The health of clients and staff are our priority. Due to the COVID-19, at this time in-person appointments are available for essential urgent care only.
If you require care, please call our centre. Your call will be triaged to determine if you require an office visit or phone visit. Please do not visit the centre without an appointment.
All visitors to East End Community Health Centre will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the building. Please use the front entrance on Queen Street. The side entrance on Coxwell is closed.
All group activities are cancelled until further notice.
Health care providers may call from a “blocked” number – please answer.
If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please start by visiting the Ministry of Health website and taking their self-assessment. Please do not visit a COVID-19 assessment centre unless you have symptoms. If you are sick with mild cold or flu symptoms, you do not need to come into the clinic to be seen. You should stay home until your symptoms have resolved. If you have questions or concerns please call and ask to speak with one of our team.
East End Community Health Centre is not providing COVID-19 testing to the general public.
The closest COVID-19 Assessment Centre is located at Michael Garron Hospital.
Information about other COVID-19 Assessment Centres in Toronto is available at the following link: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-health-advice/covid-19-assessment-centres/
To ensure that anyone in need of care can receive it, the Ontario Ministry of Health is waiving the three-month waiting period for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage. Additionally, the province will cover the cost of COVID-19 services for uninsured people who do not meet the criteria for OHIP coverage. Together, these measures will ensure that no one will be discouraged from seeking screening or treatment for COVID-19 for financial reasons.
COVID-19 latest online assessment tool
How to Self Isolate
If you have questions about COVID-19, call:
Toronto Public Health Hotline
8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Health Canada Coronavirus Information Service: 1-833-784-4397
WHO Advice for the Public:
Includes myth-busters about coronavirus, instructions on when and how to use surgical masks, basic prevention strategies.
Health Canada Coronavirus Website:
Information about Coronavirus in Canada, Canada’s response, and travel advice for those planning or returning from travel.
Ontario Ministry of Health Novel Coronavirus website:
Guidance for Ontarians about COVID-19, provincial -level public health response, and testing. Coronavirus information sheet about coronavirus in many languages.
Public Health Ontario Website:
Instructions for how to self -monitor, self -isolate, how caregivers should self -isolate, how to clean surfaces, etc. Available in multiple priority languages.
Toronto Public Health website:
Information on risk of coronavirus in Toronto, advice for protecting yourself, city-level public health response, and who to call for help.
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan Website:
Information on the federal government's set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy, including details of income support programs and how to apply.
To keep our community healthy and safe, Michael Garron Hospital is issuing a challenge to all east end sewists to collectively make 1,000 masks a week. MGH is encouraging all east enders to wear a fabric mask when they need to be within six feet of other people, especially vulnerable populations and the elderly. Further information and sewing instructions are available at the following link: https://www.mghf.ca/mgh1000masks
Brad Bradford, Toronto City Councillor for Beaches - East York Ward 19, is providing regular, community-focused updates through his newsletter. You can sign up to receive these emails at this link: https://bradbradford.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=bab65733aaad6998bbf87459b&id=d222b79f57
Brad Bradford is also organizing a list of potential volunteers, and residents who might benefit from additional support, under the guidance of Toronto Public Health. Further information is available here: https://www.bradbradford.ca/community-response-to-covid-19/
CAMH has developed a website containing tools and information to help cope with COVID-19. It provides a self-administered stress test and also strategies on how to maintain mental wellness. http://www.camh.ca/covid19