Community Health Services (Regina) Association Ltd., a not for profit charitable health care co-operative was founded in 1962 by pro-medicare doctors and citizens. The Association operates the Regina Community Clinic. It is one of four similar associations in Saskatchewan united under the Community Health Co-operative Federation.
In 1962, Saskatchewan health care co-operatives were created during the crisis brought about by the provincial government’s implementation of a universal health care system and the doctor’s strike. It was at this time of turmoil that communities took matters in their own hands. To meet their own health care needs, concerned citizens formed health care co-operatives and before the end of the strike, community clinics were formed around the province.