Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Originally posted Jan. 27, 2020. Last updated September 1, 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.

Refugee HealthLine: Request for Health Care Providers to Provide Transitional Care for Refugees

The Ministry of Health (the “ministry”) is supporting newly arriving refugees and people arriving through other exceptional humanitarian authorizations (e.g., Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel) by providing a toll-free, multi-lingual, Refugee HealthLine where they can connect with health care providers who deliver services funded by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), the Interim Federal Health Program, or through provincial programs such as transitional health care and services, including but not limited to primary care, specialist care, and mental health supports.

Annual Report 2021 (Post-Pandemic Primary Care: Respond, Recover, Rebuild)

It has been a challenging 20 months, and primary care teams have been leaders.

Throughout this pandemic, teams adjusted to new circumstances and continued to provide comprehensive care while extending reach to support their communities. They were leaders in organizing assessment centres, conducting tests, and administering COVID-19 vaccines. They collaborated with their partners to help keep communities safe, while keeping their doors open to provide care to their patients and others who needed it most.