Hillcrest Centre For Health

Hillcrest Centre For Health


Hi everyone! I have a few new followers here so I thought I would reintroduce myself.

My name is Dr. Andrea Picardo. I’m a Naturopathic Doctor and Birth Doula. I provide in-person care in Mississauga at Clarkson Family Naturopathic and in Toronto at Hillcrest Centre For Health. I will also be providing care in-person in Brampton for the summer as I am helping Dr. Andrea Gri, ND with her maternity leave. Otherwise, I provide virtual care for people across Ontario.

My areas of focus are hormonal health, pregnancy, and pediatrics but all conditions are welcome! My approach to care include nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, as well as supplements, botanicals, or acupuncture as indicated. The end goal is long term health, so we will accomplish this through small, sustainable changes!

If you had questions, feel free to DM me or we can chat over a free 15 minute discovery call!
Health is a family affair! ❤️

Sisters Diana and Alexandra are working together to keep things (and people!) running optimally at Hillcrest Centre For Health !

Alexandra is a Naturopathic doctor, and Diana has taken on the role of keeping the digital side of the business running.

We love to empower business owners to utilize digital tools that make their lives easier. Hillcrest Village BIA

We're a community-focused, education-based centre offering a wide variety of health care services & Each of our NDs have a special niche of practice.

We offer naturopathic care focused on a variety of health concerns including: men's & women's health; thyroid health; diabetes & metabolic syndrome; gastrointestinal health; and more. We also offer specialized intravenous nutrient therapy, psychological counselling services and community acupuncture. We have a beautiful herbal dispensary, built-in sauna for hydrotherapy, and a relaxing IV suite to

Operating as usual


IV therapy provides a fast absorption of nutrients in your body. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients are directly applied to your bloodstream to support your tissues, organs and whole being, in a faster and shorter period of time

Our practitioners are qualified to create a treatment for your unique needs!

Want to learn more about our IV therapy sessions, call us at 416.651.6602


This is for the guys out there 🙋🏽‍♂️🙋🏼‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏾‍♂️🙋🏿‍♂️

we know our society rarely focuses on s***m health. Unlike the eggs, s***ms continuously produce and replenish, making s***m very sensitive to everyday stressors; Adding to this, modern diets do not provide all the necessary micronutrients that are important for seminal fluid like:

What can we do?
Support our guys with prenatal vitamins! Studies recommend adding supplements at least 3 months before start trying to conceive, HOWEVER is never too late to start!

Using supplements to improve male fertility and s***m health can be a game changer! Remember it takes two to make a baby!

Check out our stories to know about our deals in male health supplements at our clinic🤩


Your afternoon reminder💚


At our clinic, our licensed naturopath doctors use some of the best and most reliable medical tests to understand the root cause of your symptoms or any imbalances that you might be experiencing.

From nutrient deficiency to hormonal imbalances, digestive issues and MORE! our NDs use these tools to support you during your healing journey

👋🏼To connect with a Naturopath Doctor at our clinic and discuss any concerns visit our website (link on bio) or give us a call at 416.651.6602


Meet our staff⭐️

Jimena is our Herbal Dispensary Manager, In-house Nutritionist and Reiki practitioner.

You can find Jimena at the clinic preparing herbal medicine, educating about our diverse products and supplements + supporting Zoraida at the front desk with appointments or other patients' inquiries

As an Integrative Nutritionist, Jimena's approach is to guide her clients to use food, herbs and energy as medicine. She specializes in women's health through the different stages of their life. She is passionate about menstrual health, conscious conception, and postpartum recovery

Jimena enjoys dance parties in the kitchen with her son, sunsets, the Pacific Ocean, and adaptogens potions with good conversations

Thank you for your work Jimena!

Photos from Hillcrest Centre For Health's post 10/27/2022

Hey Hillcrest community!
Spread the word📢!
Affordable acupuncture for everyone at Hillcrest Centre for Health!

Don’t miss this opportunity‼️
Our licensed Naturopathic Doctors are available every Tuesdays and Thursday from 10am to 6pm

To schedule an appointment write us at
[email protected] or call us at 416.651.6602


Meet our Staff⭐️

Dr. Al Vieira Naturopathic Doctor licensed in Ontario who earned a doctorate at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. In addition, he has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is both a Holistic Nutritionist and an Iridologist.

