The Environmental Health Clinic (EHC) is a unique multidisciplinary clinic and the only one of its kind in Ontario. It was established in 1996 by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to be a provincial resource in promoting environmental health and to improve health care for people with chronic complex environmentally-linked conditions such as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM) and Environmental Sensitivities, including both Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (ES/MCS) and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.
The Environmental Health Clinic was established to be the clinical part of a joint clinical and research program of Women's College Hospital and the University of Toronto.
The purpose of the clinic is to:
- Educate our clients, the public and health-care professionals about environmental health issues.
- Provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment for clients with complex chronic multisystem conditions such as ES/MCS, ME/CFS and FM and to make recommendations to their treating physicians regarding the management of their ongoing health care needs.
- Gain a better understanding of the health-care needs of those with these chronic complex multisystem conditions through participation in clinical research.
We are currently trying to gather information that will help improve quality of care at the EHC. We’d appreciate if you would complete this anonymous survey. Importantly, this data will also contribute to informing the current Provincial Task Force for Environmental Health before the June 2018 deadline for their next report. Individuals have the opportunity to have their voices heard to shape future care for those with environmental illness. Please see the survey link below:
Women's College Hospital Environmental Health Clinic Quality and Impact of Care Survey
Environmental Health Clinic:
WCH Patient Resources: here is some additional information from our experts at Women's College Hospital that can provide answers to many questions you may have about Environmental Health:
- Environmental Health
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Environmental Sensitivities
- Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity
A physician referral is required. Blood work is required as part of the referral process. Learn more about the referral process.
Care has been taken to ensure that the clinic does not contain substances that give off odorous gases, such as fresh paint, carpeting, tobacco smoke and scented cleaning products.
In consideration of others, please do not wear colognes, perfumes or scented products on your appointment day.
Please fax your referral to the Environmental Health Clinic at 416-323-6130