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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

FHC provides comprehensive health services, programs and support to improve the well-being of all in our communities by working together with individuals, families, communities and organizations.

Vision Statement

Strong Healthy Communities

Value Statement

HEALTH EQUITY: FHC works to address unjust health outcomes by providing accessible services to vulnerable populations and advocating for policies that address the social determinants of health in a fair and equitable manner.

INCLUSION: FHC embraces diversity in our communities and promotes respect, equity and a sense of belonging in our work environment and in provision of programs and services through an Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression (ARAO) framework.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: FHC engages our clients, partners and community stakeholders to identify health needs, support strong communities and provide comprehensive, responsive programs and services.

ACCOUNTABILITY & TRANSPARENCY: We are accountable to our stakeholders, including the people we serve. We deliver effective services with the optimal use of our human and financial resources and report our actions and results.

EXCELLENCE: FHC provides quality interdisciplinary programs and services by continuous measurement and improvement, fostering a culture of innovation and learning.

COLLABORATION & PARTNERSHIP: FHC supports community development and community capacity building to advance community leadership and resiliency. We participate in teaching and other activities in partnership with the academic community.

 

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.