Affordable Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto

The 4th year naturopathic clinical intern team for 2013/2014!
The 4th year naturopathic clinical intern team for 2013/2014!

As you probably know, my classmates and I have completed our 3rd year of naturopathic medical school and are about to embark on our 12-month clinical internship and final year as naturopathic medical students.

My brilliant classmates and I start to practice tomorrow, from 9 am – 7 pm at various locations around Toronto and the GTA, and we are accepting new patients!

Our primary teaching clinic is called the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, located at 1255 Sheppard Ave. E, at Leslie subway station, across from North York General Hospital. Visits cost $41 for one hour of care, or $15 for students. Patients at the RSNC have expressed a high level of satisfaction with the care, medical attention and positive outcomes they experience. The number to book an appointment is 416 498 9763. More information about fees, hours and parking are available on the clinic website: http://www.ccnm.edu/robert_schad_naturopathic_clinic

RSNC offers a variety of specialty shifts including focuses in pediatrics, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, sports medicine and cancer care.

In addition to the RSNC, 4th year naturopathic interns practice out of a variety of satellite clinics, which provide care free of charge for specific populations:

The Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic: Located at Brampton Civic Hospital, the teaching clinic offers naturopathic visits to community members and hospital staff, free of charge. The address is 2100 Bovaird Drive East. To book an appointment call 905 793 1526. For more information, follow the link on the left-side of the RSNC website.

Sherbourne Community Naturopathic Care: Located at Sherbourne Health Centre at Sherbourne station, in Toronto, the program offers naturopathic care for HIV positive patients on Tuesday and Wednesay. It is also home to the LGBT Primary Care Clinic, offering naturopathic care for members of the community free of charge. For more information on hours or for a number to book an appointment, follow this link: http://www.sherbourne.on.ca/programs/appointments.html#Community_Naturopathic_Clinic_for_People_living_with_HIV/AIDS

Queen West Community Health Centre: Offering naturopathic care to patients of the community health centre or referrals from the centre on Fridays and Saturdays, the Queen West CHC is located at 168 Bathurst St. The website is: http://www.ctchc.com/site_qw/programs.html

Parkdale Community Health Centre: Located at 1229 Queen St. West, Parkdale provides free naturopathic care to patients around the community on Tuesday afternoons. Visit the website here for more information: http://www.pchc.on.ca/programs-services/health-services/naturopathy.html?searched=naturopathic&advsearch=oneword&highlight=ajaxSearch_highlight+ajaxSearch_highlight1

L.A.M.P. Community Health Centre: Located on the Etobicoke lakeshore, L.A.M.P. offers free naturopathic care to the community on Thursdays from 1:45 to 6:45 pm. Call 416 252 9701 ext 295 or visit the website here: http://www.lampchc.org/content/naturopathic-clinic for more information.

Anishnwabe Community Naturopathic Clinic: Anishnwabe provides naturopathic care to members of the first nations community on Thursdays. Anish combines traditional healing models with naturopathic and Western medicine. For more information visit the website: http://www.aht.ca/

In addition to the above Toronto locations, the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine also funds and organizes a satellite clinic in Ottawa, the Ottawa Integrated Cancer Centre, which provides naturopathic care to patients with cancer. For more information call 613 792 1222 or visit their website: http://www.oicc.ca/en/

By booking an appointment with a naturopathic clinical intern at any of the above locations, you will have the opportunity to:

– Receive high-quality, affordable naturopathic care

– Become a part of the education of budding clinicians

– Contribute to the growth of a the future of health care and medicine

– Receive individualized integrative medical attention

– Optimize your own personal health

See you in clinic!

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