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 prevent, diagnose and treat 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 hours are as follows:
Saturday's 12:30pm - 3:00pm .
Monday's 5:30pm - 8:00pm (Women's night).
Wednesday's 5:30pm - 8pm.
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)
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 overcome poverty.
- Services by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals that includes: 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, obstetric practices.
- 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.
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
Fitness, Food and Fun
Drop-in physical activity program offered three times a week. Health snacks provided at each session.
- Schedule:Mondays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, at St. Mary's Wellness & Education Centre (327 Avenue N South)
- Schedule:Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 12 noon, White Buffalo Youth Lodge (602 20th Street West)
OASIS (Opportunity, Acceptance, Support, Invitation, Safe)
Drop-in group for adults
- Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00am to 2:00pm
- Free childcare and lunch provided
Fire Within-Finding Our Voice
Female adult group
- Every Friday for 8-weeks, with themes around life skills.
- Free childcare and lunch provided
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.