THE AL AND MALKA GREEN ARTISTS' HEALTH CENTRE

The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre is a facility in the Family and Community Medicine Program at Toronto Western Hospital. Equipped with an Acoustic Studio and Movement Assessment Studio with a sprung floor to aid in diagnosis and treatment, the facility is an integrative outpatient clinic offering both medical and complementary care. Practitioners specialize in addressing the specific healthcare needs of artists providing a holistic approach to health within an evidence-based framework. The Centre is the only clinic of its kind in Canada that specializes in serving the entire artistic community, including professional creative and performing artists, students & staff of post-secondary arts institutions and training facilities. For more information click here.

Contact the Artists’ Health Centre

Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst Street (at Dundas)
3rd Floor, West Wing
Toronto, ON M5T 2S8

Tel: 416-603-5263
Fax: 416-603-5957 (Please indicate “Attn: Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre” on all faxes)

Matt Eldridge, Clinic Coordinator
Rita Aurelio, Client Clerical Support

For Artists’ Health Centre inquiries, please contact clinic coordinator: matthew.eldridge@uhn.ca

Please note: Appointment bookings can only be done by phone. Do not send personal medical related inquiries via email.

THE JOYSANNE SIDIMUS FUND

The Joysanne Sidimus Fund (JSF) is a financial assistance program which helps cover the costs of fees-for-service at The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre. The fund contributes 75% of the cost of appointments, up to $760, and is available for one year. Applications are assessed based on financial need, medical need and eligibility as a professional artist.

This fund provides short term support and cannot be relied upon for ongoing treatment.

The fund may be helpful if you are:

  • Covered by Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), with no additional insurance available to you
  • Able to access the Centre regularly for appointments
  • Able to pay 25% of each appointment fee
  • Have a specific medical concern that can be treated within the funding and time limits
  • Meet the eligibility criteria (financial & eligibility as a professional artist)

If this does not describe you, other resources listed below may be more appropriate for your needs.

To learn more, click here.

“I simply cannot believe that we have such an incredible resource in our city and I encourage every performing arts training institution to take advantage of it. Many of our students now use the services of The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre on a regular basis.”

- Paul de Jong, Theatre Performance Program

Upcoming Workshops

STRESSED! Workshop Series

May 02, 2019

Stress is a tricky part of life. Too much of it, and you’re a blob on the floor. Too little of it, and you’re a blob on the floor. For artists, stress comes not only from the normal pressures of life, but also from the precarious nature of the arts sector which usually means too little time, ...

STEP ONE! Primary Care

November 07, 2018

What’s this got to do with stress? Primary healthcare providers, such as family doctors and nurse practitioners, are the starting point to accessing healthcare services in Ontario. They can treat many health conditions (including stress-related ones) and can lessen the stress that often comes ...

DIGEST! Eating with Mood in Mind

December 05, 2018

What’s this got to do with stress? What we eat, our eating patterns and our mindset about food are all fundamental to health. This workshop considers the time and financial restrictions artists commonly face to offer stress-reducing, health-boosting, nutrition-focused knowledge. In this ...