About Us

Vision

  • Coordinated person-centred health care
  • Connected to community
  • Creating wellness for all

Mission

Everyone matters…
Everyone working together to build healthy communities throughout Oxford County by providing health care, support and education that works for you.

Values

…Respect
We listen, we care, we respond.

…Accessibility – Inclusivity
We break down barriers.

…Relationship Based
We foster trusting caring relationships.

…Resilience
We empower individuals.
We strengthen community.

…Collaboration
We work together with individuals, families and community to provide excellent health services.

…Holistic
We individualize support for the whole person based on their histories, strengths, choices, needs and values.

…Excellence
We are accountable for providing evidence based, best practice, client centred care.

Accessibility Standards for Customer Service

All documents required by the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (as per Ontario Regulation 429/07), are available upon request, subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

History

In November 2005, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) announced that the City of Woodstock was designated to receive a Community Health Centre (CHC). In 2006 the MOHLTC hired a consultant to conduct a preliminary community engagement process. The main objective was to mobilize local representatives to lead the development of the new CHC. At the conclusion of this first phase, it was decided that the catchment area for services must extend beyond Woodstock into neighbouring communities. Thus, the newly named Woodstock and Area Community Health Centre (WACHC) was born. The Steering Committee became an incorporated Board of Directors in March 2008.

Community Health Centres in Ontario

Ontario’s 74 Community Health Centres are governed by volunteer boards of directors and have provided services in Ontario for more than 30 years. Community Health Centres employ mulit-disciplinary teams of health care providers such as nurse practitioners, social workers, dietitians, health promoters and physicians. The CHC team members work collaboratively to provide primary care, health promotion and community development programs and services to priority populations.

Serving Oxford County

The catchment area of the Oxford County Community Health Centre is all of Oxford County. Primary care will be offered to residents of Oxford County who are members of the identified priority populations. The priority populations are those residents living within the identified catchment area, who are not registered with a primary healthcare practitioner; and also experience other barriers to accessing primary healthcare.

The Emphasis is on the Following Populations:
  • Persons living with addictions
  • Persons experiencing mental health challenges
  • Families with low incomes
  • Youth
  • Isolated seniors
  • People who are not insured (do not have access to OHIP)

In addition to primary care services, we offer a range of health program to anyone who wants to achieve their health care goals such as: meal planning, food budgeting, stress management, living with a chronic condition, learning opportunities specifically for youth. Programs at a Glance will provide an overview of what is available to help you achieve your health goals.

How is the Oxford County Community Health Centre funded?

The Oxford County Community Health Centre is funded by the South West Local Integration Network through a Multi-Sectoral Accountability Agreement (MSAA) that is signed by the Board. The agreement outlines our financial and service accountabilities that has been agreed to in order to receive Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care funding.

Quality Improvement Plans

Part of Health Quality Ontario’s mission is to drive a culture of quality throughout Ontario’s health care system.  The Oxford County Community Health Centre participates in this program, and one of the requirements is a Quality Improvement Plan.

Part of our quality improvement plan is to seek feedback from everyone who visits the Centre through our Satisfaction Survey.  Please take time to review Our Quality Improvement Targets and Final Report.

 

Charitable registration number:  821701950 RR 0001