Learn about the home care program

This territory-wide service works closely with other government departments, First Nations governments, medical facilities and community partners.  

The program provides:

  • acute;
  • chronic;
  • palliative;
  • rehabilitation services; and
  • respite care.

Services are based on an individual’s assessed needs.

Services in Whitehorse

Whitehorse services include:

  • care coordination;
  • social work;
  • home support;
  • occupational therapy;
  • physiotherapy;
  • nursing; and
  • speech-language pathology.

Services in communities

Community services include:

  • care coordination;
  • regional home support workers;
  • community-based nursing; and 
  • regional therapy services (physiotherapy, occupational therapy or speech-language pathology).

Eligibility to access this service

Yukoners of all ages are eligible if they:

  • have an assessed need for home care; and
  • have, or have applied for, the Yukon Health Care Insurance Plan.

Access this service

  1. You may refer yourself for home care services or have someone phone on your behalf.
  2. Phone the numbers below to arrange an assessment:
    • Whitehorse: 867-667-5774
      • Carcross/Tagish
      • Carmacks
      • Faro
      • Mayo
      • Old Crow
      • Pelly Crossing
      • Ross River
      • Teslin
    • Dawson City: 867-993-5029.
    • Haines Junction: 867-634-7510
      • Haines Junction
      • Champagne
      • Burwash Landing
      • Destruction Bay
      • Beaver Creek
    • Watson Lake: 867-536-5256.
  3. Home care staff will fill out a referral form with you over the phone.
  4. Home care staff will arrange a visit to discuss your referral and assess your needs.

For questions about the Home Care Program, phone 867-667-5774, or toll-free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5774.