Guelph Community Health Centre

Site: Guelph- Downtown Location

Service: Family and Community Health Services

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Record #: GCL1474 Last Modified: 19 May 2015 Last Full Update: 20 Jan 2015
Contact Information
Alternate NameGuelph CHC
Former NameGuelph Community Health Centre and Partners
Office Phone519-821-6638 
Volunteer CoordinatorHannah Senitt, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources; Phone: 519-821-6638 ext 326; Email:
Primary ExecutiveDavid Thornley, Executive Director; Email:
Site LocationGuelph-Downtown
Located In CommunityGuelph
Address & Map
176 Wyndham St N
Guelph, ON N1H 8N9
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IntersectionWyndham St N and Eramosa Rd
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service)Health centre focused on family and community health. Health professionals assess and treat non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses and make referrals to other local health services and personal development groups. 
* community-led health teams develop programs to improve social supports and conditions that affect long-term health 
* services include clinical services, children's programs, childbirth preparation, parent and family support, multicultural outreach services, ID clinic 
* breastfeeding support - counselling and peer support for breastfeeding mothers  
* chronic disease self-management - sessions to learn ongoing self-care (information about coping, health guidelines, medication usage, working with health professionals and informed treatment decisions) 
* clinical dietitian - nutritional information and education; one-on-one, couple, family or group sessions for people with food and health-related concerns 
* fitness and recreation - exercise to strengthen muscles, heart, lungs and healthy living programs 
* foot care clinic - assesses and treats common foot problems, including basic foot care for diabetic and non-diabetic clients 
* health outreach for people who are homeless - supports for people who are homeless and at risk of homelessness 
**Cultural interpretation services available on request**
Sup. DescriptionOther locations: Shelldale Satellite Clinic, Stone Road Mall Early Years Satellite 
Programs and services are delivered with a focus on individuals who experience unstable housing or homelessness * low income * recent immigration and language barriers * moderate to severe mental health challenges, addictions * moderate to severe disabilities * limited or no access to primary care * at-risk circumstances and social exclusion 
**Warm Connections Program: Wed 10 am-12 noon, Guelph CHC Downtown, Lower Level, Atrium - coffee or tea and light snack * access to hot shower * opportunity to visit ID Clinic * connection with Specialized Outreach Services team member * access to winter survival kits, winter boots and running shoes when available**
HoursMain Reception: Mon-Thu 9 am-8 pm * Fri 9 am-5 pm  
Downtown Clinic: Mon 9 am-1 pm, 2 pm-8 pm * Tue, Thu 10:30 am-1 pm, 2 pm-8 pm * Wed, Fri 9 am-1 pm, 2 pm-5 pm 
Children's programming (Guelph CHC Downtown) and Ontario Early Years Centre (Stone Road Mall): to access a printable guide that lists current program hours, see 
Areas ServedGuelph
EligibilityVaries by program
ApplicationCall or visit * appointments required for some programs * no referral required
LanguagesEnglish ; Arabic ; Farsi ; Hindi ; Mandarin ; Polish ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Urdu ; Vietnamese ; Interpretive Services ; Persian ; Serbo-Croatian
FeesNone ; Most medical services covered by OHIP * some fees for other programs
Other Details
Legal Status(50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
EstablishedIncorporated in 1987
FundingProvincial - through the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Print MaterialAvailable in multiple languages (including Farsi, Vietnamese, Chinese Traditional, Spanish, Uzbek, Urdu)
Service CategoriesBreastfeeding Support Programs ; Childbirth Education ; Chronic Disease Self Management Programs ; Community Health Centres ; Family Support Centres/Outreach ; General Expectant/New Parent Assistance Programs ; General Health Education Programs ; Immigrant/Refugee Support Groups ; Nutrition Education ; Parenting Skills Classes ; Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion ; Podiatry/Foot Care ; Street Outreach Programs ; Wellness Programs