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Transitional Primary Care

We bring primary care to our patients in shelters and drop-ins through our outreach clinics. Our aim is to assist patients with their health & psychosocial needs and to help them navigate the social services & health system in order to transition to long-term care with a family physician in the community.

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Psychiatric Care

ICHA psychiatrists care for patients in shelters, respite centres and drop-in sites and through unique interdisciplinary outreach programs (CATCHM-DOT and MATCH) delivered by ICHA and homeless-serving-sector partners. They provide expertise in fields such as substance use, refugee and migrant care, and youth and adolescent psychiatry.

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Palliative Care

ICHA’s innovative PEACH program delivers palliative care to vulnerably housed people with life-limiting illnesses, providing services through mobile care in shelters and on the streets. ICHA is proud to be part of the partnership supporting Journey Home Hospice that improves access to hospice palliative care for Toronto’s homeless community.

About ICHA

In less than 15 years, Inner City Health Associates has become the largest homeless health organization in Canada, with 200 physicians and nurses offering Toronto’s homeless and precariously housed population with direct access to high-quality health services.

ICHA provides transitional primary care, psychiatry and palliative care, reaching people on the street and at shelter-based clinics, drop-in sites, encampments, COVID-19 isolation/recovery centres, and physical distancing hotels. ICHA aims to set the standard of excellence in homeless health service delivery and is dedicated to addressing deficits in the social determinants of health and to ending homelessness.

Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, ICHA works with the City, hospitals and community health and social support organizations to bring integrated care and support to the homeless community to improve individual and population health.


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Statement by Inner City Health Associates: Toronto Homeless Encampments and the Right to Housing

April 4th, 2021

April 4, 2021 –  Since trespass notices were issued March 19th in encampments in Toronto, ICHA has been increasingly concerned about the current and potential impact on the health of …
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The Year That Was: ICHA and COVID-19

March 22nd, 2021

On March 11 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. One year later, the global death toll is ~2.6 million and counting. COVID’s second wave has hit Toronto’s …
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ICHA applauds acceleration of COVID-19 vaccinations for people experiencing homelessness

February 28th, 2021

The window to control the spread of COVID-19 strains across Toronto’s homeless community – and beyond-  has widened,  thanks to the provincial government’s endorsement of immediate vaccination for this vulnerable …
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CAEH/CNH3 Calls for Prioritizing COVID-19 vaccinations for people experiencing homelessness

February 5th, 2021

All people experiencing homelessness, regardless of where they reside, need and deserve to be protected. Only a rigorous, resourced, consistent, cross-country best practice approach to vaccinating vulnerable populations like the …
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