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Resources for PCN physicians

Refugee Health

Refugee Health Line: 1-866-286-4770

Connecting refugees:

  • Primary care providers (e.g., Refugee Health Clinics, Community Health Centres, Family Health Teams, Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics, midwifery practices, physician practices, walk-in clinics)
  • Specialists (e.g., obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and psychiatry)
  • Mental health service providers
  • Optometrists
  • Others

All health care providers interested in participating should contact the Refugee Health Line at 1-866-286-4770 to add their name, contact information, registration type (i.e., individual or clinic), address, service, number of prospective patients they are able to accommodate, length.

Resources for patients

COVID-19 Resources

Vibrant Healthcare Alliance

  • Free Rapid Antigen Take Home Test Kits available for pick up (in person)
    • Contact: (416) 486-8666, #0 for reception for hours of operation
  • Health and Wellness Series is offered on the following topics: (virtual)
  • Food Support Programs in response to COVID-19 (in person pick up)
  • Lending Device Program in response to COVID-19 (in person pick up)
  • Peer Support Groups for People with Disabilities Connecting Through COVID (virtual)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Engagement Teams – Need help or information to get your COVID vaccine (virtual, in person); Vaccine Engagement Team Ambassadors are available to assist individual(s) or groups

Don Mills Family Health Team

Virtual and in-office visits:

  • Dietary and COVID-19 Nutrition Counselling
  • COVID-19 Mental Health Counselling
  • COVID-19 Social Prescribing – Social Benefits and Support
  • Contact: Accepting health providers referral and self-referral; Call in advance to book appointment: 416-444-6161

Prenatal Resources

Otter Creek Family Health Organization

  • At Bayview & Eglinton (416-440-1880), Wilson & Bathurst (416-785-8412) and Yonge & Lawrence (416-782-4447):
    Prenatal Clinic (accepting new prenatal patients, In-person + accommodation for virtual visits available)
  • Postpartum Contraception (Post-delivery access to IUD insertions – referrals can be sent to Bayview & Eglinton, Wilson & Bathurst clinics)

Visit their website for more information


Don Mills Family Health Team

  • Pregnancy Clinic – every Friday, accepting new patients; virtual and in-office visits available (Referral from FD or NP needed)
    • Contact: (416) 444-6161

Unison Health & Community Services

  • Virtual: Baby and Me (for parents with babies aged 0-1 year) (Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 PM)
  • Virtual: Labour of Love Prenatal Program (Tuesdays from 1-2 PM)
  • Contact: (416) 924-1164 ext. 8719 or jcharron@sickkidscmh.ca

Wellness Resources

Vibrant Healthcare Alliance

  • Free New Books available for adults, youth, and children (in person pickup)
    • Contact: (416) 486-8666 ext. 239
  • Entertainment and Movie Night Sessions (virtual)
  • Virtual Health and Wellness Series on the following topics offered every other Wednesday, 2-3 PM (virtual):
    • Healthy Eating, Foods to help you stay hydrated
    • Telephone Trivia to Play, Connect and Socialize
    • Tips to Stay Healthy this Flu Season
    • Contact: (416) 486-8666 ext. 263, annec@vibranthealthcare.ca
  • Intergenerational Program (Fridays from 10-11 AM) – a variety of programs and activities (virtual):
  • Sexual Health Youth Clinic (in person)
    • Contact: (416) 486-8666, #0 for reception
  • Youth Sexual Health & Wellness Workshops are available upon request, no cost (virtual)

*NOTE: Health & Wellness Education workshops are available upon request, no cost


Sunnybrook Academic Family Health Team

  • Virtual Health and Wellness classes on the following topics:
    • Mindfulness Skills Program (September 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, 10 AM – 12 PM)
    • Contact: Karin Pereira at (416) 480-5274 to register

Health & Wellness Education workshops are available to all patients at no cost.


