Youth Friendly Services in Kazakhstan

Youth Friendly Services (YFS) operate in many parts of the world. Such a service was initiated by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Kazakhstan and National Healthy Lifestyle Centre in 2004 under the name of Youth Friendly Services. Today, youth can obtain medico-psychological, social and legal support at YFS Centres. Young people are free to undergo art-therapy and training courses.

Presently, such centres operate in seven cities of our country – Astana, Almaty, Semey, Taldykorgan, Taraz, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Shymkent.

YFS is using efficient technologies focusing on protection of health, reduction of risky behavior among adolescences, social follow-up and protection of their rights based on the principles of friendliness, accessibility, voluntariness and trust.

The Government of Kazakhstan and local executive authorities backed the initiative, and today, seventeen YFS Centres operate in Astana, Almaty, Taldykorgan, Karaganda, Taraz, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Semey, Shymkent and Uralsk.

Over the last few years YFS have been accumulating some substantial experience of working with adolescents and youth. For the time being, YFS Centres provide adolescents and youth with a full package of services with due account for their age on confidential and non-repayable basis.

At YFS Centres young people can take expert consultations on:
• Prevention of substance abuse
• Prevention of stress and depression
• Reproductive and sexual health
• Family planning
• Prevention of sexually-transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS
• Sensible nutrition
• Mental health
• Prevention of accidents and injuries
• Reduction of cruelty and violence
• Law counseling

Youth and Adolescents are welcome to visit Youth Friendly Services:

Astana, YFS Demeu, 1 Abilaihan ave., ground floor, tel.: +7 (7172) 27 45 12, 27 45 15 
Astana, YFS Zhas tolkyn, 1 Birzhansal str., City hospital No. 3, tel.: +7 (7172) 94 29 17, 38 04 52
Astana, YFS Rayan, 103 str., building 1, City hospital No. 4, tel.: +7 (7172) 32 23 72
Astana, YFS Shuak, 20 Akan Seri str., City hospital No. 5, tel.: +7 (7172) 28 91 70 
Astana, YFS Shanyrak, 193 Abai str., City hospital No. 7, tel.: +7 (7172) 79 36 82
Almaty, 14 Buhar Zhirau ave., Student hospital, tel.: +7 (727) 376–36–64, 376–36–71
Almaty, Aksay microdistrict, building 4, (Momyshuly-Zhubanov intersection), Сity hospital No. 10, tel.: +7 (727) 22 03 27
Almaty, 124 Zhybek Zholy str., Human Reproduction Centre, tel.: +7 (727) 279 02 09, 279 02 12 
Shymkent, 6 Kazybek bi str., Healthy Life Style Centre, tel.: +7 (7252) 53 93 93
Taraz, YFS Zhiger, Zhailau microdistrict, building 19, Regional Healthy Life Style Centre, tel.: +7 (7262) 34 97 32
Semey, YFS Zhas asyl, 27 Baitursynov str., Hospital No. 2, tel.: +7 (7222) 34 14 38, 34 36 40
Semey, YFS Zhas omir, 82 Kabanbai batir str., Hospital No. 5, tel.: +7 (7222) 64 33 71, 64 33 34
Uralsk, YFS Zhalyn, 67 Zhangirkhan str., Medical college, tel. +7 (7112) 52 19 49
Talgykorgan, YFS DOS, 86 Gaukhar anna str., City hospital, block B, 1st floor, tel.: +7 (7282) 24 39 47, 24 77 88
Ust-Kamenogorsk, YFS Nur Saulet, 1 Serikbayev str., tel.: +7 (7232) 76 79 70

For more detailed information please visit:

Healthy Lifestyle Centre

Reproductive Health website