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Together, focusing on healthy communities

About FHC

Flemingdon Health Centre (FHC) is a registered charity and an incorporated not-for-profit Community Health Centre (CHC). We provide a range of health related services based on the social determinants of health and community engagement models. We are primarily funded through the Ministry of Health/Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC-LHIN).

Along with the provision of family medicine, FHC also focuses on the factors that affect our community’s health. Our programs and services emphasize community involvement, health promotion and disease prevention. Together with those we serve, we address identified issues, such as poverty, employment, food security, isolation and newcomer support. We also work in close partnership with other agencies and organizations to ensure efficient service delivery.

When the health centre opened its doors in 1972 it was a satellite clinic of Sunnybrook Hospital. FHC was incorporated as a CHC in 1975, however we began our long-standing tradition as a teaching centre in 1972. We are affiliated with the University of Toronto through the Department of Family and Community Medicine. We also receive students in various disciplines from other universities and community colleges.

Mission Statement

Focusing on the factors that affect health, Flemingdon Health Centre works with our clients and the diverse community to meet their primary health care needs. Committed to health promotion and illness prevention, we enable social action initiatives and community development. Through our affiliation with the academic community, we participate in teaching and other academic activities.

Vision Statement

Our community will have fair and unbiased access to the resources they require to enjoy good health.

Value Statement

The values of Flemingdon Health Centre are consistent with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization’s (WHO) Declaration of Montevideo. Representatives from all WHO member countries met in Montevideo, South America and reaffirmed the importance of equity and the right of every human being to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition. The Declaration came into effect September 2005.

We value:

  1. the delivery of high quality interdisciplinary primary health care
  2. the importance of factors affecting health such as employment, adequate housing, education, food security and social support
  3. fair and unbiased access to programs and services
  4. and respect the diversity of our clients and community
  5. collaboration with our community and external partners
  6. the contribution of our community, board, staff and volunteers in achieving our mission and vision
  7. good stewardship of our financial and human resources
  8. the acquisition, sharing and use of knowledge and skills

What We Offer

At FHC we are responsive to the diverse needs of our community and are constantly striving to make our services more accessible:

  • primary health care includes access to physicians and nurses
  • individual and family counseling, referrals, and facilitation of support groups through our social workers
  • nutrition counseling for individuals and group through our dietitians and a variety of healthy cooking and exercise programs
  • foot care provided by our chiropodists
  • support programs and initiatives for seniors, women, youth and newcomers offered by our Health Promotion team.
  • our Don Mills Diabetes Education Program addresses issues of prevention and management of diabetes
  • our South Asian Diabetes Prevention Program is a screening program for diabetes
  • our Resource Access offers community residents free access to computers, printers, fax and photocopier and also houses a small library of health related resources

Accessibility

At FHC we are responsive to the diverse needs of our community and are constantly striving to make our services more accessible. A number of our staff come from a variety of cultures and are fluent in several different languages.  When required, interpretation services can be provided to our clients and program participants. Many of resources are also translated into various languages.

By Appointment Only

To access our primary care or other health care services, clients must call to make an appointment in advance. Community residents wanting to become clients may contact our Intake Office where staff will explain our process.  Please note that FHC does not offer emergency or walk-in services. However when reached by phone, our staff can offer advice as well as information about the nearest emergency facilities.