St. Michael’s Hospital

St. Michael's HospitalFamily Practice Unit at 61 Queen St.; St. Lawrence Health Centre; Health Centre at 410; St. James Town Health Centre, Health Centre at 80 Bond; Sumac Creek Health Centre

30 Bond Street,
Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1W8

The Department of Family and Community Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital is a large dynamic and diverse unit comprised of the hospital itself and six affiliated family medicine clinics, all located in Toronto’s downtown core. Our department is strongly committed to the care of the inner city population. In addition to providing care and teaching in all aspects of basic family medicine, our staff has developed expertise in a number of areas in response to the needs of the community we serve. These areas include:

  • HIV primary care
  • Addiction medicine
  • Lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered (LGBT) health
  • Care of people who are homeless or under-housed
  • The poor as well as adolescents
  • New immigrants

Clinical activities in these areas are fully integrated within the day-to-day practice of family medicine. We are now working in a FHT model in close collaboration with professionals from nursing, social work, psychology, chiropractic, dietitians, pharmacist and nurse practitioners. All our sites use the Practice Solutions EMR software.

St Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in 27 academic disciplines. Recognized areas of expertise include the following:

  • Inner city health
  • Critical care and trauma
  • Heart disease
  • Neurosurgery
  • Cancer care
  • Care of the homeless
  • Global health

Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael’s Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Teaching Site Facilities and Demographics:

The Family Practice Unit at 61 Queen Street East, 3rd Floor

  • Diverse patient population of all ages and cultural backgrounds
  • Individuals working in the downtown area including St. Michael’s Hospital employees
  • Patients with complex medical problems
  • Homeless/under-housed individuals
  • Individuals with variety of physical and mental health problems

The St. Lawrence Health Centre at 140 The Esplanade

  • Serves the local community population
  • Diverse patient population of all ages and cultural background
  • Individuals with variety of physical and mental health problems, including common community family practice problems
  • Located within the thriving St. Lawrence Market area

The Health Centre at 410 Sherbourne Street, 4th Floor

  • HIV primary care
  • Addiction medicine, including methadone maintenance therapy
  • Lesbian, gay, transgendered health
  • New immigrants
  • Homeless/under-housed individuals
  • Individuals with variety of physical and mental health problems

St. James Town Health Centre at 410 Sherbourne Street, Ground Floor

  • Diverse patient population of all ages
  • People with diverse cultural backgrounds, new immigrants
  • Some HIV primary care
  • Individuals with addiction
  • People living in high density housing
  • Individuals with variety of physical and mental health problems  

Health Centre at 80 Bond Street

  • Diverse patient population of all ages and cultural backgrounds
  • New immigrants
  • Urban professionals
  • Homeless/under-housed individuals
  • Individuals with variety of physical and mental health problems
  • Houses interprofessional alliances with chiropractic care, dentistry, and Ryerson psychology

Sumac Creek Health Centre at 73 Regent Park Blvd

  • DFCM’s newest clinic, opened in July 2015
  • Diverse and growing patient population, including the priority neighborhoods of Regent Park, Moss Park and St. Jamestown
  • Interprofessional team-based approach to care, including many FHT-wide services
  • Strong orientation to social determinants of health in day-to-day care
  • Co-located with SMH lab, diagnostic imaging and FOCUS mental health services

St. Michael’s Hospital is a tertiary care teaching hospital. The hospital shares its neighbourhood with both the wealthy financial and cultural districts of Toronto and some of the poorest areas of the city. It offers a wide range of specialty and subspecialty services both in the inpatient and ambulatory settings.

Interim Chief of Family Medicine
Dr. Karen Weyman

 

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