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Healthy People, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities


Health is a complete state of physical, mental, social and emotional well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Please click on the read more link to learn more about the health programs and services offered by the Authority.

Social Services

Social Services encourage healthy choices, support mental wellness, protect children and others at risk, and help families and communities to increase wellness.Please click on the read more link to learn more about the social services programs offered by the Authority.
YHSSA invites you to our Annual General Meeting on September 25th at 7:00 p.m.

Exposure to smoke can quickly result in sore eyes, tears, cough and runny nose. If the smoke lasts several days to weeks or is very heavy, more serious lung problems and long-lasting cough may occur. 

Is your child entering Kindergarten this year? The Yellowknife Public Health Unit offers a Kindergarten screening program. The program includes vision and hearing screening, and an assessment of a child’s speech. Immunization against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and polio will also be done if the child is due for this needle. Call Public Health at  920-6570 to book a 1 hour  appointment.