Welcome to Bloom
Bloom, a member of the WellFort family, is committed to providing treatment, care, and support to individuals living with, affected by, or at risk of Hepatitis C and/or HIV across the Region of Peel. We offer free and confidential HIV and Hepatitis C testing. We work collaboratively with clients in a community integrated manner to offer holistic care with the goal of improving physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. We seek to build partnerships with Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations, AIDS Service Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, etc. towards addressing the needs of those living with or affected by Hepatitis C and HIV.
Our priority populations are: People who use drugs, People involved in the correctional system, People who are homeless or under-housed, Aboriginal peoples, Street-involved youths, and People with tattoos and/or piercings.
Our dedicated team consists of a Nurse Practitioner, Counsellor, Education and Outreach Worker, Client Support Worker, and Program Coordinator.
In February 2010 the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) implemented its Hepatitis C Strategy. The strategy created 16 Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Teams across Ontario to ensure a coordinated, comprehensive approach to the treatment and support of those living with or those at risk of acquiring Hepatitis C. The MOHLTC AIDS Bureau and Hepatitis C Secretariat (AIDS/HEP C Program) approached Bramalea Community Health Centre (Bramalea CHC) to operate an HCV team that would also act to support individuals living with or affected by HIV. As a result, on April 1, 2012, Bramalea CHC began operating Bloom Clinic.
At Bloom we offer:
- HIV and Hepatitis C Testing
- HIV and Hepatitis C Treatment
- Connections with Specialists and the Broader Healthcare System
- Support Services
- Support Groups
- Peer Support
- Health Promotion and Education
- Needle Exchange
WellFort Celebrates its 10th Anniversary!
A Client Story
Barry has been our client since 2015. Bloom Clinic was just there when he needed a little help. Life hasn’t been easy for him but he fought all his battles. Now he is at a very nice place, enjoying his life with Toto, his inseparable furry friend.
Barry has always been nice, kind and positive every time he reaches out to us to see how we are doing. He puts smile on my face when I see his email signature: "Barry and Toto".
Harm Reduction & Outreach - Bloom Clinic
Partners representing the Brampton/Etobicoke and Area Ontario Health Team (OHT) came together to celebrate a significant milestone in local health car