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COVID-19 Testing Centres (York Region, South Simcoe & North York)

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Testing is available for anyone:

  • concerned they have been exposed to COVID-19
  • experiencing at least one symptom of COVID-19, or
  • at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their employment

Before you go

  • You must make an appointment to get tested at all locations.
  • If you can, bring your Ontario health card.
  • Call the location or your local public health unit if you have questions or cannot find one near you.

Where to go in York Region & South Simcoe

Barrie Community Health Centre
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
490 Huronia Road, Barrie, ON  L4N 6M2

Website: Barrie COVID-19 Assessment Centre
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Details:  Can test all ages. Appointment only. Visit their website to make an appointment. Located in the rear building behind the Huronia Urgent Care Clinic.

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Humber River Hospital Assessment Centre
Humber River Hospital
2111 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON  M3N 1N1

Phone: 416-747-5474
Website: www.hrh.ca/
Hours: Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Details: Can test anyone over 6 months old. Appointments only. Please see the information on the Humber River Hospital website for booking appointments online, or call (416) 747-5474 for general inquiries, information about booking an appointment or accessing your test results.
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MacKenzie Health
10 Trench Street, Richmond Hill, ON  L4C 4Z3

Phone: 905-883-1212 ext. 2004
Website: www.mackenziehealth.ca/en/about-us/get-the-latest-information-on-covid-19.aspx
Hours: Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Details: Appointment only; Call or visit their website to make an appointment. Can test anyone over 6 months old. Cannot test people over 20 weeks pregnant.
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Markham Stouffville Hospital
381 Church Street, Markham, ON  L3P 7P3

Website: www.msh.on.ca/about-us/covid-19-information-page#assessment
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Details: Can test all ages; Appointment only – visit their website to make an appointment; To get tested at Markham Stouffville Hospital’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre you must meet current OH guidance for screening and REGISTER online to book an appointment at https://www.msh.on.ca/clinics-departments/covid-19-assessment-centre#registration .
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North York General Hospital – Branson

555 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON M2R 1N5

Phone: 416-756-6000
Website: 
nygh.on.ca/covid-19-updates
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Details: Can test all ages. Please see the information on North York General Hospital’s website for booking appointments online. Or call 416-635-2509 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to book your appointment over the phone.
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Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
100 University Avenue, Orillia, ON  L3V 6H2

Phone: 1-888-589-4109
Website: www.osmh.on.ca/covid-19/
Hours: Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Details: Can test all ages. Appointments only. Appointments can be booked by calling 1-888-589-4109 from 8 am to 4 pm. or the website @  www.osmh.on.ca/covid-19/ Do not enter Rotary Place at the main entrance. Follow the signs and access the Assessment Centre through the dedicated entrance at the side of the building. Please follow the directions for exiting the building.
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Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre –  Covid 19 testing Centre
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
29 Sperling Driv, Barrie ON  L4M 6K9

Website: www.rvh.on.ca
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Details: Can test anyone over 6 months old; Appointments only. Drive-thru available. Assessment Centre location is the previous Barrie Police Headquarters.
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Southlake Regional Health Centre
474 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON  L3Y 2P3

Phone: 289-803-2199
Website: southlake.ca/covid-19/#assessment-centre
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Details: Appointment only. Call to make an appointment. The assessment centre is located in the Town of Newmarket’s Seniors’ Meeting place. Park at the rear of the building follow signs to entrance. Call 289-803-2199 to book an appointment.

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Stevenson Memorial Hospital
200 Fletcher Crescent, Alliston, ON  L9R 1W7

Phone: 249-501-0383
Website: www.stevensonhospital.ca/news/index.html?id=265 
Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.
Details: Can test anyone over 2 years old. Appointments only. Please call 249-501-0383 to book an appointment. Drive-through centre located in the back parking lot.

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SOURCES: york.ca and ontario.ca

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ASYR Annual General Meeting

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Please join us.

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The ASYR Board of Directors cordially invites you to attend the 2020 virtual Annual General Meeting.

When?

Thursday, November 26, 2020 beginning at 9:30 am.

RSVP

Please let us know if you can join us on or before, Monday, November 23, 2020. Confirmed guests will receive a link to join us virtually in advance of the meeting.

