Community Health Centre Re-Opens Tuesday at Access, 713 Johnson

Victoria – Victoria Cool Aid Society’s Community Health Care Centre will re-open for patients this Tuesday, September 15 at its new location in the Access Health Centre , 713 Johnson Street downtown.

Active ImageCool Aid has been providing community health services in the Capital Region for 40 years, including primary health care, counselling, dental care and a dispensing pharmacy. Cool Aid’s health team includes doctors and nurses, counsellors, a nutritionist, psychiatrist, acupuncturist, podiatrist; dentists and dental hygienists; and a pharmacist and pharmacy technician. The Cool Aid Community Health Centre supports 4,000 patients each year who are homeless, vulnerable due to mental illness or disabilities, are living on very low incomes, or who have drug addictions.

Hours of operation are:

Medical Clinic: 713 Johnson Street, 1st Floor, 250-385-1466
Hours: Mon., Tue.  9 – 6 pm, Wed., Thur. 9 – 8 pm, Fri. 9 – 3 pm, Sat. 10 – 2 pm
Dental Clinic: 713 Johnson Street, 2nd Floor, 250-383-5957
Hours: Mon. to Fri., 9 to 4 pm

The Access Health Centre is a partnership between Cool Aid and AIDS Vancouver Island . The $5.3 million building acquisition and reconstruction project brings together a variety of health and social service providers in a single location to provide better, more efficient service delivery. $1.1 million still needs to be raised for the building to be mortgage-free.   Donations from the public and the business community are welcome.

Cool Aid provides supportive housing, emergency shelter, primary health care services, dental care, mental health and addictions services, a dispensing pharmacy, counselling, life skills training and job placements to marginalized adults in the Capital Region, in a non-judgemental way. For more information visit or call 250-383-1977.

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