The Phototherapy Education and Research Centre (PERC) is a treatment centre for diseases of the skin that improve with light and systemic therapies. Our team consists of nurses, dermatologists and an administrative co-ordinator. Our team fosters a friendly and caring environment.
Psoriasis comprises 85 per cent of all of PERC’s cases; the remaining 15 per cent of patients are treated for Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL). Other photo-response diseases are also treated on a smaller scale.
Patient education is a major focus. We are the only centre of its kind in Ontario offering both treatment and education. About 33,000 patients visit per year and benefit from our clinic's expertise.
We offer specialized patient education about photoresponsive diseases and helping patients manage such conditions. These include:
Patients must be referred to the clinic by a dermatologist or oncologist. If you require a dermatologist, have your family physician make a referral to the Dermatology Centre..
As the research arm of the dermatology program, we conduct and foster academic and industry-sponsored research, including:
Affiliated with the University of Toronto, we provide academic teaching for students including medical students, residents, fellows, nursing and pharmacists. As the provincial leader in psoriasis, phototherapy and CTCL, we are committed to the training of pharmaceutical representatives, physicians, nurses, physiotherapists and pharmacists.
We customize one-to-one patient education. Educational materials include:
Women's College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2
Hours of Service
Monday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Thursday: 7:15 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Closed daily for lunch from 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The hospital is fully accessible. All clinics have wheelchair accessible washrooms.
Please note: The clinic's hours of service changed January 5, 2015.