Healthcare Services

There are several health care facilities available in the area. Scroll down for information about interpreters; general health; walk-in clinics; dental, eye care, and foot-care services; mental health; special needs services; and women’s health.

A Woman’s Place 
A Program of the Immigrant Women’s Counselling Services of Nor’West Community Health Centre
200-323 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2C1
Phone: (204) 940-2172
Fax: (204) 940-1971
Contact: Kim Storeshaw
Phone: (204) 940-6624

Over 50 active interpreters trained in legal and medical terminology and issues related to the court system. Interpreters available for female clients and their families dealing with health, legal and immigration issues.

Immigrant Centre 
Language Bank
100 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0W2
Contact: Mary-Ann Gribben
Phone:(204) 943-9158 ext 224
E-mail: Mary-AnnG@international-centre.ca

Over 300 paid volunteers offer interpretation services in ~80 languages.

Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc. Welcome Place 
521 Bannatyne Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0E4
Phone: (204) 977-1000
Fax: (204) 956-7548
E-mail: sysadmin@miic.ca
Web Site: www.miic.ca
Contact: Carlos Vialard or Marta Kalita

MIIC provides interpretation services free of charge to all newcomers living in Winnipeg who entered Canada as refugees or refugee claimants as long as they are currently registered as clients of MIIC (Welcome Place).

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Language Access Program
Contact: Jeannine Roy
Manager, WRHA Language Access
c/o Riverview Health Centre
PE450 – One Morley Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3L 2P4
Phone: (204) 940-8570
E-mail: jproy@wrha.mb.ca
Web Site: http://www.wrha.mb.ca/

Face-to-face interpreter services within the Winnipeg health region are available in 22 languages.

Aurora Family Therapy Centre 
The University of Winnipeg, Sparling Hall, 2nd Floor
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3B 2E9
(204) 786-9251
http://aurora.uwinnipeg.ca/

Flexible therapy program for Immigrant and Refugee families, provided in safe space for clients in many languages

Immigrant Women’s Counselling Service (IWCS)
200-323 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2C1
Phone: (204) 938-5900
Web Site: www.norwesthealth.ca

Counseling and Support to immigrant and refugee women and their children is available in first language. Counselling and support for domestic violence is available in first language also.

Klinic Community Health Centre
870 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0P1
Phone: (204) 784-4090
Website: http://klinic.mb.ca/

  • Klinic has a limited agreement with MIIC (Welcome Place), for Klinic family physicians to see new refugees (individuals and families) to address their medical needs.
  • Welcome Place arranges WRHA certified interpreters to accompany clients to appointments when possible or will provide interpretation when not possible.
  • Klinic also accepts clients from across the city for care and treatment of HIV, Hepatitis C, Latent TB, Teen Clinic and counseling services.

Mount Carmel Clinic
886 Main St
Winnipeg, MB R2W 5L4
Phone: (204) 582-2311 primary care and other services
Multicultural Wellness Program Appointments only (204) 589-9420.
Web Site: www.mountcarmel.ca

  • Regular services of MCC are only open to those who live within the geographic catchment area.
  • Mount Carmel Clinic provides primary health care including medical and dental follow-up.
  • Other services include Hepatitis C community Clinic, STI checks and HIV pre and post counselling, nutrition, pregnancy counseling and midwifery, lab and pharmacy and children’s programs on site.
  • Clients are encouraged to bring an interpreter with them. However, arrangements can be made by MCC to access either in house interpreters or health interpreter services through SERC and MIIC (Welcome Place) as required and available.
  • Counselling is available for crises related to life in Canada or personal circumstances.

Boyd Medical Walk in Clinic
388 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0C7
Phone: (204) 415-2603 for more details

Envoy Medical Centre
481 William Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0J5
Phone: (204) 786-4444 for more details

Manitoba Clinic
790 Sherbrook St
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M3
Phone: (204) 774-6541
Web Site: http://www.manitobaclinic.com

Open Monday to Friday 06:00 to 19:00

Medi-Care Walk In Clinic
794 Main St
Winnipeg, MB R2W 3N7
Phone: 204-582-4320 for more details

Womens Health Clinic 
419 Graham Avenue, Unit A
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0M3
Phone: (204) 947-1517
Toll free: 1-866-947-1517
Email: whc@womenshealthclinic.org
Web Site: http://www.womenshealthclinic.org/aboutus

Clinic Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9am- 8pm; Thursday 9am-9pm; Friday 9am-4:30pm; Saturday 9am-4pm.

