What's New

$130,000 Ontario Government Grant Gives Our Community Teaching Kitchen a New Look!
July 11, 2024
On Wednesday, local MPP Rob Flack met with the team at the West Elgin Community Health Centre to hear more about the $130,000 Capital grant from the provincial government's Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that was used to renovate the teaching kitchen.  This project improved the accessibility and functionality of the teaching kitchen for community members for years to come.  Below is the media release.

30th Anniversary Celebration Today
July 10, 2024
Rain or shine the party continues!  We will just bring the festivities inside!

Our Valued and Dedicated Staff
July 09, 2024
The Centre continues to "Tell Our Story" through a series called "Humans of WECHC".  The first few of many staff introductions are included today.  Meet Kristie, Rick, and Stephanie.

Dynacare Lab Services - Early Closing July 11, 2024
July 08, 2024
Dynacare Lab Services will be closing at 2:00 p.m. July 11th.  Please see below for alternate lab locations:

First Five Program - Grand Opening July 25th!
July 08, 2024
Grand opening event at the Centre on Thursday, July 25th 11:00 a.m.  Learn about our newly funded program providing wellness care to children ages 0-5 who do not have a primary care provider.

Close the Wage Gap Campaign
June 28, 2024
Close the Wage Gap is a campaign to draw attention to the growing wage gap between community health and other health sectors in Ontario.

Our Friend and Colleague, Shawn Rumble, Passed Away
June 10, 2024
It is with a heavy heart we confirm the passing of Shawn Rumble, Therapist. As his friend and colleague, we ask for some time for the Centre to grieve and to arrange for continued services for Shawn's clients.  Please know that our clients are very important to us and a representative from the Centre will be in touch with Shawn's clients as soon as we can.  Shawn will be greatly missed.

Rick van der Heide, Primary Health Services Director
June 04, 2024
As of June 1st Rick van der Heide officially takes on his new role as Primary Health Services Director.  This senior leadership position was previously held by now retired, Kate Dymock. With moving into a senior leadership role at the Centre and after nearly 20 years as our Chiropodist, Rick steps away from Chiropody at WECHC to begin this new chapter in his career.  Please help us congratulate Rick!  And, unfortunately, in the interim, chiropody services will not be accepting clients while the Centre explores service and recruiting options.

Centre Closed for Staff Event on June 12, 2024
June 03, 2024
The Centre will be closed all day on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 for a staff event.

Annual General Meeting
May 30, 2024
The West Elgin Community Health Centre's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 5:30 p.m. at the HUB in West Lorne.  If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Tuesday, June 18th by phone or email.  The details are on the poster below.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!