Women's health clinics

Women's health clinics

Visions for women’s reproductive care: interview with two health activists

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics
Midwives Collective of Toronto
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares an interview with two health activists about development in the pro-choice struggle and the fight to legalize midwifery. Discuss the importance of shared visions and the complexities of balancing short and long-term strategies to achieve fundamental change. 


 

In search of a healing place: Aboriginal women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Cecilia Benoit
Dena Carroll
Munaza Chaudhry
Publisher: 
Social Science & Medicine
Publication Date: 
2003

Discusses how the health care concerns of Aboriginal women are being met by Urban Aboriginal Health Centres. Uses a case-study approach whereby three separate focus groups were conducted with Aboriginal women who were clients of the Vancouver Native Health Society (VNHS), its sister organization, Sheway, or residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). In Social Science & Medicine 56 (2003) 821–833.

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Available online.

PEI well women's clinics: a case study of gender specific clinics to increasing screening rates

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English
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Glenda Vardy Dell
Publisher: 
Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (now called Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health)
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

This project reviews the use of Well Women's Clinics to increase screening rates of hard-to-reach women. This model can support new health intervention policies to increase health screening methods for gender specific conditions that respond well to early detection, e.g., cervical or prostate cancer.

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Contact office for a copy. Also available online.

Asian Women's Health Clinic

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Chinese

Provides Pap smear testing and annual breast examination to Asian women. Women can either self-refer or be referred by their family physician, but must have family physican who can receive any tests results.

Primary Telephone: 
604-684-1628
Street Address: 
4500 Oak St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 3N1

ACCESS Clinic

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Clinical or health care services

Provides breast and cervical cancer screening for women with disabilities who are not able to have these exams in their doctor's office. Does not require doctor's referral, but clients do need a family doctor to receive test results.

Primary Telephone: 
604-875-3060
Street Address: 
BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre 4500 Oak St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5N 1J6

The Asian Women's Health Clinic: addressing cultural barriers to preventive health care

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Lorna Sent
Penny Ballem
Elan Paluck
Lois Yelland
Anne M. Vogel
Publisher: 
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes the reasons behind the creation of the Asian Women's Health Clinic. Also details the clinic's operations, and lessons learned. Includes references.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 00084409
ISSN 08203946

Vermont Women's Health Center

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Clinical or health care services

Provides women's health services including, annual exams, breast exams, and mammography referrals, cholesterol screening, menopausal education, and management, full choice of contraceptive methods, colposcopy and LEEP treatments for abnormal paps, abortion services, prenatal care, one to one relationship with your physician assistant team, deliveries at Fletcher Allen Health Care, and comprehensive medical and surgical treatments for OB/GYN problems. Sliding scale fee available.

Primary Telephone: 
(802) 863-1386
Street Address: 
336 North Avenue
City: 
Burlington
Province: 
Vermont
Postal/ZIP Code: 
05401

Voices from the front lines: models of women-centred care in Manitoba and Saskatchewan

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Robin Barnett
Susan White
Tammy Horne
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines women–centred care in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, compared with other women–centred models. Details elements that comprise all–encompassing women-centred care.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0968969232
PWHCE WOMH.B37 2002
Project #42
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Children's & Women's Health Centre of British Columbia (C&W)

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Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Service Language: 
English

Children's & Women's Health Centre of British Columbia (C&W) is made up of British Columbia's Children's Hospital, British Columbia's Women's Hospital and Health Centre, and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. As a teaching hospital and major provincial resource, C&W has three main roles: patient care, education and research. C&W's services include: caring for B.C.'s most acutely ill or injured children; providing developmental and rehabilitation services to children throughout B.C., offering the full range of health services required by child- bearing women and their babies; providing a broad range of specialized health programs; educating and training students in a wide range of health professions; conducting research to advance health and care, supported by the B.C. Research Institute for Children's & Women's Health, which is operated in partnership with the University of British Columbia. C&W's vision is to improve the health of children, youth and women by working with partners to ensure access to the best care in the best setting.

Primary Telephone: 
(604) 875-2000

Women's Health in Women's Hands

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Clinical or health care services

Works to enhance sense of self-esteem and health by placing women's health into women's hands. It is a participatory centre for women of diverse backgrounds and needs. Constantly challenge our assumptions and analysis and we are committed to being advocates for change in our community.

Primary Telephone: 
416-593-7655
Secondary Telephone: 
416-593-1815
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
whiwh@web.net
TTY/TDD: 
416-593-5835
Fax Number: 
416-593-5867
Street Address: 
500-2 Carlton St
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5B 1J3
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