The Centre de santé communautaire CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre (CSC CHIGAMIK CHC) is a nonprofit, community-governed, primary health care organization.
CSC CHIGAMIK CHC is part of the growing and vibrant network of Ontario’s CHCs. With more than seventy (70) across the province, gaining momentum over the past thirty (30) years, the CHC Model of Care is proven to build healthy communities. Each CHC is as unique as the communities it serves and ours is too!
As a CHC, we provide a combination of primary care, health promotion programs and community development initiatives that are culturally-relevant, holistic as well as available in English and French. Using interprofessional teams of health providers, our programs and services are considered and planned from a holistic perspective, connecting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being in an interconnected circle. The CSC CHIGAMIK CHC team includes Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Health Promoters, Mental Health & Addictions Counselors, Dietitians, Registered Nurses, Community Health Workers, Administrators and Management among others. Together, we play a central role in our clients’ and communities’ healing journey in a respectful, nurturing and inclusive environment.
Based on our belief that everyone has the right to accessible health care, our programs and services are available to those who experience barriers to care. Such barriers may include poverty, homelessness, language or culture as well as complex chronic health conditions including mental health and addictions. Our CHC, and all others, focus on the social determinants of health (SDOH) to develop and provide programs as well as services. Examples of SDOH include income, education, housing, employment, food, recreation and social supports. Our interprofessional teams respond to people’s individual health issues and also create programs and services that reduce social and environmental problems harming health. Everything we do is carefully tailored to respond to the diverse needs of the communities we serve.
What’s more, we provide a very integrated model of care by working in partnership with other social service, mental health and addiction agencies as well as other community-based organizations.
Core funding for our primary health care services are provided by the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network (NSM LHIN) on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.