Covid19 (Novel Coronovirus)

New Novel Coronavirus testing assessment centres in the GTA have opened including:

Humber River Hospital
Address: 2111 Finch Ave. W.

Hours: Monday to Friday; 12 p.m. (noon) to 8 p.m.

Telephone: 416-747-6740

Note: Patients who are being assessed for COVID-19 are directed to use the West Entrance only.

For more information, visit the Humber River Hospital website Opens in new window.

Michael Garron Hospital
Address: 825 Coxwell Ave.

COVID-19 Assessment Centre:outpatient clinic location in D-wing, 1st floor; accessed from Mortimer Avenue. By appointment only.

Hours: 7 days/week,  12p.m. to 8 p.m.

Telephone: 416-469-6858

Note: The Assessment Centre is not open for walk-in visits. Please call ahead to book an appointment: 416-469-6858. Community members with potential COVID-19 symptoms who feel they need to be assessed for COVID-19, should phone the Assessment Centre. On the call, patients will be screened for travel and contact history and symptoms, and guided to self-monitor, self-isolate at home, come to the Assessment Centre, or go to the Emergency Department. Upon arrival to the Centre, following screening, patients will be assessed by a physician and/or nurse and tested for COVID-19 if the assessment indicates that it’s required. Only patients who meet certain criteria will be tested for COVID-19. The test is similar to that of other respiratory illnesses and involves taking a sample from the back of the nasal cavity with a swab. Toronto Public Health will follow up with those who test positive for COVID-19.

For more information, visit Michael Garron Hospital website Opens in new window.

North York General Hospital
Address: Hospital Emergency Department, Ambulance Bay, 4001 Leslie St.

Hours: 7 days/week; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Note: Patients will be screened for travel, contact history and symptoms upon arrival to the ED and if appropriate will be directed to the Assessment Centre through a separate entrance. Only patients who meet certain criteria will be tested for COVID-19.

For more information, visit the North York General Hospital website Opens in new window.

Scarborough Health Network – Birchmount Hospital
Address: 3030 Birchmount Rd.

Hours: 7 days/week; 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Note: Pre-register online if you have symptoms including fever (over 38° Celsius), and/or cough (new or worsening), shortness of breath; AND you have been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days before your symptoms began, through travel outside of Canada, close interactions with someone who has COVID-19, close interactions with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 and recently travelled outside of Canada or to an impacted area within Canada.

For more information, visit the Scarborough Health Network – Birchmount Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Centre website Opens in new window.

Unity – St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Address: 30 The Queensway, Sunnyside Building, Main Floor East.
Entrance off Sunnyside AvenueHours: 7 days/week; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last patient registered at 8:30 p.m.)Note: Patients should go to assessment Assessment Centre if: you have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days and have mild symptoms of coughing or upper respiratory illiness AND any of the following: Fever, Underlying health conditions, Are over the age of 60, Have had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, Work or have an occupation in an at-risk setting.For more information, visit the Unity – St. Joseph’s Hospital website Opens in new window.
Unity – St. Michael’s Hospital
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Address: 209 Victoria St.
Enter from the Shuter Street Door on the North East corner of the building

Hours: 7 days/week; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, visit the Unity – St. Michael’s Hospital website Opens in new window.

Women’s College Hospital
Address: 76 Grenville St. Use the North East entrance located on Grosvenor Street.

Hours:

  • Open seven days a week; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Please note: Before coming to the Assessment Centre, take the online self-assessment or call Telehealth. Children under 2 will not be admitted to the Assessment Centre. Enter through the Northeast entrance on Grosvenor St.

For more information, visit the Women’s College Hospital website Opens in new window.

**Please be advised that the eligibility for testing at the assessment centres’ is often limited and appointments are often required.  It is therefore strongly recommended that you if you are considering to going, check their specific website and/or book an appointment.

Telemedicine

  • Avocare – A free patient portal for patients to securely message the front desk, or for your Doctor to share test results or an update on their availability with you.
  • OTN Videoconferencing Patient information- Your E-Visit Appointment for additional information. You also may be asked to download the Pexip Infinity Connect app on your smart phone.
  • HealthSource Medical after-hours urgent doctor-on-call telephone line: 416-536-6686 (Monday-Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm)

 

Mental Health
Anxiety BC – a comprehensive online resource for patient with anxiety; highlights include the Resource Documents section and the Mind Shift mobile app
Beacon 2.0 Depression Services – list of internet-based resources for depression that are based on CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) principles, including MoodGYM
Canadian Mental Health Association – resources on mental health including information on how to find help
ConnexOntario – free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness, or gambling
Drug and Alcohol Helpline – provides information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario
Gerstein Crisis Centre – a 24-hour community based mental health crisis service
Mental Health Helpline – provides information about mental health services in Ontario
Ontario Psychological Association Referral Service – a searchable database of registered psychologists for a variety of counselling needs
Psychology Today– a searchable database of registered psychologists for a variety of counselling needs
Psychotherapy Referral Service – helps match patients with a psychotherapist based on his/her individual needs
Self-Help Resource Centre – includes a directory of self-help groups in Toronto
Sleep Hygiene – helpful tips on improving sleep habits
TranQool – Online therapy via videoconference