Shoppers Drug Mart pilots managed medical clinic in Toronto

Shoppers Drug Mart is opening the doors of its first managed medical care clinic in Toronto.

Named Health Clinic by Shoppers, the location is a primary care and family practice clinic that will provide patients with access to medical service.


Located at Lawrence Ave. and Dufferin St., this pilot of the first of three expected to open over the next year in the greater Toronto area.

“We know Canadians want and need more from their primary care. The world changed quickly and dramatically this year, highlighting the need for more accessible healthcare options for patients — whether that means extended hours and more convenient locations for in-person services, or virtual care services for all patients including those who don't currently have access to a family physician,” Jeff Leger, president of Shoppers Drug Mart said. “The Health Clinic by Shoppers combines convenience and technology in a way that is increasingly relevant to Canadians looking for health and wellness support.”

The company assembled a team of individuals with extensive experience in health clinic operations and management, and established a physician advisory board to support the design and implementation of this new health clinic model, the retailer said.

“The COVID 19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on both the way Canadians access health care and on how physicians deliver primary care to their patients,” Barry McLellan of the Health Clinic by Shoppers physician advisory board said. “Through an enhanced experience of consistent quality of care, convenient hours, technology-enabled and virtual care services all delivered in a modern clinic space, the Health Clinic by Shoppers is uniquely positioned to provide high-quality, patient-centered healthcare to Canadians.”