New Health Service Centre, in Regent Park, to offer Primary Care and Mental Health Services
July 9, 2015 – Toronto, ON
Ontario is investing up to $13.1 million in the new Sumac Creek Health Services Centre, which will offer primary care and mental health services for patients in the Regent Park, Moss Park and St. James Town communities in Toronto.
The new clinic, which is part of the existing St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team, will begin seeing patients on July 13th. It will provide:
- Primary care and mental health services offered by 17 new interdisciplinary health care providers, including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists and other health service providers
- A Flexible Outreach Community Urban Support mental health program for 190 clients with complex physical and mental health conditions and addictions, the program will operate seven days a week with on-call support 24-hours a day
- More on-site services, including laboratories for blood and urine tests, diagnostic imaging, physiotherapy and chiropody
- A house call program with same day or next day service
- Community-based programs for chronic disease management, health promotion and disease prevention, which will be offered in collaboration with other health and social service agencies.
Ontario’s long-term infrastructure plan is helping to connect regions, develop new economic opportunities and improve quality of life for Ontarians by supporting critical infrastructure projects in cities, towns, and rural and remote communities all across the province.
Improving access to health care closer to home is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people’s talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.
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