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What people are saying about Luther Court CHC

Karen Johnson-Lefsrud, chief executive officer, Luther Court Society –

“Our team is so pleased to be in this beautiful new space, with the opportunity to serve the community around us, and we are delighted to participate in the Ministry of Health’s advancement of community health centres in British Columbia. This expansion allows us to provide valuable primary-care services as part of a full-service community health centre. We are truly grateful for the support and encouragement of our partners, the Ministry of Health, Island Health and the Victoria Primary Care Network in making this possible.”

Leah Hollins, board chair, Island Health –

“We are delighted that the Luther Court Community Health Centre team have officially moved into their newly expanded and renovated clinical space. This dedicated team of clinicians and support staff are providing patients within the Victoria Primary Care Network with better access to comprehensive primary care. It’s been exciting to see this project transform into what it is today.”

Alix Arndt, interim CEO, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC –

“We look forward to the integration of the Luther Court Community Health Centre within primary-care networks to provide more timely access to health-care services while supporting those important long-term relationships and continuity of care that result in better health outcomes for patients.”

Luther Court Community Health Centre

Community Health Centres are typically community-governed, not-for-profit organizations. The services provided are tailored to meet the health needs of those individuals who would otherwise face barriers to care in the communities they serve.

  • Since 1979, the Luther Court Society (LCS) has offered an innovative model of care to improve the quality of life for seniors by providing housing options, care services and community interaction.
  • To support the centre, the Province is providing incremental annual operating funding of approximately $2.2 million, and provided approximately $2.1 million in one-time funding for the renovation costs.
  • The newly renovated space is 260 square metres (2,800 square feet) and includes a reception and waiting area, exam rooms, counselling room, team office spaces and a multipurpose room.
  • An affordable intergenerational housing project is also being planned.
  • Recognized as a local health hub, the expansion of the CHC within the Victoria Primary Care Network (PCN) is helping to increase access to primary care, health promotion and wellness services, further supporting the needs of the community.
  • Services available include:
    • Complex care for seniors, frail elderly, people with cognitive/dementia challenges and disabilities, patients living with cancer, and those needing end-of-life planning and care. This may require geriatric assessments, additional specialist support, case management, links to home care, nursing homes, palliative care, and hospital or home visits.
    • Chronic care for patients with complicated chronic conditions needing integrated medical care for assessment, treatment, and care management of such illnesses as cardiovascular, metabolic and chronic inflammatory diseases.
    • Mental health substance use for patients with acute and chronic care needs that encompass assessment, diagnosis and treatment options, including medication management, counselling and community service supports.
    • Acute and episodic care for attached patients requiring rapid access, same day and/or periodic interventions to address or resolve health issues or concerns. This includes an intergenerational patient panel, as well as the general community.