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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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