Frequently Asked Questions
- Will Bramalea CHC accept people in emergency medical situations? (For example a child who just fell and broke his arm.)
We are a primary care office, not an emergency or urgent care facility. In this situation, we would direct the client to a more appropriate care provider.
- What is an 'under-resourced' family? A newcomer? Someone at risk of homelessness?
Please see definitions of our priority populations.
- Will we accept visitors as clients?
Our services are for residents of Bramalea.
- Do we accept people without health insurance?
Yes, people without OHIP can access our primary health care services.
- Will Bramalea CHC pay for prescriptions? Lab tests? Specialist care?
We have limited funds to cover essential lab tests and/or specialist care. This will be determined by the client and health care team. Unfortunately we do not have funding to cover prescription costs.
- Do youth need parental consent to become a client/or participant?
No, legally youth do not need parental consent to become a client of the centre and access primary health care. Health promotion programs and initiatives may involve parents and families depending on the circumstances.
- Can I keep my family doctor and still come see a doctor at a CHC if I need/want to?
No, unfortunately you cannot access our primary health care services if you already have a family doctor.