pregnancy
- Suicide Thoughts
- Other general teen problems
Mosaics (Mood) Group - for individuals ages 17-24 yrs.
A treatment group for young people who have depression and/or anxiety. The group is offered once weekly for 8-10 sessions. Please call 519.253.8481 ext. 0 for dates and times for the next available group.
Community Capacity Building Program (Substance Abuse)
The Community Capacity Building Program provides assessment, treatment, and service for teenagers and their families who have substance abuse issues and are sent to Teen Health by the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society (WECAS). The program is part of a community collaborative effort that includes Windsor Essex Children’s Aid Society, Windsor Regional Children’s Centre and Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services.
Adolescent Substance Abuse Program
The Substance Abuse Treatment Program offers counselling to young people who worry about their alcohol or drug use. The program is also for those clients who are looking for support in taking care of people in their lives who have addiction problems. The program offers assessment, individual counselling and follow up. The goal of the program is to assist clients to see their needs, addressing their issues, and encouraging youth to make positive healthy changes in their lives.
WECHC is also an active member of the community Providers of Addiction Treatment Committee (Committee of 16+ local Addiction and Mental Health agencies). Please contact Michelle P. at 519.253.8481 ext. 239.
Are you a parent or caregiver of a teen who is using drugs? The Parenting Fix program is a support group designed to provide parents or caregivers with the information and tools needed to address the complex issue of substance abusing teens. The group takes place at 1361 Ouellette Ave. #101. Your teen does not have to be a Teen Health client for parents or caregivers to register. To register please contact Michelle P. 519.253.8481 ext. 239.
Changes is a support group for people of ages 18-24 who want to change their drug use/behaviours. Subjects that are talked about include: addiction, understanding triggers, healthy relationships, co-dependency and ways to prevent relapse. The group runs once a week for eight weeks at 1361 Ouellette Ave. To register contact Michele P. 519.253.8481 ext. 239
The team of doctors, nurse practitioners, dietitian and nurses at Windsor Essex Community Health Centre’s (WECHC) Teen Health specialize in the health of young people ages 12-24 years. The health care team considers the client’s lifestyle, family environment, personal relationships, stress level and other factors that affect physical and mental health.
Our staff encourages clients to ask questions and they provide the latest information about medical and emotional concerns.
All services are confidential (information is not shared with schools, parents or anybody else) and are paid for by OHIP.
Young people can walk in for treatment, but if you don’t want to wait, you can call and make an appointment. Our nurses can answer many of your questions right over the phone.
For more information please call (519) 253-8481.
- Annual Health Exams (physicals)
- General health concerns ex. Sore throat, flu, etc.
- Information on birth control and abstinence
- Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s)
- Pelvic examinations
- Pregnancy tests, counseling regarding pregnancy and prenatal care
- Depression and anxiety assessment
- Eating disorders, bulimia and anorexia nervosa
- Smoking cessation (quitting smoking)
- Acne and skin care
- Sports injuries and nutrition
- Sexuality and puberty information
Prenatal Support Program
The “Special Additions” program is a support group held in a warm and friendly atmosphere and designed especially for adolescents and young adults. Our prenatal instructor provides participants with the information and help they need to have a healthy and happy pregnancy, labour and delivery.
Tuesdays from 6:15pm – 8:00pm
Duration: 10 weeks
Frequency: Groups are run three times/year
Call 253-8481 ext. 0 for dates and to register
Individual Nutrition Counselling
Clinical nutrition services are provided, free of charge by a registered dietitian for youth ages 12 - 24 years. Individual counselling is provided for healthy weight management, anaemia, pregnancy, eating disorders, healthy eating, vegetarianism, sports nutrition, vitamin supplementation. Services are available at 1361 Ouellette (Teen Health building).
To register or for additional information, please call (519) 253-8481 ext. 245.
We are located at:
1361 Ouellette Ave #101
Make an appointment by phoning: 519.253.8481