455 Second Avenue North -- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan -- S7K 2C2
Phone: 306-652-0300 -- Fax: 306-664-4120

Westside Clinic

1528- 20th St. W. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. S7M 0Z6
Telephone (306) 664-4310, Fax (306) 934-2506

Monday to Friday Mornings: 9:30 am to 12:00 noon  
Monday Afternoon: 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Afternoon: 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Wednesday Afternoon: 2:00 to 4:30 pm

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Westside Clinic

Westside Clinic operates as a community centre as well as a health centre.

  • We offer programs and services to meet the needs of a mostly Aboriginal and low-income population.
  • Our goal is to diagnose and treat illness, prevent illness, and educate patients so they can better manage their health care.
  • Clients are encouraged to stop in for a cup of coffee or to talk.  Many services are offered on a drop-in basis.
  • Westside Clinic is a branch of the Saskatoon Community Clinic.
  • Some programs and services are offered in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan, SWITCH and the Saskatoon Health Region.

SWITCH

SWITCH hours are as follows:  
(September 3rd - June 11th) Monday's and Wednesday's 5:30pm - 8pm & Saturday's 11:00 am - 1:30 pm.
 
(June 11th - September 3rd) Wednesday's 5:30pm - 8pm.
 
(September 3rd - December 20th) Monday's and Wednesday's 5:30 - 8pm & Saturday's 11:00 am - 1:30 pm.
 
(Closed December 22nd - January 5th 2015).

Westside Clinic is also the home of the Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health (SWITCH). SWITCH operates an interdisciplinary student-run health clinic in conjunction with health professionals and community partners. This is being done by extending the hours of the West Side Community Clinic, where SWITCH provides clinical services and health promotion programming.

Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health (SWITCH)

Advocacy

Poverty can affect your health.  We believe that people have to take community/political action about issues that affect their health.

We speak out about and work with community groups to take action to overcome poverty.

Services

We offer:

  • Services by Doctors, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Physical Therapist, Nutritionist, Aboriginal Outreach Worker, Aboriginal Diabetes Outreach Worker, Community Health Nurse and Aboriginal Counsellor.
  • Group programs to help you live a healthier and less stressful life.
  • Lab tests, like pregnancy tests and testing for HIV and STIs, in office.
  • Help with contacting other services and agencies.
  • Referrals to specialists and other health care providers.
  • Visiting specialists from infectious diseases, internal medicine, obstetrics practices, and now midwifery - right here at Westside.
  • Home visits for people who cannot come to the Clinic and special services like X-ray, Pharmacy and others provided by the Saskatoon Community Clinic, Downtown Clinic at 455 2nd Avenue North.

Group Programs

Kids' Drop-in Clinic and Parent Resource Centre

  • Tuesdays from 1:00 to 4:30 pm
  • Baby immunizations and check-ups
  • Aboriginal Kokum and Elder present for parenting advice

Food for Thought

  • Mondays 1:00 to 3:30 pm
  • Nutrition and cooking classes for pregnant women and new moms
  • Learn how to eat healthy and cook for yourself and your baby during pregnancy and after the baby is born
  • Childcare and transportation support provided

Fitness, Food and Fun

Free drop in exercise program to increase your strength and cardio fitness. Information on various nutrition and health topics presented at each program.

  • Schedule:Mondays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, at St. Mary's Wellness & Education Centre (327 Avenue N South)
  • Schedule:Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am, White Buffalo Youth Lodge (602 20th Street West)
  • Childcare and transportation support provided

Membership

The Saskatoon Community Clinic is a co-operative run by a volunteer board of directors elected from our membership.

  • Members help decide what services and programs the clinic will offer and help advocate for change in the community.
  • You don't have to be a member to use Clinic services.
  • You can become a member at the clinic.  There is a small membership fee to join, but the fee will be waived if your income is low and you can't afford to pay.
  • Please call the Member and Public Relations Director at the Downtown Clinic at 306-664-4243 if you have any questions about becoming a member or any comments or suggestions about clinic services.

Westside Clinic Nurse Practitioner Della Magnusson, left,  with clinic clients

Westside News: September 2014

Westside Calendar: September 2014

Westside News: August 2014

Westside Calendar: August 2014

Westside News: July 2014

Westside Calendar: July 2014

Celebrate Five Years of Community Diabetes Programming

June 28, 2011 - Saskatoon – Participants, peer leaders and partners in the Fitness, Food and Fun (Triple F program) are celebrating the fifth anniversary of this program at a ceremony today. The program addresses the well-being of members of the urban Aboriginal community who are at risk of developing diabetes or who have diabetes.

“The original dream for the Triple F program was to offer an easily accessible exercise and diabetes education program in a core neighbourhood; the program has accomplished this and much more.” says Carol Armstrong-Monahan, Program Coordinator. “The personal achievements gained by our program peer leaders and participants have been exceptional.”

Fitness, Food and Fun offers an educational component with healthy lifestyle and nutritional information, an exercise component, a snack or meal consisting of healthy choices and access to other services such as counselling, lab testing and nutrition. To keep the exercise component fresh and interesting, workouts are varied including activities like beach volleyball, skating or snowshoeing and outings are planned to destinations such as Outlook, Batoche or Wanuskewin.

“We are pleased that the success of the Fitness, Food and Fun Program is a result of the ‘patient first’ approach, supporting self-management and providing services closer to home.” says Sheila Achilles, Director of Primary Care, Saskatoon Health Region. “This is an outstanding program that is now a model for other diabetes and chronic disease management programs in our Region.”

The program has reached out to several hundred people across Saskatoon and northern Saskatchewan who are at risk of developing diabetes or who currently have diabetes. Participants range in age from teenagers to grandparents.

Over the past five years Fitness, Food and Fund has received financial and inkind support from the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative, Government of Canada; Saskatoon Community Clinic; Saskatoon Health Region; Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health (SWITCH); Kinistin Saulteaux First Nation; Central Urban Metis Federation (CUMFI); and the White Buffalo Youth Lodge.

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Ingrid Larson
Member and Public Relation Director,
Saskatoon Community Clinic
Office 306-664-4243
Cell 306-371-6644

Or

Linda Walker
Media Relations Consultant
Saskatoon Health Region
(306) 655-3476

Click here for a pdf version of the above Fitness Food and Fun (FFFF) news release

Click here for a pdf version of the Fitness Food and Fun (FFF) program

Click here for a pdf version of the Fitness Food and Fun (FFF) media advisory

Westside Grand Opening a milestone for the community!

Thank you to everyone who came out on October 19th to celebrate the grand opening of our new Westside Clinic. It was a terrific event with lots of support for all of our partners and many others in the community who use our services.  Please see below for information and photos!

Click here for a printable poster

Click here for the media advisory

Click here for the news release

Click here for a fact sheet

Click here for an agenda

Click here for photos

 

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