At Unison Health and Community Services, we believe in a client-centered, multi-disciplinary approach to primary health care. This means that our clients are at the centre of any planning and decision making about their treatment and/or care. Our team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, case coordinators, dietitians and chiropodists work closely together. They provide the best information and guidance to our clients and support them in the decisions they make about their health care. The care provided is confidential and respectful of cultural diversity. The primary health care team encourages clients to make use of the health promotion programs both here at Unison and in the community.
Primary health care refers to basic, everyday health care. Primary health care could be visiting the family doctor, nurse or nurse practitioner, talking to a dietitian or a pharmacist, or getting education on things like diabetes. It also can involve counselling and care coordination. It is usually your first encounter with a health care provider when you need care or advice.
Primary health care is about:
All of our programmes and services are free. You do not need a health card to use them. If you do not have a health card, tell us and we may be able to help you get one. Do not allow anyone else to use your health card number. Also, do not use anyone else's health card number. Our clinical team members have to report any misuse of cards.
You can get a professional interpreter if you do not speak or understand English very well. It is important that you let us know if you need an interpreter because we need time to arrange for this service. It is best to ask for an interpreter when you make an appointment to see one of the clinical team members. This service is free to health centre clients but it is very important to keep an appointment when an interpreter has been booked.
Lawrence Heights site: 416-787-1661
Keele-Rogers site: 416- 653-5400
Bathurst-Finch site: 647- 436-0385
Jane-Trethewey site: 416-645-7575