Women’s College Hospital

The Women’s College Hospital (WCH) Family Practice Health Centre provides care for women and men of all age groups — from newborns to the elderly. We are one of the largest clinics in Ontario, providing more than 54,000 visits per year to our patients. We are a Family Health Team and are fortunate to work together with nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, dietitians, a pharmacist, an occupational therapist, and a physiotherapist.  The family physicians at our site have wide and varied clinical interests including MSK care, women's health, low-risk obstetrics, GP-oncology, refugee care, addictions medicine, procedures, and more.  Many of our physicians are involved in primary-care research.  Selective experiences are available in many of our affiliated specialised clinical experiences.  As a site, we have a particular focus on low-risk obstetrical care, with approximately 600 deliveries per year.   We are a small, friendly and close-knit department, and we continue to be one of the busiest family medicine training units within the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.  The WCH program will expose you to both academic and community-based physicians for your clinical experience.

Women’s College Hospital was founded in 1883 by a group of women who, having fought for the right for admission into medical school, were still unable to obtain hospital privileges. Determined to practice medicine, they decided to open a hospital and medical school where women could practice and teach medicine while maintaining their mission to provide quality holistic care to women. The hospital is now staffed by both women and men. Its mandate has expanded to meet the needs of all patients and their families.

Teaching site facilities:

  • Fully equipped clinical examination rooms with computers, printers, and audio-visual technology for supervision
  • Consult room on each pod with computers, printers, white-boards for clinical review and teaching
  • Resident/trainee room with lockers, a lounge area, and computer workstations


77 Grenville Street, Suite 252
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1B3

Chief of Family Medicine

Dr. Ruth Heisey

The Area:

WCH is located downtown and easily accessible by public transit and car.