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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Originally posted Jan. 27, 2020. Last updated November 29, 2022

This page will provide updates on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as they become available. The Ministry of Health has released guidelines for primary care, along with posters. A website for healthcare providers is now live. You can also access information for the public on their site.

Annual Report 2022 (Reconnect and Reimagine: Moving Forward Together)

There is significant strain and challenges facing the healthcare sector. We can move forward together in reimagining and rebuilding health care in Ontario, and this rebuild must start with primary care teams. 

Integrated health neighbourhoods have proven effective around the world, and Ontario is aspiring towards this with Ontario Health Teams (OHTs). To deliver high-quality and patient-centred care, to build effective OHTs, and to address the acute and long-term impact of the pandemic, integrated health neighbourhoods must start with integrated, team-based primary care. 

Strengthening mental healthcare delivery in primary care

The OMA and the Primary Care Collaborative have released a joint policy paper with recommendations to strengthen mental healthcare delivery in primary care.

The rate of new mental health and addiction diagnoses is increasing, exacerbated by the ongoing impacts of the pandemic. Approximately three-quarters of Canadians rely on their primary care provider to address their mental health needs, but there are longstanding system gaps that must be addressed to enhance the ability of primary care doctors to deliver mental health care.

Family health team expansion in the works for Carleton Place

Inside Ottawa Valley Published an article on September 10, 2022

By Tara Gesner

Beckwith local Karen Simpson feels strongly that Carleton Place needs a family health team to serve Beckwith and Carleton Place residents.

“I see the benefits of a family health team through my work in Arnprior,” she told Carleton Place council on Aug. 23.