Telus has launched a mobile health clinic in partnership with Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (CHC) and University Health Network’s (UHN) Social Medicine Program.
The Parkdale Queen West mobile health clinic, a specially-equipped clinic on wheels, will provide essential primary health services to underserved people in Toronto’s mid-west region.
The clinic will also enable COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts at homeless shelters. It is divided into two main areas: one for patient reception and mental health care and a second private area with an examination table and workstation.
“As we continue to navigate the global pandemic, today’s expansion of our Health for Good program will enable us to care for our most marginalized citizens,” said Telus CEO Darren Entwistle, in a press release.
The mobile clinic is equipped with Telus Health’s electronic medical record technology, which will enable staff to collect and store health data, examine results over time and provide better continuity of care.
Telus and its partners hope that this clinic will help to improve the health of individuals who live in at-risk communities. It’s worth noting that Telus has launched mobile health clinics in several other cities, including Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and Mississauga.