As Richmond continues to grow, so does our need to offer services and programs in the community that patients can access when they need it most. Our new Community Health Access Centre (CHAC), which will be located at 7671 Alderbridge Way, is a big step to allowing us to develop community-based services with integrated programming and care-provider expertise.
Richmond's new CHAC will sit as the cornerstone of this healthy, thriving community, and will become an SCSP hub for mental health and substance use (MHSU), as well as home and community programs. It will also serve as a home base for frail and elderly care and outpatient rehab programs.
Our new Alderbridge CHAC will simplify access to care, by creating a single, central location from which VCH operates a range of health care services. This will allow clients who access multiple services to do so at the same site, and ideally as part of the same visit. This is enabled by consolidating programs that are currently spread across the city into one location.
Our CHAC will improve the quality of care and health care outcomes for Richmond residents by supporting integrated care at the primary care level, and seamless, coordinated access to specialized services for those who require them. This is enabled by bringing service providers together on the same site, who care for the same population, and by creating a modern care environment that reflects design principles aimed at promoting health and wellness.
On August 26 construction on the third floor of the Alderbridge site officially began. Please note that all programs and services being offered at the Anne Vogel Clinic on the second floor will continue to operation as normal. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 604-675-3975. We appreciate your patience and support as we make the necessary improvements to the building so we can offer more services for our community.