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About

What is the Barrie Community Health Centre?

The Barrie Community Health Centre (BCHC) is a publicly funded resource that offers community-focused health promotion, illness prevention and primary health care services, encouraging personal responsibility for one’s own health and that of the community.


Our Team Includes:

Community Health Workers, Health Promoters, Nurses, Support Staff, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Physicians, Physiotherapists, Registered Dietitians, Diabetes Educators, Midwives, and You

Community Health Centres (CHCs) are non-profit organizations funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care/Local Health Integration Network that provide primary health and health promotion programs for individuals, families and communities. A health centre is established and governed by an elected board of directors.

CHCs work with individuals, families and communities to strengthen their capacity to take more responsibility for their health and well being. They provide education and advice on helping families access the resources they need from other community agencies. CHCs work together with others on health promotion initiatives within schools, in housing developments, and in the workplace.

The BCHC has now completed the annual Strategic Planning refresh with the Board endorsing the continued focus on the 2014-2017 strategic themes through to 2020.

Our vision:
A healthy and engaged community 

Our mission:
BCHC “encourages personal responsibility for one’s own health and that of the community through health promotion, illness prevention, chronic disease management and integrated primary health care” 

Milestones Community Health Centre:
A Major Step forward in Health Care

 

March 7, 1986 – First meeting of the Citizens’ Committee on Community Health.

March 26, 1986 – Public meeting addressed by Dr. Doug Sider of the Parkdale Community Health Centre, Toronto.

April 3, 1986 – At the Ontario Medical Association panel the chairman of the Citizens’ Committee on Community Health was an invited participant along with representatives of the OMA, the government, Progressive Conservatives and the Nurses’ Association.

As a Client of the BCHC, you have the right to:

  • Be treated in a kind and respectful manner
  • Receive care without discrimination as to race, age, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation or national origin
  • Be informed about all available services (see our website bchc.ca or BCHC Program Guide)
  • Expect that all information about your care and services provided will be kept private according to the law. Information gathered from you throughout the course of your care or involvement with the Centre will be subject to the rules of confidentiality as well as the Privacy Code (see Awareness of and agreement to Confidentiality Policy, Limits to Confidentiality Policy and Privacy Code).
  • Be given information in a way you understand. If you visit for the purpose of receiving clinical attention, you have a right to understand the types of care provided before you receive care.
  • Consent to assessment and treatment based on information about the care including the pros and cons as well as associated costs.

POLICY STATEMENT:

The Barrie Community Health Centre (BCHC) expects its employees, volunteers, students, contractors, consultants and board members to demonstrate ethical, responsible, respectful and lawful conduct.  All employees, volunteers, students, contractors and consultants are expected to conduct business related to BCHC in an environment free from discrimination and harassment.

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