His goal as a doctor is to support patients who are experiencing pain or discomfort – whether it be physical or emotional. His approach is to identify root causes and provide treatments using evidence-based medicine. The treatments would be designed specifically for you. He truly believes in empowering the body to do what it knows best- and that is to heal. Ultimately, the treatments would support and enable you to live a more vibrant, energetic, and rewarding life.

Al Vieira speaks English and Portuguese fluently and is progressing with his Spanish-speaking skills. Al is very happy to be able to serve our community with Naturopathic medicine, acupuncture or IV treatments

Thank you for your work Dr. Al Viera!


There are less than 11 weeks left in 2022😱

With the end of the year comes the end of most extended health benefits plans! If these aren’t used by the end of the year, they often don’t carry over. Take advantage of them for yourself and your family.

Hillcrest Health Centre welcomes family members of all ages, whether it is for a general wellness assessment, reaching health goals that have been put on the back burner, or helping you manage an active health concern!

We provide:
🍃nutrition and lifestyle counselling
🍃bloodwork and lab reviews
🍃evidence-based supplement recommendations
🍃sleep and digestive support
🍃stress and burnout management
🍃immune support
and MORE

All our practitioners are available for 15 minute discovery calls‼️ take charge of your health NOW♥️



We are now carrying the gummies line from ⭐️

You can find at our clinic📍
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Zinc
- Iron
- Sommeil
- Active Multi (vitamin and mineral support)

Thank you Genestra 💚


Meet our team⭐️

Dr. Lara is a compassionate Naturopathic Doctor with a focus on
motivating and empowering her patients to create balance in all aspects of their health. She is passionate about helping people achieve wellness by addressing the root cause of their imbalance, blending modern, scientific knowledge with natural forms of medicine.
It is important to Lara that her patients feel heard and understood and
this informs every aspect of their treatment.

She has a special interest in gut health and is also passionate about women’s health, hormonal conditions, skin disease and mental/emotional wellbeing.
She uses evidence-based therapies to help her patients start feeling
their best, including IV therapy, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition,
acupuncture, bio-identical hormone therapy (including thyroid), and

Dr. Lara received an Honours Bachelors of Science degree in
Neuroscience from the University of Toronto and subsequently
graduated from four-year naturopathic medical studies at the Boucher
Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in British Columbia in 2014. In her
spare time she enjoys running, hiking, practicing yoga and spending time
in nature with her family

Photos from Hillcrest Centre For Health's post 10/06/2022

We bring back one of our favourite services for you🤩

Infrared Sauna Sessions are now available‼️
Tuesday, Thursday, Fridays 10am-5:30pm
Saturdays 10am-3:30pm

Support your body's natural healing process and book your sessions for the season. Use the link on our bio or give us a call at 416.651.6602 to enjoy the many benefits of an infrared sauna!♥️


Let us introduce you our seasonal favorite: Immune tea 🫖

Our in house product contains:
- Siberian Ginseng: which helps us prevent colds and flu, and increase our energy levels
- Astragalus: Protects and supports the immune and respiratory system. It's also great in supporting the liver
-Schizandra Berries : Great to treat coughs. As an adaptogen is consider a beautiful tonic to improve vitality
-Echinacea: Studies have shown that echinacea helps to shorten the duration of a common cold and flu, and reduce symptoms like cough, fever and sore throat
-Lemon Balm: Reduces stress and anxiety, and helps to promote restorative sleep
-Ginger: loaded with antioxidants and anti inflammatory
-Elderberry Flower: Used for swollen sinus, colds, bronchitis and flu

Teas are a very gentle way to absorb herbal medicine, they can be calming, nurturing and very balancing for this season🍂

Grab a bag of our immune tea at our St Clair W Clinic and make our brew a part of your self-care rituals this fall 🧡


May your health practices this autumn nourish your body, mind and soul🧡

We have amazing practitioners that can support you in the following areas:
-Naturopathic Medicine
-Nutritional Support
-Energy Medicine
-Doula Service
We have a beautiful and extensive dispensary and the best supplements to support your health and wellness through the season!

