The Victoria Cool Aid Community Health Centre (CHC) provides health services to inner city populations, including those experiencing homelessness and poverty, people with HIV infections, mental health issues, problematic substance use and chronic illnesses. The CHC seeks to be a medical home for this population of Victoria, providing health care that emphasizes low-barrier access to interdisciplinary primary health care services for economically vulnerable clients with complex medical needs and multiple barriers to accessing care.
The CHC’s interdisciplinary health team includes physicians, nurses, counsellors, a nutritionist, psychiatrist, acupuncturist, dentists and dental hygienists; and a pharmacist and pharmacy technician. As a comprehensive health service, the CHC also provides outreach services, a dental clinic and pharmacy. There are currently over 3,700 actively registered patients with the CHC.
The health services of the CHC are effectively linked to the overall work of the Victoria Cool Aid Society which seeks to end homelessness by advocating for and providing emergency shelter, supportive housing, integrated health care and other support services.
For more information, please visit: Victoria Cool Aid Society