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Medical clinic for newly arrived Syrian refugees is now open

October 26, 2015

Syrian refugees

A group of medical centres, affiliated with the University of Toronto and with the association of community health centres have developed clinics to serve newly-arrived Syrian refugees at various sites across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). This includes Women’s College Hospital’s (WCH) Crossroads clinic. The clinics are staffed by physicians and health care professionals with expertise in refugee care who offer initial assessment and comprehensive medical services.

This initiative is spearheaded by Women’s College Hospital in partnership with St. Michael’s Hospital, Queen West-Central Toronto Community Health Centre and Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services, who developed a plan to deal with the anticipated surge of Syrian refugees arriving in Toronto. The clinic will begin the process of integrating people into the Canadian healthcare system, and after a few months, transition patients to primary care within their own community.

All refugees, regardless of whether they have health complaints, should be connected with a primary care physician. Appointments are encouraged for any Syrian refugee that has recently arrived or will be arriving in Toronto.

For more information including clinic locations and booking an appointment, visit the Syrian Refugee Medical Clinic page.

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