About the Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre

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Location

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West Wing – 3rd Floor​​

Hours & Contact

Monday
8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday
8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm​

Reception Hours
8:00 am – 4:00 pm​

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Phone: 416 603 5263
Fax: 416 603 5821​
(Please indicate "Attn: Al & Malka Green Artists' Health Centre" on all faxes.)

Matt Eldridge, Clinic Coordinator
Rita Aurelio, Client Clerical Support

For inquiries related to the Artists’ Health Centre, please contact the clinic coordinator, Matt Eldridge. Please note: appointment bookings can only be done by phone. Please do not send personal medical related inquiries to this email address.​

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What We Do

The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre is a facility in the Family and Community Medicine Program at Toronto Western Hospital. Equipped with an Acoustic Studio and Movement Assessment Studio with a sprung floor to aid in diagnosis and treatment. The Centre is the only clinic of its kind in Canada that specializes in serving the entire artistic community.

The Centre is an integrative outpatient clinic offering both medical and complementary care. Clinic services include acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, craniosacral therapy, registered massage therapy, MBCT group programs, naturopathic medicine, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and shiatsu therapy. There is also a Nurse Practitioner to care for all patients and access to a family physician.

The Centre’s team specializes in addressing the specific healthcare needs of artists providing a holistic approach to health within an evidence-based framework. Our patients include students and staff of post-secondary arts institutions​ and professional creative and performing artists of all ages. Through the Joysanne Sidimus Fund, services are subsidized for artists in financial need so they only pay a small fraction of the cost.

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Our Philosophy

Vision

Our vision is to have a positive impact on the overall health and wellbeing of professional creative and performing artists.

Mission

Our mission is to advance local, national and international standards of excellence in health care for professional artists through our activity in:

  • Patient Care – Delivering comprehensive patient-focused care that integrates comprehensive health care to professional artists.
  • Research – Conducting research specifically related to the health concerns of professional artists.
  • Education – Communicating our body of knowledge to professional artists and other healthcare providers.

Philosophy of Care

The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre recognizes that professional creative and performing artists belong to a unique occupational group. As such, their health concerns are often specific to their profession and to their particular emotional and socio-economic circumstances. At the Centre, professional artists have access to quality healthcare professionals who value health promotion and education. As such, our healthcare providers work in partnership with artists to identify and address their health care needs.​​​

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Services

  • Individual Psychotherapy*
  • Nurse Practioner
  • Physiotherapy*
  • Single-Session Psychotherapy
  • Practicum for Integrous Artists
  • Narrative Competence Psychotherapy Group
  • Emotion-focused Mindfulness Psychotherapy Group

*Treatments are fee-for-service as they are not covered by OHIP. Please refer to our current fee schedule.

Cancellation Policy

All patients who miss appointments and/or cancel with less than 24 hours notice will be required to pay the full-fee for their appointment. If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment please contact Rita at 416 603 5263.​​​​​

Health Information

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