Child, Youth and Family Clinic
What is the Child, Youth and Family Clinic?
The Child, Youth and Family Clinic (CYFC) brings together health care professionals to help meet the needs of paediatric populations through virtual and in-person appointments. This team consists of a primary care nurse practitioner, psychotherapist, consulting paediatrician and medical secretary. These professionals provide care specifically to patients/clients from birth to 18 years of age.
About the Child Youth and Family Clinic
The Child, Youth and Family Clinic focuses on improving timely access to primary care, counselling, and pediatric services. The health clinic goals are to ensure that timely and consistent medical services are provided by relevant care providers and to help facilitate prompt referrals to specialized services. The professionals within the CYFC can also support in navigating referrals to other health and social supports within Carea programs and partner agencies/providers.
Some examples of accessible allied services includes: after school programs, parental support, early years services, youth outreach, Indigenous programs, 2SLGBTQI care, and other special health-related events.
The Child Youth and Family Clinic Team
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner:
The Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive, patient/client-centered care that emphasizes on accessibility, health promotion, illness prevention and care continuity. Patients/clients can sometimes experience complex physical and mental health needs.
Services that may be required but are not limited to include: medication management, diagnostics imaging, immunizations, wellness visits, acute episodic illness care and chronic disease management.
The Psychotherapist promotes a safe, non-judgmental, client-centered, and therapeutic environment for all individuals. They provide a holistic, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, strength-based, art-based, evidence based and family-centered approach. In addition, they incorporate various modalities including trauma-informed framework, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), attachment theory, solution-focused approach, and mindfulness in their practice.
The consulting paediatrician provides in person appointments for patients/clients who’s care needs require specialized knowledge and expertise.
What Patients/Clients Can Expect:
Any patient or client experiencing physical or psychological disorders and needing inter-professional services within Durham Region can be referred to the CYFC. These referrals can come from multiple sources such as, primary care providers, DCAS, urgent care centres and other community programs.
Patient/client referrals will be assessed and then the patient will be contacted to book an appointment with the appropriate provider(s).
How to Refer
Referrals can be implemented through this downloadable referral form.
Please fax the completed referrals to: 905-720-1292
For more information contact our Medical Secretary at: 905-743-9960 or firstname.lastname@example.org
***Do not email confidential personal and/or medical information***
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