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Addiction - Resource centre and services for professionals

Prevention Services has a wide variety of resources on addiction issues and related topics that are available for loan to professionals.

Adoption services

Adoption Services provide pre-and post-adoption services to children and families.

Adult protection and decision-making

The Adult Protection and Decision-Making Act, Car Consent Acts, and Advance Directive information

Advance Directives

Appoint someone to make health and personal care decisions for you.

Alcohol and Drug Services

Assisting individuals and communities in reducing the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs by providing quality addictions services.


Information on registering births, and applying and ordering birth certificates

Care consent
Information on consent to health care, admission to care facilities and personal assistance services.

Child Care Subsidy Program

The Child Care Subsidy Program assists families who need child care for their children and may not be able to afford the cost of child care.

Child care services

Ensures quality, accessible and comprehensive childcare services for Yukon children and families. Some services include: childcare subsidies; direct operating grants to licensed child facilities.

Children with disabilities

Family supports for children with disabilities provides support to Yukon families to care for their child with a disability (up to 19 years of age).

Children's Dental Program

Yukon Children's Dental Program provides services to Yukon children, from newborn to Grade 8 or Grade 12, depending on the child's place of residence. Yukon Dental Health Services provides diagnostic, preventative and restorative dental services.

Children's Drug and Optical Program

The Children's Drug and Optical Program is designed to assist low income families with the cost of prescription drugs and eye care for children under the age of 19.

Choosing child care

Good child care promotes a child’s full development through a happy and safe environment, nutritious food and lots of opportunities for active learning and play with a culturally appropriate program.

Chronic Disease Program
Provides benefits for Yukon residents who have a chronic disease or a serious functional disability.

Communicable Disease Control

Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC), in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada, is responsible for the prevention, monitoring, and control of all communicable diseases (both vaccine and non-vaccine preventable) throughout the Yukon.

Community Health Centres

Community Health Centres are located in Carcross, Teslin, Carmacks, Pelly Crossing, Destruction Bay, Haines Junction, Beaver Creek, Faro, Ross River, Old Crow and Mayo.

Community calender of events

Health and Social Community Events for the Yukon Territory Canada

Continuing Care
Home care, community day program, residential care programs and respite care services.

Correcting a record

For corrections or amendments to a birth, marriage or death record.

Day Home
Get licensed as a family day home.

Detoxification services

Our mandate is to provide a safe and secure environment for individuals going through withdrawal from the use of alcohol and or other drugs.

Direct Operating Grant
Funding to child care programs to help costs and reduce pressure to raise parent fees.


Resources, sites, and service for people with disabilities.

Environmental health

EHS provides consultation and educational services; and engages in inspection, surveillance, audits and enforcement activities in support of the regulatory program.

Extended health care benefits to seniors

The Pharmacare and Extended Health Benefits programs are designed to assist registered senior citizens with the cost of prescription drugs, dental care, eye care, and medical-surgical supplies and equipment.

Family and children's services

Promotes, strengthens and sustains effective parenting and positive family functioning, and ensures that children are protected from abuse and neglect, and receive the care essential for their well being.

Family supports for children with disabilities

Family supports for children with disabilities provides support to Yukon families to care for their child with a disability (up to 19 years of age).

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Hundreds of Yukon children have been affected by prenatal alcohol exposure. The cost, both in lost potential, and financial, is extremely high.

Finding a doctor

How to find a doctor in Whitehorse.


Information on Pandemic, Influenza, Seasonal Flu, Avian Flu, and H1N1.

Foster Care

Fostering is caring for children who cannot live with their families. The goal is for the children to return home when their parents are able to care safely for them.

Funding programs

The Department of Health and Social Services, directly or in partnership, supports a number of funding programs which assist Yukon residents in a variety of ways.

Health Guide

This Yukon HealthGuide website provides Yukon residents with reliable health information you can trust.

Health Profession Education Bursary
For Yukon students in health education programs.

Health Promotion

The Health Promotion Unit provides or supports evidence-based, targeted health promotion and illness prevention programs and activities, to increase public awareness, support healthier decision making and lifestyles, support professional development and collaboration, and create and promote supportive environments.

Health card

Yukon Health Care Insurance Plan (YHCIP) provides coverage for medical services for all Yukon residents. Coverage, eligibility, renewal, temporary absence from Yukon, lost card, and other information.

Health fairs
Program for children turning five or who are entering the school system.

HealthLine – 811

The Yukon HealthLine is a free, confidential 24-hour service available to anyone in the Yukon. Simply call 811.

Healthy families

Healthy Families is a voluntary program that provides support to families prenatally or at birth and continues until the child is school age. In partnership with Whitehorse Health Center.

Hearing Services

Provides diagnostic audiological evaluations, hearing screenings, hearing aid evaluation and dispensing, hearing aid repairs, and assistive listening devices to the general public (children and adults).

