Paul Caulford, Jennifer Andrade
“Our inquiries uncovered empirical evidence that Scarborough’s uninsured experienced health care access inequities, health disparities, nancial hardships, and delayed acculturation. Scarborough’s only community health centre (CHC) reported a waiting list of 3000 unin- sured newcomers seeking access to health care.
In May 2000, an interprofessional team of primary care providers and community workers responded by establishing 2 community-based, volunteer-run health clinics in Scarborough to provide free front-line health care to this vulnerable group. We have since recorded more than 20000 patient visits…”