GNWT HSS

Services for Children and Youth

Kindergarten Screening 

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.  If you have moved from a different province or territory additional vaccines may be due. For more information and to book an appointment, contact the Yellowknife Public Health Unit. To see the NWT Routine Immunization schedule please view the Department of Health and Social Services website.

School Health

Immunizations are provided to students in the schools in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilo. An example would be the grade nine tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis immunization or the grade five Human Papillomavirus vaccine (HPV).  If you are unsure of your child’s immunization status please contact the Yellowknife Public Health Unit. Other services in the school include one on one health education and health promotion activities.  Education provided may include sexual health. A resource that is helpful on sexual health is RespectYourself.ca.  We also provide information to parents on various topics such as head lice