Home care

Yukon Home Care Program delivers health-related services to individuals who have difficulty accessing services in the community due to mobility or health restraints.


There are three hospitals or health facilities in Yukon.

Immunization information

Immunization is the best way to protect yourself and your family members from many of today's diseases.

Infectious diseases

Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC) monitors and controls all infectious diseases of public health significance such as measles, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis, chlamydia, giardiasis and tuberculosis (TB).

Insured Health Benefits

Kickin' Ash Youth Smoking Prevention Resource

The Health Promotion Unit has a new tobacco prevention program called Kickin' Ash and we're looking to pilot it with interested organizations.

Kids Recreation Fund

The purpose of the Kids Recreation Fund (KRF) is to assist children and youth who are unable to actively participate in organized recreation programs because of financial hardship.


How to get married in Yukon, How to order a Yukon marriage certificate, Marriage Commissioner.

Medical treatment travel

The Yukon has a travel for medical treatment program, which is available to help eligible persons with the cost of medically necessary transportation.

Mental Health

Mental Health Services is a community mental health clinic offering assessment, individual and group therapy, supportive counselling and referral services for a wide range of emotional and behavioural problems and mental illnesses. Mental health professionals work to provide assistance in managing depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorders.

Name change
Legally change your name.

Nursing Bursary Program
Support for students (current and past Yukon residents) attending nursing school.

Publications with tips and ideas that encourage good nutrition.

Opening a Family Day Home

If you are caring for children in your home, you may want to be licensed as a family day home.

Organ Donation Program

You can help save lives by choosing to be an organ and tissue donor. Your family may find comfort in the fact that someone can now hope for a better life, thanks to your gift.

Palliative care

The Yukon Palliative Care Program provides end-of- life clinical support and consults to a patient’s primary care team to be able to offer individuals and their family the best possible quality of life.

Pharmacare & Extended Health Care Benefits (for seniors)

The Pharmacare and Extended Health Benefits programs are designed to assist registered senior citizens with the cost of prescription drugs, dental care, eye care, and medical-surgical supplies and equipment.

Pioneer Utility Grant
Heating cost assistance for seniors (65+).

Placement and Support Services (for children)
Information about adoption, foster care, services for children in care, child abuse treatment and child care services.

Pre-School Dental Program

Yukon’s Pre-School Dental Program is for children, newborn to five years of age. It is recommended that your child visit a dental therapist or dentist before their first birthday.

Professional Development Fund

This fund is designed to assist those working in the health and social services fields advance their direct delivery skills so they can provide Yukon people with high quality services.

Quit Smoking

QuitPath - we're here to help you quit smoking.Whether you're considering quitting smoking, or have made the decision to quit smoking already, the help you are looking for is right here!

Reporting Child Abuse

All Yukoners have a responsibility to ensure the protection of children from abuse.

Residential care programs

Respite Care Services are available to provide short-term relief to caregivers looking after a relative or friend at home in the community.

Respite care services
Short-term relief for caregivers.

Seeking Safety group for women

Alcohol and Drug Services and Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre are partnering to offer a Seeking Safety group for women who have experienced trauma and who have trouble with alcohol and drugs.

Senior and elder abuse

Help and Support is Available, call Seniors' Services/Adult Protection Unit (867) 456-3946 Toll-free 1-800-661-0408 (ext. 3946)

Seniors Income Supplement

The Yukon Seniors Income Supplement provides an income supplement of up to $247.53 monthly to low income seniors 65 years and over who are also receiving the federal old age security (OAS) and guaranteed income supplement (GIS).

Sexual health
Information about your sexual health.

Smart Travel Plan

Before you venture outside, it is important to remember to let someone know where you are going, and when you are expected back.

Social Assistance

Yukon Social Assistance is a program that provides financial assistance to people who do not have enough money to live on.

Temporary absence from Yukon

If you are an eligible Yukon resident and you will be away from the territory for more than six months, you will be covered for physician and hospital services only.

Territorial Supplementary Allowance
Assistance for Yukon residents receiving or are eligible to receive social assistance.

Travel Clinics
These clinics are recommended for travellers.

Vaccine information

Immunization is the best way to protect yourself and your family members from many of today's diseases.

Vital Statistics

Information on adoptions, change of name, geneology, and certificates of birth, death, and marriage.

Youth Criminal Justice Act

Youth Criminal Justice Act (for parents)
Tool for parents with a child in the criminal justice system.

Youth Investment Fund
Short term financial support for projects aimed at youth.

Youth justice

Works to prevent or reduce the incidence of youth crime; promote health and well-being of youth and families; deliver safe, secure and culturally sensitive programs in response to youth crime, and promote healthy re-integration of young persons into the community.