RSVP

Get your Flu Shot in North York this Weekend

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Visit North York Toronto Health Partners for updated information and clinic dates

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North York Toronto Health Partners Walk-In Clinic

Friday November 13  |  11AM – 4PM (or until vaccines run out)
(future dates to be announced here.)

  • Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave West, North York
  • Walk-in only. No appointment needed. Accessible. Free parking.
  • *Regular and High Dose vaccines are available!

North York Family Health Team Seniors’ Drop-In Flu Clinic

Friday November 13  |  8:30AM-1:30PM

North York Family Health Team Flu Clinic (by appointment)

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 12PM – 8PM

North York Family Health Team Drive-Thru Parking Lot Flu Clinic

Saturdays (weather permitting) | 10AM – 4PM

SAVE THE DATE! Charity Car Wash with Proceeds to ASYR.

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soapy sponge on car hood symbolizing upcoming chairty car wash with proceeds to ASYRThe Aurora Chamber of Commerce is holding a Car Wash in support of Addiction Services of York Region and the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.

The Car Wash is being sponsored by The Exterior Car Wash Company.

Join us on Sunday, September 20th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets are $20 each.

Get Tickets Here

RAAM Clinic Updates & Closures

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As the province begins the gradual reopening process, we are pleased to announce that our Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic at Humber River Hospital will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30pm – 4:30pm.

Clients must call and make an appointment, as walk-ins will not be permitted.

Please call (289)221-4839 to schedule an appointment, or for inquiries about any of our RAAM Clinic locations.

Updated: July 15, 2020


ASYR is committed to the health and safety of our clients, staff, and the community especially during these times of uncertainty. We are doing everything possible to keep safe options available to support individuals in need of care. At this time due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, ASYR has been informed that its Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinics will be closed at the following hospitals:

  • Markham-Stouffville Hospital
  • Southlake Regional Health Centre
  • Stevenson Memorial
  • Mackenzie Health

The RAAM Clinics operating out of North York General Hospital and Humber River Hospital are currently providing virtual care to existing clients only. We will continue to monitor developments, and provide information if there are any further changes to services. For further information, please contact the RAAM Information Line at (289)221-4839.

 

Updated: March 31, 2020

NYTHP Community Support for Frail & Vulnerable Populations

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Purpose

As part of the North York Toronto Health Partners OHT response to the pandemic, some of the Community Support agencies in the North York Toronto Health Partners OHT (Better Living, Carefirst, LOFT, Lumacare, North York Seniors Centre) are working together to provide coordinated support and services to frail and vulnerable clients based in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Target populations

The working group identified the following as high risk populations:

  1. Seniors and frail elderly including those who are isolated
  2. Marginalized people in quarantine and self-isolation including adults and families
  3. Newly discharged patients and clients at risk of returning to hospital
  4. Clients who become ill while in the community

Services covered

  1. Transportation to medical appointments*
  2. Telephone security and wellness checks
  3. Meals, grocery and comfort package delivery*
  4. Pharmacy delivery*
  5. Personal Support, Home Making and Laundry Services*
  6. Social Work and Counselling Services
  7. Care Coordination
  8. Behavioural consultation for adults with responsive behaviours

*Please NOTE: some services require a co-pay.

Access

The central number for the COVID-19 NYTHP Support Hotline is 416-447-5200.

A team of Intake Specialists will triage the calls and refer clients to the agency best suited to meet their needs. Referrals will be sent to the agencies based on client need, language and geography as well as capacity and resources at the agencies.

To Make a Referral to the NYTHP Community Support Hotline:

  1. Call 416-447-5200
  2. Speak with one of our Intake Specialists or leave a message and have your call returned within one business day
  3. Outline your need, issue or concern
  4. Provide your contact information or the service recipient’s contact information
  5. We will then have the agency best suited to meet your needs call you back

EYRND OHT COVID-19 Response Communication

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EYRND OHT COVD-19 support services for vulnerable populations

Purpose:

To ensure the basic needs of our community’s most vulnerable population continue to be met the Eastern York Region North Durham (EYRND) Ontario Health Team (OHT)  and other local agencies have come together to create a simple one-stop shop for high-risk individuals and their health care providers to access essential services during COVID-19.