Health Action Centre
640 Main st
Winnipeg MB
Phone: (204) 940-3816
Web Site: http://centralwpg.cimnet.ca

  • Lower cost dental services for low income families/underserved populations, general dentistry for children and adults year round, dental emergency walk-in
  • Monday-Friday 8:30am-noon and 1pm-4pm

Mount Carmel Clinic
886 Main Street
Winnipeg MB
Phone:(204) 586-1659
Web Site: www.mountcarmel.ca

  • New Immigrant Dental Program: free dental exam and dental services 2-4 hours/month (must be limited income and not under sponsorship agreement)
  • Mainstream Dental Program: cost based on family income/ability to pay $20-30/visit, Mondays-Fridays 9am-5pm, Tues/Thurs evenings 5pm-8pm

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Smiles Plus Dental Program
Dental Clinic Site:
320 Mountain Avenue
Winnipeg MB
in Machray Elementary School
Phone: (204)940-2090
Web Site: www.wrha.mb.ca

  • Children under 18 whose parents meet income requirements, for newcomers without private insurance –eligibility and cost based on income ($30 or $60 per visit)
  • Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 day clinics
  • Intake done by phone in English so family or interpreter may be required for intake and visits

University of Manitoba Dental Clinic 
790 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg MB
Phone: (204)789-3505-adult
Phone: (204)789-3662-children
Web Site: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/dentistry/become_patient

  • For adults during university term: August-May, Monday –Thursday 8:30am-5:30pm; Fridays 8:30am-4:30 pm, cost is 50% of fee guide
  • For children ages 3-12, Fridays during university school term 830 am-4:30pm, cost is 40-50% of fee schedule, parent/guardian must be present
  • By appointment only

Manitoba Association of Optometrists
Contact: Laureen Goodridge-Executive Director
200B-392 Academy Road
Winnipeg, MB R3N 0B8
Phone: (204) 943-9811
Fax: (204) 943-1208
Web Site: www.optometrists.mb.ca

The Manitoba Association of Optometrists maintains a voluntary list of Optometrists in good standing who speak different languages.

Nor’ West Co-op Community Health Centre
103-61 Tyndall
Winnipeg, MB R2X 2T4
Phone: (204) 940-2020
Web Site: www.norwesthealth.ca

Nor’West offers a Foot care program that is available to clients, city wide based on eligibility criteria.

Mount Carmel Clinic Multicultural Wellness Program
886 Main St
Winnipeg, MB R2W 5L4
Phone: (204) 582-2311 primary care and other services
Multicultural Wellness Program Appointments only 589-9420.
Web Site: www.mountcarmel.ca

  • The MCC Multicultural Wellness Program offers linguistically appropriate culturally sensitive counseling to immigrants and refugees for crises related to life in Canada or personal circumstances.
  • Services include counseling and follow-up, information and referral to other social services, advocacy, and education and awareness on adaptation issues and culture shock are offered in a variety of languages.

N.E.E.D.S Inc.
251- A Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3B 1N8
Phone: (204) 940-1260 Fax: (204) 940-1272
Contact: Selamawi 940-1267
E-mail counsellors@needsinc.ca
Web Site: http://needs.imd.miupdate.com/

There is a psychiatric nurse and counsellors at Needs Inc. to address the special needs of war affected children and youth who are school age.

Nor’West Community Health Centre 
A Woman’s Place
200-323 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB, R2X 2T4
Phone: (204) 940- 6624
Fax: (204) 940-1971
Contact: Kim Storeshaw
Immigrant Women’s Counseling Services (IWCS)
Phone: (204) 940-2172

A Woman’s Place Program offers support workers for women in high need/high risk situations and accompaniment to access community services based on an assessment of need. Female interpreters trained in legal and medical terminology and domestic violence issues are available.

New Immigrant Chai Centre Inc. 
Chai For Men
356 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2J9
Phone: (204) 415-2550
Email: info@ccwpg.com
Web Site: www.ccwpg.com

We have many volunteers who are a mix of long time Canadians from many different backgrounds and careers. Some of the fundamentals of Canadian life that we cover include dealing with culture shock, financial decisions, health care issues, and rights and responsibilities of living in Canada.

The Cross Cultural Mental Health Specialist

  • Provides assistance to persons 18 years of age or older with mental health difficulties who may be refugees or recent immigrants to Canada and experience language or cultural barriers that limit their access to or use of other services.
  • There is no waiting list for clients to be assessed by the Cross Cultural Mental Health Specialist. Clients can often be seen within a 48 hours period. This specialist can provide brief therapy for clients, case management for assessment of client needs, planning for service and to provide interventions as well as supportive counseling on an ongoing basis. This specialist consults or refers to the community psychiatry consultation service as needed.
  • To apply for a cross cultural mental health services for your client you must apply through the central intake. However service providers can contact the cross-cultural mental health specialist directly for consultation purposes.

