HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health

Contact Information
Office Phone Office 519-763-2255 * Medical Clinic 519-780-5298
Toll Free Phone Office 1-800-282-4505 * Medical Clinic 1-877-780-5298
Fax 519-763-8125
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Primary Contact Tom Hammond, Executive Director; Phone: 519-763-2255 ext 129; Email:
Agency Information
Description (Agency) A confidential, safe and non-judgmental support to persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families, friends and partners. Provides AIDS support, education, prevention, treatment and community development programs and advocate on behalf of individuals and/or groups affected by HIV. ARCH Clinic provides HIV medical treatment and care.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1989
Funding Provincial - Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ; Federal - Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) ; Grants - Ontario Trillium Foundation ; Donations - Private and Corporate ; United Way - Guelph/Wellington ; The Ontario Trillium Foundation
Elections September
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) ARCH Clinic:  
* healthcare team of doctors and nurses provide a continuum of care for people living with HIV. Transgender health care is also available. 
* lab services are available on site for bloodwork - be advised that in order to ensure that blood specimens arrive at the laboratory by the cut-off time blood samples must be drawn by 3:30 pm 
*clinical services only for people living in Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin, Kitchener-Cambridge-Dufferin and Grey-Bruce Counties 
Support Services:  
* counselling for persons living with HIV/AIDS to assess needs and establish a continuum of support services  
* practical support: transportation to medical appointments, limited financial assistance, home and hospital visits  
* complementary therapies 
* benefits counselling and advocacy to facilitate access to government benefit programs (Trillium, ODSP, CPP, Ontario Works)  
* treatment information 
African-Caribbean Community Development:  
* form partnerships with the A-C ethnocultural associations to partner in capacity building and community development to address the issues related to HIV/AIDS and newcomers 
Education Program:  
* non-judgmental, accurate information about HIV/AIDS and related topics delivered through workshops, seminars, HIV/AIDS information line, brochure distribution, peer education training. Hosts Trans Drop-in programming on Tuesdays. 
Capacity Building Program: 
* aims to empower individuals living with HIV/AIDS, promote healthy relationships, strengthen overall well-being of HIV + individuals 
Harm Reduction:  
* to reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitis B and C, encourages safer drug use and safer sex, provides access to health and social service agencies, offers support to drug users, and provides education (new syringes, safe needle delivery, sterile water, alcohol swabs, latex condoms, lubricant and other harm reduction materials provided as needed) 
Needle Exchange Program:  
* distribution of harm reduction materials including syringes, water, filters, swabs, ties, Naloxone; Sharps containers for safe disposal of used needles. 
Women's Community Development: 
* aims to build local community capacity to respond to women's HIV and AIDS prevention needs and to improve the quality of life for women living with or affected by HIV and AID 
Youth Outreach: 
* a peer-based outreach program 
Testing and Immunization Clinics:  
* anonymous and confidential HIV testing, Hep B/C testing, some STI's; Hepatitis B immunization as well as Hepatitis A for those involved in high risk activities 
* testing offered every Monday afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 pm and the first and third Monday from 4:30-6:00 pm. Testing is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hours Office: Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm (closed for lunch from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm) * Fri 9 am-1 pm * call to schedule appointments outside office hours and/or at alternative locations 
Clinic: Tue-Thu, 9 am-4 pm 
Testing and Immunization clinic:  
* Mon 1:30 pm-3:30 pm * first and third Mon of the month 4:30 pm-6 pm 
* no appointment required  
* testing courtesy Dufferin-Wellington-Guelph Public Health  
* see website for any changes in scheduling
Areas Served Bruce County ; Cambridge ; Dufferin County ; Grey County ; Halton North ; Kitchener ; Waterloo ; Wellington County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees Membership - available ; None - for services
Site Information
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
77 Westmont Rd, Unit 110
Guelph, ON N1H 5J1
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Intersection Westmount Rd and Speedvale Ave W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
Service Categories AIDS/HIV Prevention Counselling ; AIDS/HIV/STD Prevention Supplies ; Disease/Disability Information ~ AIDS/HIV ; General Benefits Assistance ~ AIDS/HIV ; General Laboratory Tests ~ AIDS/HIV ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ AIDS/HIV ; HIV Testing ; Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs ; Safer Sex Education ~ Harm Reduction Perspective

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