Agencies include Alzheimer Society of Durham Region, Alzheimer Society of York Region, Brock Community Health Centre, Carefirst, CHATS, Community Care Durham, Durham Region, Entité 4, LOFT Community Services, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Region of York, SE Health, York Support Services Network and Krasman Centre.

Together, we have identified priority populations and service needs, building on existing community supports and implementing innovative measures to help older adults and vulnerable adults with disabilities, including mental health and addictions, and dementia and their caregivers manage through the pandemic and social isolation.

Identified Priority Populations:

  • Seniors and frail elderly including those who are isolated with complex care needs
  • Marginalized people in quarantine and self-isolation including adults and families
  • Newly discharged patients and clients at risk of returning to hospital
  • Older adults who become ill while in the community
  • Informal caregivers overwhelmed by additional challenges of caring for loved ones while sheltering at home

Priority services:

  • Local transportation to medical appointments
  • Telephone security and wellness checks
  • Social work and counselling services
  • Caregiver support services
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Grocery and pharmacy shopping, pick up and delivery
  • Personal support and homemaking services
  • Care coordination

*Note: Fees may be associated with some of the above listed services.

HOW DO I MAKE A REFERRAL?

To make a referral for a person in need or yourself, call 1-877-452-4287 or visit https://eyrndoht.covidresponse.ca/

An intake specialist will triage the request and refer individuals to the appropriate agencies based on client need, language and geography as well as capacity and resources at the agencies.

To make a referral for COVID-19 Support Services:

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ASYR Temporarily Moving Towards Virtual Care Due to COVID-19 Safety Measures

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Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) is committed to the health and safety of its staff, clients, visitors and their loved ones. With COVID-19 and the rapidly changing environment, all ASYR offices are closed to the public. However, ASYR will continue to provide support to new and existing clients through telephone, virtual face-to-face visits, and other electronic means and are still accepting calls and referrals for service.

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If you are new to ASYR, please call (800) 263-2288 or (905) 841-7007, ext. 322 and leave a message.

If you are a client, please feel free to call/text your counsellor, case manager, peer support or nurse. They would be pleased to assist you in whatever way they can. If you do not know how to reach your counsellor, case manager, peer support or nurse, please call (800) 263-2288 or (905) 841-7007, ext. 321 and leave a message.

Staff will be picking up messages every day and will do their best to return your call within one business day.

If you are in crisis, please call 1-855-310-(COPE) 2673 or (TTY) 1-866-323-7785 or 911.

Thank you for your understanding.

Scheduled Back on Track Workshops Cancelled / Future Workshops Postponed Until Further Notice

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Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) remains committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, service users, and the community. Due to ongoing developments related to COVID-19, all scheduled Back on Track Workshops have been cancelled, and future workshops have been postponed until further notice. Back on Track assessments and follow-ups will still continue, but will be conducted by telephone only. If you would like to book an appointment for an assessment or follow-up, or if you would like to find out more regarding changes to our programming, please call our Back on Track Voicemail System at (800) 263-2288 or (905) 841-7007, ext 331.

All About the North York Toronto Health Partners

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ABOUT US

The health-care landscape is undergoing a period of significant change and renewal.  A key component of this transformation is the creation of the new Ontario Health Teams (OHTs), which are part of a new model of organizing and delivering services in local communities. As a result, North York Toronto Health Partners was formed to fulfill the mandate of providing integrated health care for a defined patient population within our community. While the goal of these teams is to care for entire populations, North York Toronto Health Partners will start by focusing on patient groups with more complex and higher needs, including frail seniors, those with mental health and addiction issues, and those at end of life.

OUR VALUES

In pursuit of high quality integrated health care, the North York Toronto Health Partners will be guided by the following values:

  • Person, Family and Caregiver-Centred 
  • Collaboration
  • Efficient
  • High Quality
  • Accountable
  • Equitable 

MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS YEAR ONE INITIATIVES

  • Open a 2nd Clinic for Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine (RAAM)
  • Centralized Intake process for Mental Health and Addictions
  • Mental Health and Addictions Help-Desk for 24/7 Support

For more information, please visit the North York Toronto Health Partners website.