Programs & Focus Areas
Inner City Health Program
The streets of downtown Toronto are a living laboratory for the inner city health program. Through our integrated approach to community health, we combine medical, psychological and other types of care, and often coordinate with local partners. We serve a population as diverse as the multicultural communities who live and work every day in the heart of our ever-evolving city.
We are the only program of our kind in Canada, with a clear definition, a research component and a structure for community input. Our services provide care for HIV/AIDS patients, people with severe and persistent mental illnesses, people with hemophilia and cystic fibrosis, seniors, women, children and many more. We assist women at risk, offer special facilities for the treatment of children and provide the homeless with a warm, safe place to recover after treatment in the emergency department.
We are also committed to excellence in education and research. Medical
students from the University of Toronto learn first-hand about the
challenges of health in the inner city, and both students and distinguished
professionals conduct research to track, analyse and produce a better
understanding of how to prevent and solve inner city health issues.
List of Inner City Health Programs
Community Health Centres
General Internal Medicine
Mental Health Services
Services for Seniors
The inner city health program recognizes the diversity of peoples
and communities with which it engages. For more information, see
our statement on diversity.