The mission of Stonechurch Family Health Centre (SFHC) is "to prepare outstanding family doctors create and disseminate knowledge, and advance and integrate the principles and values of Family Medicine".
For over 30 years Stonechurch has embraced the concept of primary health care, which encompasses a full range of service and care, from health promotion and disease prevention to curative, rehabilitative, and supportive/palliative care.
Stonechurch Family Health Centre is one of the three family practice units in the Department of Family Medicine and McMaster University. It is comprised of three health care teams. Clinical care services beyond office-based care include care to a multicultural mix of patients as well as care to patients who are residents of Participation House (a residential home for physically disabled adults), the Rygiel Home (a home for severely mentally and physically disabled adults), Regina Gardens (a nursing home), as well as St. Martin's Manor (a group home for pregnant adolescent women and their newborn infants).
Under the guidance of the McMaster Family Health Team, Stonechurch Family Health Centre (SFHC) is focused on building a culture of environmental sustainability. Through both the physical space, which is currently undergoing renovations, and operational initiatives such as recycling and energy conservation, SFHC continues to meet its goal of operating in a sustainable manner.