The Family Centre
01-393 Portage Avenue, Portage Place
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6
Phone: (204) 947-1401
Fax: (204) 947-2128
Email: staff@familycentre.mb.ca
Web Site: www.familycentre.mb.ca

We provide comprehensive family support services including assessment, information, advocacy, case co-ordination and/or management, support through a transition or crisis to families with diverse needs.

WRHA Cross Cultural Mental Health Specialist
Ms. Laura Coogan
763 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3G ON2
Phone: (204) 940-6654
Fax: (204) 940-2644
E-mail: lcoogan@wrha.mb.ca

Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD)
825 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M5
Tel: (204) 975-3010
Toll-Free: 1-866-282-8041
Fax: (204) 975-3073
Web Site: http://smd.mb.ca

  • SMD provides children and adults in Manitoba with manual and motorized wheelchairs. SMD Wheelchair Services also repairs and provides maintenance service.
  • SMD’s Adult Services provides training and support that enables adults living with a disability to live as independently as possible. Children’s Services at SMD provide support and education services for children with disabilities from the time they’re born to the time they are twenty-one years old.

Family Foundations
51 Morrow (St. Vital)
Winnipeg MB R2M 1A5
Phone: (204) 946-9153
Fax: (204) 946-9154
Contact: Tamara Pidhirney, Healthy Baby facilitator
E-mail: tpidhirney@mts.net

  • Family Foundations is a Healthy Baby Community Support Program offered weekly on Thursdays form 1:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Parents share information about caring for infants through games, casual conversation and guest speakers. Onsite childcare, snacks and more are provided free of charge.

Health Sciences Centre
Women’s Health Program
Contact: Alison Lorimer, RN
Room WR005
Phone: (204)787-2524 pager 6289
E-mail: Alorimer@exchange.hsc.mb.ca

  • It is helpful for program staff to be made aware of interpreter requirements ahead of time so that a certified interpreter can be arranged.
  • Pertinent medical or psychosocial information on a client’s religion or culture that require a female physician in attendance should be noted including any history of sexual trauma or rape if possible.
  • Pregnancy counseling and therapeutic abortions by physician and self referral: 787-1960
  • High Risk Pregnancy by physician referral: 787-1781 or Fax at 787-2876
  • Breastfeeding Clinic Drop-in Thursday’s from 1300-1500 WS-015
  • Gynecology by physician consult or by self-referral 787-1781 or Fax at 787-2876
  • Family Planning Clinic self or doc referral: 787-1781 or Fax at 787-2876
  • Adolescent prenatal by self and doc referral: 787-1781 or Fax at 787-2876
  • Colposcopy by physician referral with abnormal PAP smear: 787-1961 or fax 787-2314
  • Routine prenatal care by self or doc referral: 787-1781 or Fax at 787-2876

Healthy Start for Mom & Me
400 Edmonton St. Second Floor
Winnipeg MB R3B 2M2
Phone: (204) 949-5350
Fax: (204) 949-4800
E-mail: healthystart@mts.net
Web Site: www.mflohc.mb.ca
Contact: Karen or Laurie to arrange classes

  • This Program offers special pre and postnatal classes for newcomers who do not speak English. Interpreters can be arranged to provide assistance.
  • New or expectant families will learn about having a baby in Canada. A nurse and dietician will be available to answer questions.
  • Classes are offered two Mondays per month from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.
  • Participants will receive a snack, bus tickets if needed to attend class, and milk coupons for mothers during their pregnancy and for six months after the baby is born, on-site babysitting for children under 5 years of age

Sexuality Education Resource Centre (SERC)
2nd Floor, 555 Broadway
Winnipeg MB R3C 0W4
Phone: (204) 982-7800
Fax: (204) 982-7819
E-mail: info@serc.mb.ca
Web Site: www.serc.mb.ca
Contact: Anna Ling, AnnaL@serc.mb.ca, 982-7811

  • Staff and trained volunteers provide free and confidential information and assistance on an individual and group basis to immigrants and refugees on reproductive health, maternal/child health including pre-and post partum issues and sexuality education for newcomers.
  • Parent education classes (8-10 session) are provided in the Fall and New Year to help address intergenerational issues, cultural adaptation, family communication about sexuality, adolescent development and address the challenges for children growing up between two cultures

WRHA Midwifery Services
Midwifery Program Assistant
490 Hargrave St
Winnipeg MB R3A 0X7
Phone: 940-2185
Fax: 940-2690
E-mail: spelletier@wrha.mb.ca
Contact: Sylvie Pelletier

Midwives are trained health care professionals who provide prenatal, labour and birth and postpartum care including breast feeding support.

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