Telus has today announced the expansion of its innovative Health for Good program to Toronto, which offers essential primary medical and mental health care to underserved populations. The Health for Good program currently operates in 11 cities across Canada.
At the same time, Telus has also launched a state of the art Parkdale Queen West Mobile Health Clinic in partnership with Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre.
Powered by Telus Health, this specially-equipped clinic on wheels will provide essential primary health and harm reduction services directly to underserved citizens in south-west Toronto neighbourhoods. The clinic will also enable mobile COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts at homeless sheltering sites.
“At TELUS, we believe that everyone should have access to healthcare when and where they need it, regardless of their socio-economic status. Through our partnership with Parkdale Queen West CHC and UHN, we are removing many of the barriers facing underserved and at-risk populations in the Parkdale area with access to critical healthcare and social support,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, TELUS.
Backed by a $10 million commitment from TELUS, Health for Good is already active from coast-to-coast with clinics operating in Victoria, Vancouver, Surrey, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Mississauga-Peel Region, Waterloo Region, Montreal, Halifax, and now Toronto.