Black Creek Community Health Centre: Where Everyone Counts and Everyone Matters

What seems like a well-kept secret, Black Creek Community Health Centre (BCCHC) has been in the Jane-Finch neighbourhood for the past 28 years. Many people react with surprise when they learn about the wide range of services offered at the Centre, located along the east side of Sheridan Mall at Jane and Wilson, facing Jane Street, between Walmart and Food Basics.

“I had no idea you were here!”.  “You have cooking classes and exercise classes?”. “Your services are all free?”

Black Creek is just one of close to 100 Community Health Centres in our province.  CHCs are started by people in the community, who recognize that not everyone has easy access to health care services. In fact, many groups face barriers to receiving high quality health care due to language, immigration status, poverty, and race. The CHCs’ approach to health focuses on the person and all of the factors that impact health, not just what health condition they have.

Community Health Centres provide medical care and health promotion services. We offer individual appointments and group programs to help people stay physically and mentally well, active and engaged with their community. We have a variety of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurse practitioners, dietitians, nurses, social workers and kinesiologists that work together in providing the best care to people. And recently we opened a pharmacy.

Six years ago, we opened a second location at Yorkgate Mall, at the northwest corner of Jane and Finch, upstairs beside the Dollarama. This gave us the opportunity to continue to expand our services to youth and families in the wider Jane & Finch community.   

The week of October 16-22 is Community Health and Wellbeing Week, a time to share and celebrate the work of CHCs across Ontario and promote the CHC “Model of Care”. Black Creek will be hosting a number of events at our Sheridan Mall and Yorkgate Mall location and in various community spaces.

For more information:

Call: 416-249-8000 or 416-246-2388

Website: www.bcchc.com

Twitter: @BlackCreekCHC

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Black Creek Community Health Centre: Where Everyone Counts and Everyone Matters
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What seems like a well-kept secret, Black Creek Community Health Centre (BCCHC) has been in the Jane-Finch neighbourhood for the past 28 years. Many people react with surprise when they learn about the wide range of services offered at the Centre, located along the east side of Sheridan Mall at Jane and Wilson, facing Jane Street, between Walmart and Food Basics.
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