What is a Community Health Centre?
Community Health Centres (CHCs) are community-governed centres providing high-quality primary care services with health promotion programs, illness prevention programs, and community development initiatives.
As part of this integrated, comprehensive primary health care approach, CHCs support communities and residents to achieve health by addressing “social determinants of health.” These include factors such as income levels, access to shelter/housing, education, language/geographical barriers, and other factors that are known to have a direct impact on health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
CHCs partner with other local agencies and community partners among various community sectors to address the bigger picture of health.
At weCHC, we implement quality initiatives to ensure we are meeting client needs. This includes client satisfaction surveys, participating in the accreditation process, and supporting the Health Quality Ontario Quality Improvement Process (QIP).