In partnership with Ontario Health Central Region, this clinic is now accepting patients for in-person assessment and swabbing.
Please make use of this community service. Same day or next day appointments available. Patients may self-refer or you can send them using the referral form below.
Where: 58-3176 Ridgeway Dr. (Near Costco on Laird Rd.)
When: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, 3 PM - 8 PM & Tue, 9:30 AM - 2 PM
How: Appointments can be booked online at https://pearlmedical.cortico.ca/book/covid--19-swab-test/ or by calling 647-948-8432.
If you are interested in filling shifts as this established COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinic, please submit your information and the lead physician will contact you directly.
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This clinic, the first of its kind, is now accepting patients for in-person assessment and swabbing. In partnership with Ontario Health Central Region, the clinics are funded through H-codes which will avoid negation should your patients need to be seen there.
Please make use of this community service. Same day or next day appointments available.
Where: 5010 Glen Erin Drive (Winston Churchill & Eglinton)
When: 7 days a week, 9 AM - 5 PM.
How: Appointments can be booked online at http://familycovidtest.ca/ or by calling 905-288-5900.
Thanks to our incredible members, the second MH PCN clinic is ready to open it's doors and will be accepting referrals very soon - we will keep you informed!
Don't forget you can also continue to use the Mississauga Cough & Flu Clinic (soon to be renamed COVID, Cold and Flu Clinic) at CarePoint Health, 120-2695 North Sheridan Way, 905-361-1448, Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM.
Since Ontario Health's reach out in early September, many things have been happening in the background to move this primary care-led model forward. We are excited to share that our MH PCN has been selected to become the first Pandemic Response Clinic sites in OH Central Region! In consultation with the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) the sites will all adopt the same naming convention of COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinics.
Thanks so much to the members who contacted us directly to offer physical space and/or staff. Our members have really come forward in showing what an organized and connected primary care sector can do. We appreciate each and every one of you.
If you are interested in picking up shifts at an established COVID, Cold and Flu Clinic in our community, please complete the appeal linked below:
Appeal: Mississauga COVID Cold and Flu Care Clinic Workforce
If patient/family palliative care needs are more complex or support is desired, consider the role of secondary level palliative care specialists (i.e. consultation, collaborative care/shared care, direct care).
Referral forms for both the Oakville CPCP and Milton CPCP have been updated. You can find the most up to date forms through the Mississauga Halton Palliative Care Network website.
Visit Mississauga Halton Palliative Care Network
Forms are linked below for your convenience:
Peel Region Paramedic Services have raised that they are still receiving at-home swab requests from primary care physicians and other community providers at their old fax number.
Please note that the Region of Peel's Paramedic Services COVID-19 At-Home Swab Request has been changed to 905-564-9511.
Complete the PRPS At-Home Swab Request Form + PHO Lab Requisition and fax both forms to 905-564-9511.
For more information contact Jennifer Yantha, PRPS Division Commander, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-678-3844.
Ontario Health Central Coordinates Evacuation Response in Peel Region
On July 21, Peel Region joined a growing list of regions across Ontario hosting groups of evacuees from the Northwestern Ontario First Nations communities threatened by forest fires. As part of its mission to coordinate health care, Ontario Health Central quickly organized a response among regional stakeholders to provide immediate and ongoing health-care coverage for 351 residents (number as of July 28) of the community of Cat Lake.
As in the first wave of most evacuations, which generally include vulnerable groups, initial arrivals from Cat Lake required various health-care supports, which are being provided – wherever possible – under the leadership of Indigenous groups and Indigenous health-care providers.
“This has been a wonderful example of an integrated response from across Peel Region,” said Neil Walker, Vice President, Capacity, Access and Flow and Interim Regional Lead for Ontario Health Central. “Indigenous health experts, primary and emergency health-care providers, nursing and support staff, all came together within hours to ensure the evacuees are given the care they require and deserve during this stressful time.”
The Cat Lake evacuees are being housed in hotel accommodations near Pearson International Airport, with third-party contractors providing food, transportation and security. While Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) remains the lead organization, EMO’s initial ask of Ontario Health Central was for a Registered Nurse presence, as well as the setup of an on-site primary health clinic. The response from Peel Region health-care providers has met or exceeded that request.
Ontario Health Central would like to recognize the extraordinary efforts put forward by health-care providers in Peel Region. It is also important to note that evacuation efforts are continuing and – in some cases – expanding. Continued cooperation and close coordination will be required to ensure the provision of quality health care to these evacuees.
“As they have throughout this past year, we remain confident that Ontario health-care providers, and their partners at the regional and provincial levels, will continue to rise to the challenge,” Neil continued.
Authored by: Jeff Hull, Communications Coordinator for Ontario Health Central
Primary Care in the Media
"The Ontario average for burnout was 2.83 - meaning staff across Ontario hover between being "under some stress" and experiencing "some burnout symptoms" - with many of the LHINs meeting the provincial average.... The Mississauga Halton LHIN reported 23.5 percent of worksers who felt "very much" burnt out."
Read the full article by Natasha O'Neill for The Pointer here.
"We have seen less preventative tests done to screen for illnesses, such as mammograms for breast cancer, tests for colon cancer detection and PAP tests for cervical cancer," said Dr. Sohal Goyal, a family physician and chair of the Mississauga Halton Primary Care Network, who spoke at the OMA briefing. "Less cardiac testing has been done to detect heart disease. Less bloodwork for disease detection like high cholesterol."
Read the CBC article here
Interview with Dr. Sohal Goyal discussing the OMA's survey at betterhealthcare.ca.
Listen to the segment on News Talk Sauga 960AM here.
Interview with Dr. Sohal Goyal. Peel Public Health, Credit Valley Family Health Team, and community volunteers join Mississauga Medical Arts to administer AstraZeneca vaccine second doses to patients. Truly a collaborative effort!
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