Kingston Community Health Centres

Site: Kingston - Wellington St

Service: Street Health Centre

Contact Information
Office Phone 613-549-1440 * pager for outreach only 613-548-9901
E-Mail info@streethealth.kchc.ca
Website www.kchc.ca
Primary Contact Violet Acevedo, Operations Coordinator; Phone: 613-549-1440 ext 6108; Email: violeta@streethealth.kchc.ca
Primary Executive Strafford Murphy, Director; Email: staffordm@kchc.ca
Alternate Executive Alice Howarth, Program Manager; Phone: 613-549-1440 ext 6115
Address & Map
235 Wellington St
Kingston, ON K7K 0B5
 
Google Map
Accessibility Partially Accessible - street level, wheelchair lift
Description & Services
Description (Service) A multi-service, inner-city community health centre * provides a range of prevention, treatment, support and primary care services including: needle exchange, methadone treatment, counselling, primary and psychiatric care, treatment for hepatitis C, peer support and outreach * satellite office of North Kingston Community Health Centre * mandate is to reduce the burden of illness resulting from the use of and dependence on drugs
Sup. Description Street Health Centre (SHC) is an inner-city health partnership providing care, prevention and treatment services to hard-to-reach and high-risk priority populations. 
 
Needle exchange -- Individuals using injection drugs can access clean, free, sterile equipment at SHC (and through outreach services) everyday, all year long. 
 
Methadone maintenance clinic (MMT) -- for opioid dependent individuals. Methadone is a form of oral substitution treatment which provides a safe, legal maintenance routine which when combined with counselling and other medical care, dramatically improves the health status and quality of life of the individual. 
 
Primary care is provided at Street Health by a team of registered nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians. Individuals who do not have a family physician can access primary care services (health assessments, treatment for acute health problems and routine care management) on both an appointment and walk-in basis.
Hours Clinic Mon-Thu 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm * Fri 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Frontenac County ; Kingston ; Lennox and Addington County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Priority populations include injection drug users, homeless individuals and people involved in the sex trade, aged 16 years and older
Application No referrals necessary
Languages English
Fees None
Bus Route Notes Kingston Transit Trip Planner
Service Categories AIDS/HIV Prevention Counselling ; Community Health Centres ; Condition Specific Treatment ; Maintenance Treatment ; Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening ; Substance Abuse Counselling
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1996
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Print Material Pamphlets * Brochures * Hand-outs * Posters
Date Updated 03 Jan 2014
Record Views (Public) 2655 (as of 02 Aug 2015)