MOBYSS: Youth Walk-In Clinic


MOBYSS: YOUTH WALK-IN CLINIC
ACCESS THAT REMOVES BARRIERS

Receiving medical attention is now easier than ever for youth in Vaughan as a mobile clinic has rolled into town. Called MOBYSS (Mobile York South Simcoe), the program is in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association CMHA – York and Simcoe South and 360°kids. Vaughan youth can access these services at the Dufferin Clark Community Centre every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

At MOBYSS, your health matters and they are travelling around York Region and South Simcoe to meet your confidential health care needs in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Whatever your concerns, they are there to help. Services are free and geared for youth aged 12 – 25.  You can just walk-in or use their “Save-A-Spot in line” function to virtually line up.  A 10 minute text reminder will let you know when it is your turn.  The team includes health care from a Nurse Practitioner, specialized youth mental health worker, and peer support specialist.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Confidential Services:
MOBYSS values and respects your privacy.  They place high priority in protecting the identities of the people they serve to ensure MOBYSS’s safe and non-judgmental nature. They will not disclose your personal health information to anyone without your permission (except as required by law such as when a child is in need of protection).

 

 

Appointments Not Required:
MOBYSS requires no prior appointment or commitment. You can “walk-in” any time during our hours of operation. If, however, you would like to make an appointment, send them an email at MOBYSS@cmha-yr.on.ca.

 

 

Approachable Staff:
Besides the fancy titles like “Nurse Practitioner” and “Peer Support Specialist,” their staff are friendly and non-judgmental. They believe in the importance of autonomy and diversity.  “You are the expert of yourself.”  MOBYSS’ goal is to work alongside you and the support provided will be holistic and compassionate.

 

YOUR SERVICES ON THE GO

MOBYSS offers a ‘walk-in’ environment serviced by Nurse Practitioners who can provide youth with professional, confidential and friendly primary medical care. Whether it’s time for your annual health exam, you aren’t feeling well, or you have questions about your health-they can help you! Services include:

  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses (such as a sore throat or bladder infection)
  • Preventative health care (such as yearly health exams or cervical screening)
  • Wound care
  • Lab testing
  • Medical referrals including video access to Specialists right on the bus.

SEXUAL HEALTH

The MOBYSS team provides confidential sexual health and education for youth using a welcoming, non-judgmental and inclusive approach. Services include:

  • Contraception and emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted illnesses
  • Cervical screening and pelvic exams
  • Sexual orientation support
  • Sexual health education