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Pediatrics

School Clinics


Outreach Services

The Model Schools Pediatric Health Initiative is an alternative health care delivery model providing health care to children through school based health centres. The program was founded in 2010 to help alleviate health care access barriers and disparities among Toronto’s most vulnerable inner city children. The program now focuses on developmental and mental health care.

There are two SBHCs, one at Sprucecourt Public School and another at Nelson Mandela Park Public School.  Each SBHC serves approximately 20 surrounding inner city schools.


Model School-Based Health Clinic

Team members

Dr. Justine Cohen-Silver Dr. Sloane Freeman Dr. Laurie Green Dr. Ripudaman Minhas
Dr. Justine Cohen-Silver Dr. Sloane Freeman - physician lead Dr. Laurie Green Dr. Ripudaman Minhas
Dr. Shazeen Suleman Dr. Mathilda van den Heuvel Dr. Anne Wormsbecker Jasmina Pilasanovic
Dr. Shazeen Suleman Dr. Mathilda van den Heuvel Dr. Anne Wormsbecker Jasmina Pilasanovic - behavioral therapist
Kaviya Praveen Mamun Rahman Dorjana Vojvoda
Kaviya Praveen – medical clinic coordinator, MSPHI Nelson Mandela Park Mamun Rahman – medical clinic coordinator, Sprucecourt Public School Dorjana Vojvoda – patient navigator