What is a Community Health Centre?
Community health centres provide an integrated approach to primary health care, health promotion, and community development services for people who face barriers accessing primary health care and the broader health care system.
Individual health centres have a significant role in providing essential services in their respective communities, often becoming the main delivery mechanism for core community-based health services. In addition to primary care, the model provides health promotion, illness prevention, community capacity building and service integration. The health promotion and illness prevention services focus on addressing and raising awareness of the broader determinants of health such as employment, housing, social support, education, environment, isolation and poverty. Many CHCs also provide community services that complement their mandate (e.g. youth drop-in programs, early years services, pre- and post-natal programs and family support services).
CHCs are not for profit, charitable organizations managed by incorporated boards made up of members of the community in which they are located. Multi-disciplinary staff teams may include physicians, nurse practitioners, dieticians, health promoters, counsellors/social workers and others. All are salaried employees of the CHC.
Quest Community Health Centre
145 Queenston St. Suite 100
With the holidays just around the corner please see our Holiday Hours and Closing dates.
Quest CHC Holiday Hours:
· Wednesday, Dec. 24th Closing at 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
· Thursday, Dec 25th – CLOSED
· Friday, Dec 26th - CLOSED
· Monday, Dec 29th, at 8:30 a.m. (FULL DAY)
· Wednesday, Dec. 31st Closing at 12:00 p.m.(Noon)
· Thursday, January 1st, 2014 - CLOSED
· Friday, Jan. 2nd, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. (FULL DAY)
Please note the USAT hours listed below as well (other than Dec. 25th & 26th, and January 1st)
· December 24th - 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
· December 31st - 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
· December 29th, 2014, - 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.(FULL DAY)
· Friday, January 2nd,2015 - 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.(FULLDAY)
If you would like to book an appointment please call 905.688.2558.
Quest CHC supports Niagara's Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign, serving the communities of St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Thorold, Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Fort Erie, Pelham, Lincoln, Port Colborne, Grimsby, West Lincoln and Wainfleet. Visit the campaign’s web site (click here) to find information about mental illness, stigma, myths and facts, where to get help, other anti-stigma campaigns, and personal stories about how stigma has affected people. There will also be curriculums for teachers, information about mental illness in the workplace, links to relevant videos, newspaper articles, and what’s happening across the region related to mental illness.
Quest CHC provides primary health care services to individuals experiencing social, economic and cultural barriers while promoting wellness, community and social justice.
Visit our new website www.questchc.ca