Women’s Health In Women’s Hands Community Health Centre is committed to providing holistic health services to racialized women in the GTA. Primary health care is essential health care made universally accessible to individuals and families in the community by means acceptable to them, through their full participation and at a cost that the community and country can afford. It involves managing health care concerns within the broader social determinants of health. Our clinical team at WHIWH is a multidisciplinary team that consists of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Chiropodists, Nurses, Dietitians, Mental Health Therapists, and Social Workers. All work as a team to ensure clients get the best care possible. We customize our programs and services to meet individual needs of clients we serve. In our service provision, we attempt to provide all available information, education and support to allow women to make informed choices regarding all aspects of their health and health care, and to promote health and well being. Clients are also encouraged to be very involved and advocate for their health care needs.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Please note that ongoing program are for registered clients. For more information please call us at: 416-593-7655.
All services provided by staff at Women’s Health in Women’s Hands CHC with the exception of birth control and orthotics are free of charge.
- Diabetes Education: We provide a safe inclusive environment where women who have developed or at risk of developing diabetes can be supported and encouraged to make their health a priority. Our Diabetes Education Team can teach you about diabetes prevention, management and care through individual counselling sessions and group classes led by the Diabetes Nurse Educator and/or the Dietitians.
- Mental Health:We offer fifteen-week individual counselling and group therapy that employs a feminist, woman-centered approach that focuses on strengths, capabilities, resources and acknowledges experiences of oppression based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation/identities, (disability, age and spiritual or religious affiliation. We seek to support women to implement changes in their social and physical environment, to develop a significant social support system, to form constructive relationships with others, and to gain more control over their own lives. Our staff also provides information, advocacy and appropriate referrals.
- Pre/Post Natal link:We offer interdisciplinary classes to prepare you for the birth of your new child and to help you provide the best possible beginning for your baby including practical tips for healthy birthing, labour and delivery, relaxation, exercise, nutrition, baby care, baby blues and breast feeding.
- HIV/AIDS: Our multidisciplinary holistic approach to HIV/AIDS links education, prevention, treatment, support care and advocacy to policy and research as a continuum framed with the determinants of health. Our services are inclusive of the many factors that contribute to risk ranging from individual behaviours to community and systemic issues. We provide HIV prevention, awareness education, anonymous testing, clinical care and health promotion and skills development for HIV Positive women.
- Food Access: In partnership with the Daily Bread Food Bank, we offer short-term relief to clients who have limited access and availability of food through our emergency food cupboard program, Chakula Bora. We also distribute recipes and information culturally appropriate healthy eating. As an ongoing activity strategy, we raise awareness on the issues of food security and its impact on community health.