Come and visit us at 832 St. Clair Ave W or give us a call at 416-651-6602.


Meet our team 🌟

Dr. Andrea Picardo, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor and birth doula. She has a clinical focus in the 4 P’s: preconception/fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatric care.

She is passionate about enabling others to reach their full potential. She believes in equipping her patients with the information they need and empowering them to make informed decisions about their health. She is ready to support her patients every step of the way to help them meet their health goals and feel heard. She is ready to support:

- those struggling with reproductive health concerns (PMS, PMDD, PCOS, endometriosis, perimenopause)
- partners undergoing their fertility journey
- pregnancy (reviewing birth preferences, supporting the healthiest pregnancy, and providing in-person labor support
- postpartum care (ensuring proper assessment is being done, nutrition and sleep support, episiotomy and tear support)
- children (providing well-child checks, and supporting those with chronic skin conditions and allergies)

She provides community acupuncture on Thursdays from 1:30-5:30 pm. You can also book a free 15-minute discovery call to learn more about her services

Thank you Dr. Picardo for your work at the clinic!


Meet our team!

My name is Zoraida Alarcon and I am part of the Hillcrest Center for Health team. I'm from Colombia and I love serving people and helping them with anything they need.

At hillcrest center for health I work as an administrative assistant and receptionist. I am in charge of scheduling appointments, rescheduling them and offering the best space that works for our patients. If any patient needs support or a consultation, they just have to call me.

I love photography, the harmony between good habits and healthy living, and although I'm from South America I love Asian culture.

Thank you Zoraida for your work 💗

Photos from Hillcrest Centre For Health's post 07/12/2022

Photos from Hillcrest Centre For Health's post


The Community Acupuncture Program offered by Hillcrest Centre for Health provides high quality but affordable Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments to the community

⏰ The initial appointment consists of a 15-minute assessment followed by a 30-minute treatment. Follow up appointments will be offered on a“Pay-What-You-Can” model. The treatments can address a variety of conditions such as:

🧐Digestive concerns
🤔Menstrual irregularities
🤲 Fertility support and preparation
😌Stress management
😴Sleep challenges

More information coming soon!!! 😊

Co-Working Spaces | Commercial & Office Space for Rent | City of Toronto | Kijiji 05/10/2022

Co-Working Spaces | Commercial & Office Space for Rent | City of Toronto | Kijiji

Co-Working Spaces | Commercial & Office Space for Rent | City of Toronto | Kijiji Office / Treatment Room Rental available in Renovated Clinic on St Clair West $25/ Hr +HST. Minimum rental commitment 3 hours a week. Details: Furnished offices are available with or without a treatment table. Reception is available to greet any clients and show them to your office (no other recepti...




Wishing you a holiday celebration filled with family, friends, love & laughter! 🎊


Cheers to health, happiness, and prosperity in 2022 -


Good morning everyone! We have received several questions about our Spring Reset running from May 31st to June 27th. Here is Dr. Alexandra Hurtado, ND giving an impromptu breakdown on what to expect.

We are 4 days away from launch and super excited! It’s still not too late to register for the 4 week nutrition and healthy living program guided by Dr. Hurtado, ND and Dr. Picardo, ND.

Register at: https://www.hillcresthealthcentre.com/the-spring-reset-2021

Hope to see you there!!

Photos from Hillcrest Centre For Health's post 05/25/2021

Feeling rundown and unmotivated? Not being as regimented as you hoped? Join our NEW 2021 Spring Reset just in time for those sunny summer days!

Starting May 31st, Dr. Hurtado, ND and Dr. Picardo, ND will be running their month-long Spring Reset program! It will be 4 weeks of slowly getting back into the swing of things with accountability and guidance from our naturopathic doctors.

You can be an existing patient or a totally new patient. In the event that you are new to our clinics, Dr. Andrea will be providing a 20 minute intake with you to help tailor the plan to your needs.

