Services offered within the CHC

  • Primary Health Care services for all clients.
  • TB Screening/Mantoux testing to screen for Tuberculosis.
  • Testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI)
  • Interventions including dressing changes; wound care and foot care.
  • Injections - routine injections that may have been previously ordered by family physicians, e.g., B12; birth control, Depo Provera and immunizations that are publicly funded including vaccine against influenza and pertussis.
  • Counselling services - mental health counselling; addiction counselling; safer sex and harm reduction counselling; help with obtaining necessary legal documents such as public health cards, social insurance cards, birth certificates, or medicare cards; help with finding housing; counselling concerning work related issues.
  • Referrals from partner agencies eg. Homeless shelters
  • Services that improve basic hygiene - provision of daily showers; provision of laundry services; clothing bank on premises; and modest supply of toiletries available.
  • Therapeutic massage - provided one day a week for all persons (clients and non-clients) who wish to make an appointment.
  • Health screening and education - for each and every service that is provided there is a corresponding educational component. Care is provided from a client centered perspective that promotes self care. This strategy only can be successful if the client has the knowledge needed to make informed decisions and if that knowledge is made relevant to the context in which the client lives. For example if the health education concerns nutrition, it has to be based on what the client can afford to buy for food and how it can be prepared.
  • Self referral for persons who experience limited access to the health care system. Individuals who present to the CHC without an appointment will be assessed by a nurse to determined what treatment of referral is necessary.
  • New programming is based on the needs of the community being served.