The clinic will provide primary health care to patients until they are able to find a family doctor or nurse practitioner

Oak Valley Health, in partnership with the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (EYRND OHT) and Well Plus Compounding Pharmacy, is pleased to announce the opening of a new Community Health Clinic. The clinic will open on May 15, 2023, to provide health care access for individuals without a primary care provider, as well as care to individuals with COVID-19 symptoms. The clinic builds on the success the partners had in operating the COVID-19, Cold, and Flu Care Clinic (CCFCC).

A need for primary care in the community was identified, specifically for the unattached patient population, and as such, the Community Health Clinic was formed to serve Markham, Stouffville, and surrounding areas.

“We’ve heard loud and clear that primary care for the unattached population is a much needed
resource, and we are working with our partners to continue to provide the communities we serve with safe and reliable health care services,” says Jo-anne Marr, President and CEO, Oak Valley Health. “We are grateful to Well Plus Compounding Pharmacy and our EYRND OHT partners for their collaboration to allow us to provide care beyond our walls.”

Staffed by physicians and nurse practitioners (NPs), the clinic will serve as the gateway for health care for unattached patients to access primary care – from an initial appointment, to follow ups, and referrals as needed. Access to interprofessional care providers will be available.

The Community Health Clinic is meant to be a bridge for these patients until they find permanent primary care.

Patients over the age of six months can be seen at the clinic.

Symptoms and conditions that can be assessed and treated at the clinic include:

  • Cough, cold and flu
  • Ear aches
  • Sprains and contusions
  • Wounds and cellulitis
  • Minor lacerations
  • Abscesses
  • STIs
  • UTIs
  • Skin ailments
  • Infections
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Chronic conditions including hypertension, CHF, diabetes, COPD

Additional services that can be provided include:

  • Cancer screening – to arrange PAP smear, colonoscopy or mammogram
  • Prescription renewals
  • Work-related assessments and notes
  • Pregnancy testing

In addition, the clinic will also continue to provide services to all patients who are exhibiting COVID-19 related symptoms and minor respiratory illness who cannot access their primary care provider.

The Community Health Clinic is located inside Well Plus Compounding Pharmacy, unit 5, 5402 Main St, Whitchurch-Stouffville. The clinic will be open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is not a walk-in clinic, all patients will need to register for appointments online.

The opening of the Community Health Clinic reinforces Oak Valley Health’s commitment to delivering
an extraordinary patient experience for the communities it serves.

With the opening of the Community Health Clinic, the COVID-19, Cold, and Flu Care Clinic, currently
located at Oak Valley Health’s Markham Stouffville Hospital, will officially close its doors on May 10, 2023. For over three years, the CCFCC provided support to the community and staff for COVID-19
assessments, testing, and therapeutics. A true partnership with the EYRND OHT, the CCFCC has
provided 219,445 swabs since opening its doors on March 18, 2020.