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Community Health Centre

About this Program

We have three community health centres (CHCs) located across Scarborough. Our CHCs are staffed by doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, dietitians, chiropodists (foot care specialists), and medical secretaries. Together, they provide medical care and health-related services such as check-ups, immunizations, diabetic foot care, nutrition counselling, social support services, and harm reduction (free condom program, needle exchange, point of care HIV testing). The team sees clients who experience a one-time episode of illness or injury (ex: having a sore throat, spraining an ankle) and clients who require ongoing care such as treatment for chronic health conditions (ex: diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure).

We are accepting new clients!

At SCHC we believe in a client-centered approach to primary health care. This means that our interdisciplinary team of health care professionals works with clients to ensure they are actively involved in the planning and decision-making about their care.

In order to remove barriers to accessing high-quality health care, the team will see clients with or without a health card. We understand the importance of culturally sensitive care and work to ensure our clients’ preferences are respected.

If you are in need of a translation service please let us know ahead of time and this service will be provided free of cost. 

We are not a walk-in clinic, thus all visits require booking an appointment. Our goal is to be a permanent health care “hub” for our clients so that they feel less need to use walk-in clinics or local emergency departments. As a Community Health Centre all services provided are free of cost, we provide service to clients with OHIP, Interim Federal Health (IFH), and clients with no status.

Primary Health Care involves the following:

  • Managing chronic health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes etc.
  • Health Promotion (Preventing clients from becoming ill or injured)
  • Treating acute (sudden onset) or episodic illness
  • Referrals to/coordination with other health care professionals (such as hospitals and specialist care)
  • Immunizations for children and adults
  • Prenatal Care
  • Counselling and Support Services

Services

Medical Services: Our team of Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, and Nurses work together to provide you with the best possible care. Services include periodic health exams, well-baby visits, sexual health screening services, and smoking cessation.

Chiropody (Foot Care): Our registered chiropodist provides comprehensive foot and leg care services. These services are offered to seniors, people with disabilities, adults, and children who have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, dermatological problems, or other foot care needs.

Counselling: Our counsellors assist clients, families and the community by strengthening coping skills and finding effective solutions to individual sources of stress or problems. Our counsellors help clients to address mental health issues that include depression, anxiety, addictions, current and/or historical abuse/trauma, family conflict, adjustment, loss, grief, and more.


If you live in Scarborough and are looking for one of the health care professionals listed above, please call us to book an appointment. Please note that services are not available to individuals in Canada on Visitors’ VISA,  Student VISA or Super VISA.

Contact Us

Medical Secretary

Phone:

Markham Site: (416)-847-4101
Ellesmere: (416)-297-7490
Eglinton Site: (416)-640-7391

Fax:

Markham Site: (416)-284-1964
Ellesmere: (416)-297-5371
Eglinton Site: (416)-261-1896

Book Your Follow-Up Footcare Appointment

Locations

Hours

Our Hours of operation vary by site:

629 Markham Road Unit 2

Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 9am-5pm; Thursday 9am-8pm

520 Ellesmere Road, Suite 303

Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Friday 9am-5pm; Wednesday 9am-8pm

2660 Eglinton Ave East

Monday & Thursday-Friday 9am-5pm; Tuesday-Wednesday 8:30am-8pm

Other Information:

Specializing in immigrant and refugee care

LGBTQ2 safe space 

Physician specializing in development disabilities on site