What should you expect? Throughout the 4 weeks we’ll be doing a non-restrictive but clean nutrition plan and we’ll be introducing new challenges. We will provide support, guidance and fun ways to increase water intake, promote better sleep and encourage healthy living.

Sign up with link https://www.hillcresthealthcentre.com/the-spring-reset-2021

We can’t wait to see you there!

Photos from Hillcrest Centre For Health's post 09/26/2020

The phenomenally lovely Mara Bundi . For those of you who don't know, the Green Jar was founded by sisters Mara and Tannis and is a refillery selling many home goods such as and an assortment of environmentally friendly options. So lucky to belong on St.Clair West! 🖤🖤🖤 If you're in the neighbourhood, pop by and check them out in Regal Heights for your essentials!


In our new Hillcrest shared space offices, upgrading our knowledge on from a perspective by Dr.Rob Ayoup ND.

At Hillcrest, one of our passions is skin health! Knowing that one treatment does not fit all, we want to help patients feel more confident and healthy! 😊 Acne pops up for a variety of reasons ranging from digestive health to hormonal health and it's important to assess WHY it is happening before being treated.

Our new offices are almost ready to go and our renovations are mostly done! (It's taken us a bit longer than planned 😅 ) Stay tuned for updates on what's going on as we navigate the next weeks!

Timeline photos 07/23/2020

As naturopathic doctors, we take an oath.

This oath ensures that we:
👉 first, do no harm
👉act in cooperation with the healing power of nature
👉address the fundamental causes of disease
👉treat the whole person with an individualized treatment
👉teach the principles of preventitive medicine

It's important to us that our patients get the support they need as individuals with a diverse set of correlations in play. And it's also important to us that nature, both inside ourselves and outside ourselves, be respected.

Timeline photos 07/21/2020

.alexandrahurtadond cleansing the clinic (before renovating) by burning ceremonial given to us by one of our wonderful receptionists, Sara.

Palo Santo, bursera graveolens, or 'Holy tree' translated from spanish, grows in South America and is related to frankincense and myrrh. Similar to sage and cedar, it is said that it has energetically cleansing properties.

2020 got off on a bad foot but we're making lemonade out of lemons and have taken the time to renovate, add some products to our storefront at 832 St.Clair W and reach out to our community. Bad energy out, good energy in! There's still half of this year left to turn it around! 🤗🤗🤗 Let's do it together!

Timeline photos 07/21/2020

Clinic renos coming along! Many of you have asked when you can physically start coming in and our neighbours passing by are SO curious. Soon! We're aiming for August 1st. 😎😎😎 More info to follow in the coming weeks!

Timeline photos 07/18/2020

Our Instagram insights of who follows us.

Not surprisingly, it's 75%women and often women in child bearing years. Why does that not surprise us? #1 Because one of our clinic focuses is hormonal health and #2 because we see everyday that women come to see our practicioners to help them as they are stressed, losing energy and suffering from health issues. The interesting thing, is once you help someone to feel better and empower them to take control of their health narrative, they want to share that knowledge with those they love and others in need.

It means, that our second largest patient category (after children) is husbands who are not sure they want to be here! 🤣 Their wives are so happy with their own health improvements and want to share this with their spouse. It's so, so wonderful and so well meant but you can only show someone the way, you can't walk it for them. 😉

Who we are

Hillcrest Centre for Health is located in Toronto in the vibrant St. Clair West community in Hillcrest Village. We have been at this location for over 15 Years when our founders Alex and Flor Hurtado opened an herbal shop. In 2008, Their daughter Alexandra , a board certified naturopathic doctor, rebranded as a naturopathic clinic and wellness hub.

We believe in community and know that the health of the community starts with each and every one of us. Our mission is to bring balance and good health to our patients’ lives.

We offer naturopathic care, acupuncture, an intravenous therapy lounge, nutritional counseling, an infrared sauna, and an extensive medicinal loose leaf herb & tincture dispensary.

Our areas of focus include: women’s health, fertility, gastrointestinal health, hormonal health, skin health, thyroid health and more.

We speak English as well as Spanish and offer free 15-min consultations with our experienced naturopathic doctors to see if we are the right fit for you!

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832 St. Clair Avenue W
Toronto, ON

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

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