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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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August 9th, 2022

‘Dying with dignity:’ Mobile team brings palliative health care to those experiencing homelessness

18th Annual International Street Medicine Symposium (ISMS 2022) – Toronto, ON

August 5th, 2022

The International Street Medicine Symposium (ISMS) is the world’s premier educational event dedicated to the health care of rough-sleeper (unsheltered) homeless populations.  This event is being organized by the Street …
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ICHA Nursing Program Update and Transitions

March 30th, 2022

Throughout the pandemic, unhoused people in Ontario have been disproportionately impacted by COVID with 20X greater hospitalization rates and 5X greater mortality.  Along with dozens of our community health, shelter, …
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Condolences and Clarification

January 17th, 2022

ICHA is deeply saddened by the recent death of a resident of Seaton House men’s shelter, where ICHA provides daily and on-call physician services.  While the details of the case cannot be …
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ICHA Position Statement: COVID-19 Omicron Variant and Required Responses

January 13th, 2022

Inner City Health Associates’ (ICHA) ongoing concern for and commitment to the health, safety and well-being of homeless and underhoused people in Toronto has intensified over recent weeks during the …
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Announcement: ICHA’s Director of Operations

December 17th, 2021

We are delighted to introduce you to Payam Pakravan, our new Director of Operations. Payam will support the work of ICHA in helping us execute the goals outlined in our …
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