Stonegate Community Health Centre150 Berry Road
Welcome to Stonegate Community Health Centre
Stonegate CHC has been providing primary health care, health promotion and a wide variety of community programs to the Stonegate-Parklawn Community since it was created by community members in 1992.
Our Mission is to work with this community to improve its well-being.
We provide comprehensive, co-ordinated, primary health care, illness prevention and health promotion for individuals, families, groups as well as community-level interventions. Our dedicated team of professionals provide coordinated programs and services aimed at maintaining wellness and improving health of people of all ages.
I love Stonegate; it is the best thing that ever happened to this community. The programs really helped me when I was sick because they provided enjoyable activities where I could get out of the house, meet people, and become more sociable. It truly has something for everyone –seniors and kids programs, doctors and nurses – along with a very multicultural environment. Julie
Go to Becoming a Client at Stonegate CHC to learn more and to find out how you can start using our services.
Stonegate CHC is governed by a Board of Directors as a charitable organization funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care through an agreement with the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network. We are an accredited Community Health Centre and a member of the Association of Ontario Health Centres. Stonegate CHC is in the Stonegate Plaza at the corner of Berry Road and Stephen Drive – a 10 minute bus ride from Old Mill Station.
Message from Bev Leaver, Executive Director
The demolition of our wing of the plaza is now scheduled. This work will require that Stonegate CHC close from September 2nd through until September 10th. No one can enter our building during that timeframe as it would be unsafe for us to do so.
All programs that occur offsite, at local churches or schools will continue.
You can reach staff by leaving a message with our answering service. Messages will be checked regularly and returned as promptly as we can.
We will plan to reopen on September 10th at the usual time. The Dental Clinic will be completed and should open on or about the same day at Stonegate CHC.
Thank you for your patience during this disruption.
Staying Here Where We Belong - Message fom Bev Leaver, Stonegate CHC Executive Director
As everyone in the neighbourhood knows, demolition at Stonegate Plaza is well underway. The west wing that held the Valumart and the beloved Polish Market is now reduced to rubble. A wall of black hording surrounds the construction zone and heavy equipment is working steadily taking the plaza apart.
We don't have definite dates yet for the north section of the plaza that used to house the Outreach Store and the Stonegate CHC Annex. The plan is still to demolish that wing leaving Stonegate CHC as the only thing standing. We will continue to serve this community from our current location. The long term vision is for Stonegate CHC to be housed on the second story of a newly constructed building at Stonegate Plaza (sometime in 2016). The first floor will be retail and the community has argued strongly about the need for a grocery store as part of this development. The balance of the site will be residential (to be constructed between 2016 and 2020).
Families said a sad farewell to the Annex - the sight of many of our programs for infants, toddlers and their families and for our afterschool programs. Those programs have found homes at St. Mark's School and at Christ Church St. James Church.
Our Dental Clinic was taken apart piece by piece and will be put back together in our main site - every piece of equipment and cabinetry will get re-used.
We met with our new MPP Peter Milczyn on July 11th. Of course Minister Milczyn is very familiar with Stonegate CHC and the Stonegate neighbourhood through is experience of many years on city council representing our community. Minister Milczyn indicated his ongoing support for Stonegate CHC as we work with the Ministry of Health Capital process to get funding to build a replacement Community Health Centre.
During this period of greatest disruption, I try to keep focused on the long term vision - a beautiful new and much larger Community Health Centre with several program rooms that will allow many programs to happen at one time, several exams rooms that will allow a greater number of clients to be seen, windows, sunshine and no more floods.
We are grateful for your ongoing support.
2014 Stonegate Farmers' Market
Market is back at our old location, 194 Park Lawn Road, this season due to Plaza redevelopment. Please see our Market postcard below for details on all of the events listed for this season at Market.
There have been 12 cases of measles in Ontario since January 2014. Some of these involve people from the Greater Toronto Area who travelled to South East Asia or Europe. Others did not travel but got sick with measles after coming into contact with people who did.
If you or your children have not yet been vaccinated against measles, we strongly urge you to consider doing so. Measles poses significant health risks to very young children, people with chronic illnesses and pregnant women who have not been immunized. We have heard that on average, a person with measles can infect 15 other people, compared to a person with the flu who infects on average 2 other people. Complications of measles can include death.
We have included the most up-to-date information about measles and the measles vaccine with this letter. If you believe you or your children have been exposed to measles, please call us immediately at (416) 231?7070. If you need to be vaccinated, please book an appointment. We can answer your questions and provide the care that you need, including give vaccinations.
Dr. Shannon Cohane
Dr. Tracy Lappa-Walker
Dr. Itamar Tamari
Cristina Hermenegildo, NP-PHC
Crystal Lawrence, NP-PHC
Shelley Walkerley, NP-PHC, Ph.D
Yulia Chayka, RN
For more information about measles, please visit this City of Toronto website site
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities
Please visit the Accessibility section of our website for more information on how Stonegate CHC is supporting accessible customer service.