Community Health Centres (CHCs) offer non-emergency health-care and health promotion programs to individuals, families, and people not covered by OHIP (the Ontario Health Insurance Plan). The staff includes doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, social workers, and other kinds of health providers. Community Health Centres often offer culturally-adapted programs for the needs of their communities. A Community Health Centre is a good choice for people without a health-care provider, newcomers to Canada, or people without Ontario health insurance.
Community Health Centres are also mandated to provide services to people residing in Ontario who do not have Ontario Health Insurance coverage and who are considered a priority population for the purposes of Community Health Centre services. This population faces a significant barrier to accessing appropriate primary care.
The information listed below was provided by 211 Community Connection.