Youth and Seniors

Clinics

The Department of Health welcomes all teens for free, confidential help and advice on:

Dental Health - Call 278-6440 for an appointment

Healthy Schools - Call 278-6502 to get your school involved!

Maternal Health and Family Planning (Women’s Clinic) - Call 278-6441 or 278-6475

Nutrition - Call 278-6467 or 278-6468 or 278-6469 for an appointment

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy - Call 278-6428 for an appointment

Pregnancy - Upstairs at Hamilton Health Centre or call 278-6411

Sexual Health - Upstairs at Hamilton Health Centre or call 278-6442 or 278-6487

Speech Language - Call 278-6429 for an appointment

Teen Health - Ground floor at Hamilton Health Centre, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or call 278-6460 or 278-6461

Other Helping Agencies

Bermuda Youth Counseling Services – Call 296-7548
A confidential Youth Addictions Outpatient Treatment Programme where skilled staff assists youth and families with problems caused by experimenting with tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
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Child and Adolescents Services – Call 239-6344
Emotional health

Teen Services – Call 292-4598
This organization not only focuses on pregnant teens and young mothers, but also caters to the needs of young men and acknowledges the achievements of youth throughout the island.
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Career Resources

Scholarships

The Dr. Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarship is provided by the Ministry of Health to assist Bermudians with a proven need and seeking careers or professional development in public health. Scholarships may be offered for study in nursing, occupational therapy, speech therapy, maternal care, dental hygiene, dentistry, psychiatry, drug counseling, social work, occupational safety and health, environmental health, health education and medical studies.
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The Bermuda Hospital Board Scholarship is awarded to a Bermudian who has completed two years of college or university education and intend to work in the healthcare industry.
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The Dr. James A.C. King Medical Scholarship is awarded on a bi-annual basis to a Bermudian student who is within two years of completing an accredited medical degree programme.
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For a comprehensive resource of Bermuda scholarships Click Here

Bermuda College - View Website
Summer Employment Programme (SEP) – the SEP is one of many programmes developed by Department of Labour & Training. SEP provides a variety of summer positions with in the Government of Bermuda Public Service.
For more information Click Here

Bermuda Surveys/Reports on Youth

Communities that Care Youth Survey (2003) – Section 3: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use

Health Survey of Adults & Children in Bermuda (2006) - Click here

Teen Wellness Survey 2001 - Click here

Useful links

  • For health advice and information see the NHS Self-help guide - Click here
  • A site created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face - Click here
  • For help identifying appropriate support programmes and services in Bermuda see the Directory of Services. It lists non-profit, registered charities and Government agencies in Bermuda. Click below:
Directory of Services

SENIORS

Seniors’ Health & Wellness Clinics

The Seniors Wellness Clinics provide seniors with services that promote healthy behaviours and lifestyles that help to maintain and to improve health, quality of life and independence. Services offered include:

  • blood pressure screening and monitoring
  • blood sugar screening
  • nutrition assessment and counselling
  • home safety and functional assessments of activities for daily living
  • adult immunizations
  • prevention guidance in the areas of aging, safety, medication, falls and chronic illnesses

Hours: 2pm -4pm
Phone: 292-7802
Location:
St. George’s Clinic – First week of the month- Tues.
Victoria Street Clinic, Hamilton – Second week of the month- Wed.
Somerset Clinic – Third week of the month- Tues.
Victoria Street Clinic, Hamilton – Fourth week of the month- Wed.

Other Helping Agencies

The National Office for Seniors & the Physically Challenged – Call 292-7802
This is a government office providing services especially for seniors and physically challenged individuals. Services include:

  • Assessment and evaluation for care, services and programmes
  • Referral for treatment and rehabilitation services
  • Counseling for seniors with health and social economic problems
  • Placement in residential care homes following geriatric assessment
  • Enforcement of regulations for residential care homes
  • Promotion and public awareness

Future Care

FutureCare is an affordable health insurance option for seniors. FutureCare offers a comprehensive package that provides the benefits that seniors need most. The Supplemental Benefits of FutureCare are:

  • General Practitioner
  • Visits to Chiropodist
  • Basic Dental
  • Eye Examination
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Kidney Transplant not exceeding approved amount
  • Overseas Emergency Care

For further information on FutureCare or HIP please call 295-9210 or visit the Health Insurance Department web site - Click here

Bermuda Surveys/Reports on Seniors

Aging in Bermuda: Meeting the Needs of Seniors (2004)

Aging Trends: Report on the Seniors’ Test for Aging Trends and Services for Age Concern

The Changing Face of Bermuda’s Seniors (2005)