Bringing health to where it’s needed
The Rotary Club of Toronto Sherbourne Health Bus is a mobile clinic that provides services to people who often face barriers to accessing healthcare. We focus on providing accessible care in a confidential and non-judgement way.
Who do we serve?
Health Bus services are available for individuals who often face barriers to accessing health care services, such as those experiencing homelessness or who are under-housed, substance use, sex work, mental health concerns and/or recent incarceration. We also support immigrant, refugee and newcomer communities; 2SLGBTQ community members; and people who face barriers connecting with their primary care providers.
Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team that includes Nurse Practitioners, Case Managers, Program Workers, and Community Support Workers and other specialized care providers.
- General health assessments
- Ongoing primary care
- Preventative screening and care
- STBBI, HIV and Hep C testing
- Wound care
- Overdose prevention (Naloxone) & harm reduction supplies
- Case management supports
- Community navigational support
- Form assistance
- Referrals to healthcare providers
- Safer sex supplies
- Hygiene supplies
No appointment needed!
Confidential, non-judgemental care.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Health Bus is a mobile health clinic that makes scheduled stops throughout the community. At each stop, you can board the Health Bus and access our services.
The Health Bus has stops throughout down town east Toronto. Have a look at our schedule for specific times and locations. Click here to see this month’s schedule.
You do not need an appointment or referral to access most of our services. You do not need identification to access our services. Please check the ‘Who we serve” section for information on eligibility.
OHIP is not required, however services may be limited to those without an OHIP card.
If you’d like to inquire about a potential stop in your area, please contact us.
We’ve been on the road for over 20 years!
In 1995, several leaders of the Rotary Club of Toronto had an idea for an innovative mobile health service that could bring care directly to those experiencing homelessness. They approached the Wellesley Central Hospital and offered to fund a fully equipped vehicle to launch a mobile health program. In 1996, the Rotary Club of Toronto Health Bus made its first trip. It was the first of its kind in Canada, offering a mobile health service that made stops directly in the community.
When the Wellesley Central Hospital closed in 2002, the Health Bus became a program of Sherbourne Health. With Sherbourne’s mission to provide equitable, quality health care, the Health Bus was a perfect fit.
In 2005, when the vehicle needed to be replaced, the Rotary Club funded the second generation, which provided services in Toronto for over a decade.