Unison Health & Community Services

Health and Wellness Classes

  • Healthy Living Program – biweekly, 10 sessions in-person with topics on high cholesterol, high blood pressure, chronic stress, obesity and high blood sugars
    • Contact: Camille Machado – 416-787-1661 ext. 3231
  • Nutrition 101: Good Eating for Good Health – monthly virtual sessions for those interested in learning on how to make small changes to create a healthful diet they can enjoy.
  • Fitness Programs – virtual and in-person fitness sessions all year round! Includes classes such as Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, and Gentle Fitness to achieve better health and improve balance, ease pain and increase flexibility

Don Mills Family Health Team

Virtual Health and Wellness classes on the following topics:

  • Healthy Aging Lecture – occurs monthly, every 2nd Tuesday, 1 – 2 pm
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) – starts September 2022
  • Registration is required. To register, contact Hong at 416-444-6161

Seniors Resources

Baycrest

  • Baycrest is offering some in-person appointments for Ambulatory Services. Visit their website.
  • The Interprofessional Primary Care Team partners with community family physicians to ensure equitable access to inter-disciplinary teams. The team is offering in-person and virtual visits in a variety of locations.

Don Mills Family Health Team

  • Healthy Aging Lecture (registration required) – 2nd Tuesday, monthly 1-2 PM (virtual)
    • Contact: (416) 444-6161

SPRINT Senior Care

Offers practical, low-cost services to seniors and their caregivers.

  • Meals on Wheels & other food supports
  • In-home services
  • Social Work support
  • Caregiver support
  • Dementia Care
  • Foot Care
  • Toronto Ride Transportation: (416) 481-5250
  • Virtual social, recreation, and exercise groups

Circle of Care

Providing low-cost services to seniors (55+):

  • Kosher and non-Kosher Meals on Wheels
  • In person: Home Care, End-of-Life Care, Adult Day Program, Case Management for Holocaust Survivors and Social Work
  • Virtual and In-person: Exercises Classes, Friendly Visitors, Caregiver Support, Phone Pal
  • iRIDE Plus Transportation (North of Highway 401) for rides and appointments to vaccination clinics at no charge

Unison Health & Community Services

  • Arthritis Pain Management Program (In-person at Lawrence Heights): For individuals experiencing arthritis pain or who have been diagnosed with arthritis by their family physician, this program intends to teach how to effectively manage the pain. This program is facilitated by a Registered Dietitian, Social Worker, Certified Fitness Instructor and Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist
    • 10 session program for clients who have a diagnosis of arthritis
    • Occurs every Monday and Wednesday from 10 AM-12 PM
    • To register: contact Camille Machado – 416-787-1661 ext. 3231
  • Seniors Online (Virtual and In-Person)
    • Are you interested in keeping up with digital technology?
    • Do you want to learn using digital device i.e., iPad to connect with families and friends?
    • Do you want to attend programs and meet your health care providers online?
    • Are you interested in working with teenagers to discover more digital knowledge?
    • Are you interested to share your life stories and wisdom with the younger generations?
    • If you answered YES to all of the above, sign up for the program TODAY!
    • To register: contact Albana Qatipii – 416-787-1661 ext. 3256

Mental Health, Substances Use & Addictions Resources

LOFT Community Services

  • Offering increased phone support, virtual appointments, service navigation, and resources to people experiencing mental health and addictions challenges during COVID-19 through The Access Point. Call Monday-Friday, 9 AM–4 PM

Central Toronto Youth Wellness Hub

  • Free mental health counselling service for youth and families. Walk-in is available for both in-person and virtually (phone/video)
    • Hours: Monday – CLOSED, Tuesday and Thursday – 2-6 PM, Wednesday – 3-6 PM, Friday – 10 AM-2 PM
    • Note: Appointments are required to monitor and control for space
    • Contact: (416) 482-0081 ext. 5, lumenus.ca

Family Navigation Project

  • A non-profit program that provides expert navigation of the mental health and addictions service system for youth (13-26) in the Greater Toronto Area. Youth or family members can reach out by phone or email.

Sunnybrook Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic

  • A non-urgent and short-term service for those seeking help for their substance use concerns. Please call or email to schedule an appointment during clinics hours. Walk-in appointment during clinic times are also accepted. No formal referral required. Please note: 1st initial appointment must be seen in-person during our clinic times. Follow-up appointments can be available in-person or virtually (on Zoom).
  • Peer Support Program: Join us for our virtual drop-in peer support group programs (Monday nights at 7-9 PM). Email for more details.
  • Clinic Location and Hours:
    • NEW! Vibrant Healthcare Alliance (The Anne Johnston Health Station) Mon 5-7 PM, Wed 9-11 AM
    • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (A-wing, Room A146) Wed 1-4 PM, Fri 9 AM-12 PM

