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Shoppers Drug Mart Company pilots first managed medical clinic in Toronto

The clinic is the first of three expected to open over the next year in the Greater Toronto Area

August 12, 2020  by CM Staff

Shoppers Drug Mart Company pilots first managed medical clinic in Toronto (PHOTO: Shoppers Drug Mart)

BRAMPTON, Ont. — On Aug. 12, Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. announced the opening of its first managed medical clinic in Toronto. Owned and operated by Shoppers Drug Mart, the Health Clinic by Shoppers is a primary-care and family practice clinic.

Located at Lawrence Ave. and Dufferin St., the new clinic is the first of three expected to open over the next year in the Greater Toronto Area. The clinic aims to make healthcare accessible for patients with extended operating hours and increased technology, such as online appointment booking and virtual care options through Medeo solutions and electronic health records via the AccuroEMR platform.

“We know Canadians want and need more from their primary care. The world changed quickly and dramatically this year, highlighting the need for more accessible healthcare options for patients — whether that means extended hours and more convenient locations for in-person services, or virtual care services for all patients including those who don’t currently have access to a family physician,” said Jeff Leger, president, Shoppers Drug Mart, in a prepared statement. “The Health Clinic by Shoppers combines convenience and technology in a way that is increasingly relevant to Canadians looking for health and wellness support.”

The company also announced that it has assembled a team of individuals with extensive experience in health clinic operations and management, and established a Physician Advisory Board to support the design and implementation of the new health clinic model.

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“The COVID 19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on both the way Canadians access health care and on how physicians deliver primary care to their patients,” said Barry McLellan of the Health Clinic by Shoppers Physician Advisory Board. “Through an enhanced experience of consistent quality of care, convenient hours, technology-enabled and virtual care services all delivered in a modern clinic space, the Health Clinic by Shoppers is uniquely positioned to provide high-quality, patient-centered healthcare to Canadians.”