Guelph Community Health Centre

Site: Guelph Community Health Centre

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Record #: GCL1474 Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 Last Full Update: 06 Nov 2013
Contact Information
Alternate NameGuelph CHC
Former NameGuelph Community Health Centre and Partners
Office Phone519-821-6638  
Volunteer CoordinatorKaran Mann, Coordinator of Volunteer and Resource Development; 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 and Eramosa Rd
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Description & Services
DescriptionHealth centre focused on family and community health * health professionals assess and treat non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses * referrals to other local health services and personal development groups 
Community-led health teams develop programs to improve the social supports and conditions that affect long-term health 
Services include clinical services, children's programs, childbirth preparation, parent and family support, Ontario Early Years Centre, multicultural outreach services, ID clinic 
Breastfeeding Support - Counselling and peer support for breastfeeding mothers  
Chronic Disease Self-Management - Sessions to learn ongoing self-care * includes 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, the heart, and the lungs * healthy living programs 
Foot Care Clinic - assesses and treats common foot problems * includes basic foot care for both regular and diabetic clients 
Health Outreach For People Who Are Homeless - Supports for people who are homeless, and those at risk of homelessness 
* Cultural interpretation services available on request
Sup. DescriptionPrograms and services 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 
*Other locations: Guelph CHC Shelldale Satellite Office, Guelph CHC OEYC at Stone Road Mall
HoursMain Reception: Mon-Thu 9am - 8pm * Fri 9am - 5pm  
Clinics: Mon 9am-1pm, 2pm-8pm * Tue, Thu 10:30am-1pm, 2pm-8pm * Wed, Fri 9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm 
Ontario Early Years Centre (Downtown) & Stone Road Mall Early Years Centre:  
see OEYC website:
DatesAll year
Areas ServedGuelph
EligibilityVaries by program
ApplicationCall or visit * appointments required for some programs * no referral required
LanguagesEnglish ; Arabic ; Farsi ; Hindi ; Mandarin ; Persian ; Polish ; Punjabi ; Serbo-Croatian ; Spanish ; Urdu ; Vietnamese ; Interpretive Services
FeesNone ; Most medical services covered by OHIP * some fees for other programs
Other Details
Service Level(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 ; Lifestyle/Transition Related Support Groups ~ Cultural/Racial Issues ; Nutrition Education ; Parenting Skills Classes ; Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion ; Podiatry/Foot Care ; Sexuality/Reproductive Health Education ; Street Outreach Programs ; Wellness Programs
SubjectsBreastfeeding ; Day programs ; Depression ; Fitness activities ; Food ; Health services ; Identification cards ; Interpretation ; Literacy ; Nutrition ; Parent and child programs ; Parenting support ; Postnatal care ; Pregnancy ; Prenatal care ; Recreation ; Sudden infant death syndrome ; Support groups ; Women