Toronto Distress Centre HELP line

  • Provides emotional support services for those with chronic mental health problems, crisis intervention services, family violence response, suicide prevention services, and emergency intervention and response.
    • Contact: (416) 408-HELP (4357)

Toronto Seniors Helpline

  • Access a full range of services for seniors, including:
    • Help for seniors in crisis
    • Access to in-home care
    • Counseling over the phone
    • Support for caregivers
    • Contact: (416) 217-2077, torontoseniorshelpline.ca

Vibrant Healthcare Alliance

  • Harm Reduction Program & Services (in person, walk-in): Access to harm reduction supplies, education, resources and needle exchange. Distribution of condoms, lubricant, and free safer drug use supplies (stem kits, crystal kits, foil kits, injection kits) and naloxone kits. Outdoor 24-hour Needle Drop Box at 2398 Yonge Street for disposal of used sharps.
    • Contact: (416) 486-8666 for hours of operation
  • The Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) at Vibrant Healthcare Alliance: Non-urgent walk-in clinic for 18 years and older looking to access substance use supports (in person)

BounceBack

  • Telephone coaching with skill-building workbooks and videos for adults and youth 15+ with mild/moderate depression or anxiety; In multiple languages; clients can self-refer

Togetherall (formerly Big White Wall)

  • 24/7 online support from the peer community for adults and youth 16+ with mild/ moderate depression or anxiety; Anonymous; clients can self-refer

Hope + Me – Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

  • Telephone Peer Support (TIPS) Warm Line – Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
    • Contact: 1-888-486-8236
  • Virtual Peer Support Groups: General, Depression & Anxiety, Women, Men, BIPOC, Family Members, Youth & Young Adult, LGBTQ, Addictions, OCD, Bipolar, Neurodiversity. Registration required.
  • Managing Depression and Anxiety workshops
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan
  • One-on-one peer support and counselling: short term, goal focused up to 8 sessions. Intake required.
  • Drop-in one-on-one support: one-off session various times during the week. First come first serve, registration required.
  • In-person peer support group: every Tuesday 2 – 4 pm
  • Later in Life workshop for older adults. To register: hopeandme.as.me/laterlife
  • Youth and Young Adult specific programs:
    • Stop Drop and Talk: every Saturday 11 AM – 1 PM
    • Youth Living Well: every other Friday 6:30 – 8:30 PM

MindBeacon

  • Access to therapist guided mental health therapy for your patients (Ontarians) with depression, generalized anxiety, health anxiety, stress, insomnia, PTSD, chronic pain and more. Therapy provided via secure direct messaging through a computer or a mobile device. Offering:
    • Therapist Guided Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Protocols for over 12 mental health conditions
    • E-therapist who personalizes content to meet patient’s needs
    • 12 weeks of active therapy
    • 40 weeks access to content from the therapy
  • Contact: mindbeacon.com

Diabetes Resources

Vibrant Healthcare Alliance

  • The Mid-Toronto Diabetes Education Program provides services and support for adults with Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, and for those at high risk of developing diabetes. The program provides individual counselling sessions over the phone or in person and facilitates monthly virtual group education workshops.

SUNDEC – Sunnybrook Diabetes Education

SUNDEC is available for people with diabetes to assist them in living well through education, follow-up care and ongoing support. Client self-referrals and referrals from healthcare professionals are accepted. Virtual group education workshops include:

  • Managing Type 2 Diabetes Module 1, 2 and 3 (September 6th, 13th and 20th, 9:30-11:30 AM)
  • Pre-diabetes sessions (Session 1 – September 14th and Session 2 – September 21st , 9:30-11:30 AM)
  • Contact: (416) 480-4805, sundec@sunnybrook.ca

Unison Health & Community Services

  • The Diabetes Education Program provides FREE individual counselling and group education classes for people with Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. In person appointments and some remote service provision as appropriate. Our team consists of Diabetes Educators including registered nurses and registered dietitians who can help clients understand how to manage or prevent diabetes. The Diabetes Education Program does not have a catchment area. Anyone with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes is welcomed to attend our programs
    • Virtual 6-week Weight Management Program – Starts in September
    • Virtual presentations to assist with Diabetes management – some with fitness component
    • For more details contact: 416-787-1661 Ext. 3303, Fatima.hortel@unisonhcs.org