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The Inner City Family Health Team is a multidisciplinary team which serves homeless clients with complex health needs. These include untreated chronic and complex multi-system diseases, an elevated risk of acute health emergencies, and serious and persistent mental health and substance use challenges. Clients are predominantly current or former users of Seaton House Shelter. Staff will work at our clinic on Queen Street, as well as at nearby Seaton House and other community locations on an episodic basis. Services are provided by the team using a holistic, client-centred model of care with an emphasis on recovery, harm reduction, disease prevention, chronic disease management and health promotion.

Doctors & Psychiatrists

Our family doctors and psychiatrists choose to work with people living with homelessness. The Family Health Team works with Inner City Health Associate physicians (ICHA), who work in shelters & drop-ins throughout Toronto

Physician Assistant

The Physician Assistant is a health care provider who works under the supervision of a physician who holds a valid certificate of registration from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The PA provides support to the Primary Supervising Physician.

Nurse Practitioner

The Nurse Practitioner collaborates with Inner City Family Physicians and Psychiatrists, our interdisciplinary team, and community and shelter staff to provide comprehensive health services, including assessment, primary nurse practitioner care, diagnosis and health care management to clients experiencing chronic diseases, complex multi-system diseases, and mental health and/or substance use challenges.

Registered Nurse

Our Registered Nurses collaborate with Inner City Family Physicians and Psychiatrists, our interdisciplinary team, and community and shelter staff to provide comprehensive health services, including assessment, primary nursing care, case coordination, health education and health care management to clients experiencing chronic diseases, complex multi-system diseases, and mental health and/or substance use challenges.

Social Worker

The Social Worker – Mental Health collaborates with Inner City Family Physicians and Psychiatrists, our interdisciplinary team, and community and shelter staff to provide comprehensive mental health focused care. Key roles include facilitating intake, engaging in psychosocial assessments, and providing counselling, harm reduction, education, advocacy and case management services, to clients experiencing mental health and concurrent substance use challenges.

The Social Worker – Addictions collaborates with Inner City Family Physicians and Psychiatrists, our interdisciplinary team, and community and shelter staff to provide comprehensive addictions focused care. Key roles include facilitating intake, engaging in psychosocial assessments, and providing counselling, harm reduction, education, advocacy and case management services, to clients experiencing substance use and concurrent mental health challenges

Chiropodist

The Chiropodist collaborates with Inner City Family Physicians and Psychiatrists, our interdisciplinary team, and community and shelter staff to provide a full range of quality foot care to ICFHT clients experiencing chronic diseases, complex multi-system diseases, and mental health and/or substance use challenges. Services include assessment and treatment of acute pathological foot conditions, surgical procedures, and preventive and palliative foot care.

Neuropsychologist

The Neuropsychologist collaborates with Inner City Family Physicians, our interdisciplinary team, and community and shelter staff to treat individuals with brain injuries and/or progressive neurocognitive disorders. Our client population experiences chronic diseases, complex multi-system diseases, and mental health and/or substance use challenges which may also impact on the conditions assessed and treated by the Neuropsychologist.

Health Promoter

The health promoter develops and implements strategies aimed at increasing physical and cognitive functioning and health, through a variety of stimulating programs. The Health Promoter leads both group & 1:1 interventions focusing on therapeutic recreation interests and skills identified through referrals, assessment and other rehabilitation focuses.

  • The health promoter works with in collaboration with physicians, nurses, social workers and shelter staff to:
  • Remove barriers that prevent shelter clients from participating in meaningful leisure
  • Educate clients about physical, social and emotional benefits of recreation
  • Help clients practice skills to improve their ability to interact socially and participate in leisure and community activities
  • Maintain and improve the quality of life and overall health of clients despite illness and disability