Seasonal Agricultural Workers Health Clinic


Since 2019, the Welland McMaster Family Health Team, as a member of Niagara Migrant Workers Interest Group (NMWIG), has been proud to offer primary health care services to Seasonal Agricultural Workers in the Pelham area. These temporary foreign workers are a vital part of our economy and an important part of our community. Many SAWs return to the same farm year after year and spend many months of the year in Canada, working long hours, 6 days per week. Their long working hours and rural location mean that they don't have easy access to healthcare services.

The Welland McMaster Family Health Team, in partnership with the Fenwick United Church at 1050 Church St. in Fenwick, provides health clinics for SAWs every-other Sunday afternoon from May through September. Interpreters are on-site to provide English-Spanish translation. 

Workers can be seen with or without a scheduled appointment. Walk-ins are on a first come, first served basis. To book an appointment, text 905-321-0088 via WhatsApp, Monday to Friday, and the Health Educator will respond within 24 hours to book your appointment. Messages can be sent in English or Spanish.


2024 Clinic dates:

May 5, 19

June 2, 16, 30

July 14, 28

August 11, 25

September 8, 22

October 6, 20

For additional information about where local Seasonal Agricultural and Temporary Foreign Workers can receive health care services, visit this website created by Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW): https://www.ohcow.on.ca/worker-perspective/temporary-foreign-agricultural-worker/accessing-medical-clinics-in-ontario/