Health care and support services for 12-25 year olds
Conveniently located in Canberra city centre
Call (02) 6232 2423
About The Junction
The Junction Youth Health Service provides primary health care and support services to young people aged 12 to 25, along with their dependent children.
The service is bulk-billed so there is no cost to patients who have a Medicare card. Special consideration to non-Medicare patients will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
We have a particular focus on young people who are homeless or otherwise experience (or are at risk of) disadvantage. Services include: GPs, nurses, smoking cessation support, case management, youth work support and outreach in schools.
The Junction also provides information, education, and advocacy on health issues affecting young people in the Canberra region.
Providing primary health care for young people
Appointments available with GPs and nurse practitioners
The Junction has general practitioners who provide all aspects of primary health care. We have a particular focus on sexual health, mental health, baby and early childhood health checks, antenatal shared care and health education.
The nurse practitioner can prescribe medication for acute illnesses, continuing prescriptions for ongoing illnesses, STI and cervical screenings, and referrals. You can schedule an appointment with the nurse practitioner without seeing another general practitioner first.
We also have practice nurses who triages patients and facilitates pregnancy tests, ECGs, spirometry and immunisations under the direction of the clinical team.
To make an appointment, please call us on (02) 6232 2423.
Our opening hours are 9.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday.
YOUTH WORK + OUTREACH
Providing support for young people
Assisting young people with emergency food relief, housing and more.
During the Junction’s opening hours there is always a youth worker available for young people to see for support about any issue.
Our friendly youth workers can help with emergency food relief, Centrelink applications, housing, budgeting, advocacy, applying for a Medicare Card, job applications, getting a birth certificate or filling out paperwork.
Our youth workers can also provide outreach assistance organising transport for young people to and from their healthcare appointments, and supporting them to access other services like Centrelink and ACT Housing.
Where To Find Us
30 Scotts Crossing
Civic ACT 2601
(02) 6232 2423
Educational presentations for schools
Facilitating interactive and educational sessions about health topics
The Junction runs small group programs in local high schools on health-related topics. The groups are tailored to the needs of the participants and cover topics such as healthy relationships, body confidence, mental health, contraception and sexually transmitted infections.
Groups can be arranged for one-off sessions or on a regular ongoing basis depending on the needs of the student group.