SWITCH (Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health) is a registered charity and non-profit organization.
Westside Community Clinic
SWITCH made links with Westside Community Clinic and other organizations. A budget was written and funding confirmed from Primary Health Services and the University of Saskatchewan. Liability insurance from the University of Saskatchewan and Community Health Services were acquired. SWITCH started to get the attention of the media.
A Needs Assessment report, orientation manuals, policy manuals, and service agreements were created. Student liability assurance were arranged with SIAST and University of Regina. SWITCH continued to receive funding from various sources and confirmed registered charity status.
Staff and mentors were hired and contracted. Mandatory orientations to clinic and program operations were held for mentors and students as well as identifying those students who will play a key role in SWITCH shift operations.
SWITCH opened at the West Side Community Clinic for the first Wednesday shift. Grand Opening took place on Wednesday, October 19th.
SWITCH opened up its third shift on September 13, which was dedicated to Women’s Health. The services focused on prenatal care, contraception, sexually transmitted disease, annual pelvic exams, and menopause.
Due to unstable funding, SWITCH made the difficult decision of putting Saturday shifts on hold until sustainable funding was established.
SWITCH turns 10!
October 2015 SWITCH celebrates its 10th year in operation!
Saturdays are back!
Saturday shifts are reintroduced April 2016 with the help of a generous gift from the Durward Seafoot Estate and funding from the RUH Foundation!
1528 20th Street West Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z6
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