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Medical Services Team
As one of Ontario’s growing Community Health Centres (CHCs), Durham CHC provides comprehensive primary health care that emphasizes accessibility, health promotion, illness prevention and continuity of care for clients with complex physical and mental health needs. Carea CHC is an 2SLGBTQI positive space. Specialized care is being offered for trans and gender diverse youth and adults, including referrals for gender-affirming surgeries, administering of gender-affirming hormones, and trans-positive primary care. Other supports for 2SLGBTQI clients include individual therapy, the Gender Journeys Group program, Colours 2SLGBTQI Youth Drop In and more.
Our Medical Services Team (MST) includes Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians and our Administration Support team.
Family Physicians: Our physicians provide comprehensive medical care for patients and their families within our community. Often they are the first people we turn to with our medical problems.
Nurse Practitioners (NPs): Durham CHC’s NPs are Registered Nurses (RNs) with advanced university education and experience. In particular, NPs are able to order and interpret diagnostic tests, communicate diagnoses with our clients, prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform specific procedures. Our NPs can help with annual physicals, counselling, health promotion (e.g., helping people to quit smoking), immunizations and screening for disease, treatment of short term acute illnesses (e.g., infections) and monitor clients with stable chronic illnesses.
Registered Nurses (RNs): RNs are focused on the promotion of health, assessment and the provision of care and treatment of health conditions. They provide supportive, preventive and therapeutic services in order to help our clients attain or maintain optimal health.
Registered Dietitian (RD): RDs are trusted food and nutrition professional who are trained to provide advice on diet, food and nutrition. RDs educate and support clients in helping them make informed decisions about their nutrition and lifestyle choices. RDs work with individuals, groups and families to support healthy eating for a variety of dietary needs including chronic diseases, healthy weight, pre and post-natal nutrition and other dietary requirements.
Inter-professional Primary Care (IPC): IPC teams bring together health care professionals to help meet the individual needs of patients/clients.These teams can include physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, dieticians, mental health workers, psychologists, and other professionals. Please click here for more information.
Administration Support Team (AST): Medical Secretaries and a Receptionist complete our AST. Durham CHC’s AST is an integral and important part of the Clinical Services team. They are the first people you see and speak with when you call or visit us. They always offer a smile. In a non-judgmental, helpful approach, the AST Team will check you in for your appointments or help you navigate our services and programs. They provide important assistance to both our Medical Services Team and Counselling Services team booking appointments with specialists, diagnostic tests, managing and maintaining client records and managing the schedules of all the members of our Clinical Services Team.
Our entire team is dedicated to helping our clients access the best care possible. We will also help you find other health and social services that you might need. Just ask us for what you need and we will help you get it.
Medical Services Brochure
The Opiod Crisis - Understanding Durham CHC's medication prescribing criteria
Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) at Carea Community Health Centre (CHC)
IPC Referral Form
Medical Services are located in 3 sites:
Pickering: 1450 Kingston Road, Unit 17
Ajax: 360 Bayly Street West Unit 5
Oshawa: 115 Grassmere Avenue
Please note that we do not have a Walk In Clinic - please call to make an appointment.