COVID-19 News and Updates

Message to Our Patients

Please click HERE to read a message to our patients from Central Brampton Family Health Team.

Update Regarding Appointments

Please click HERE to read an update regarding ALL appointments.

Self-Assessment Tool

If you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care. Click HERE to start.

William Osler COVID-19 Assessment Centre

William Osler Health System is taking proactive steps to ensure the community’s health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The drive-thru testing centre is located at the South Fletcher’s Sportsplex to test for COVID-19 (8am-6pm, seven days a week). There are 2 new community sites that have opened their doors for testing. Click HERE for more details.

COVID-19, cold and flu symptoms are very similar and there is now a dedicated assessment centre for those who have cold or flu-like symptoms. Visit the COVID-19, Cold and Flu Clinic located at Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (formerly Urgent Care Centre at Peel Memorial).

If you are feeling severely ill and require emergency care, ALWAYS call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency department.

  • Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Centre:
    • Have no symptoms or mild flu-like symptoms such as:
      • Runny nose
      • Mild cough
      • Sore throat
    • Do not need to see a doctor
    • Feel you need to be tested for COVID-19
    • Anyone over the age of 2 years can be tested

Location: South Fletcher’s Sportsplex (north parking lot)
500 Ray Lawson Boulevard
McLaughlin Road and Ray Lawson Boulevard
Enter via Sheridan College Drive

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week

Location: Peel Paramedics Kingsway Station
7120 Hurontario Road, Mississauga, ON, L5W 1N4
Corner of Kingsway and Derrycrest

Hours: 

September 21, 2020 – October 4, 2020
Monday-Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Drive-Thru testing centre is at the paramedics station in the southwest corner of the parking lot

There is no referral needed.

  • COVID-19, Cold and Flu Clinic
    • Have moderate symptoms such as:
      • Fever that is not caused from a known infection or illness
      • Any worsening:
        • Cough, shortness of breath
        • Sore throat or hoarse voice
        • Loss of taste of smell
        • Pink eye/redness of eye(s)
        • Nausea and vomiting, or diarrhea, or abdominal pain
        • Flu-like illness
      • Need to see a doctor
      • Anyone over the age of 6 months can be tested

Location: Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness
20 Lynch Street, Brampton

Hours:

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week

 

Location: Greenbriar Recreation Centre
1100 Central Park Drive, Brampton, ON, L6S 2C9

Hours:

Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

There is no referral needed.

For more information visit: https://www.williamoslerhs.ca/.
For Frequently Asked Questions, please click HERE

Financial Assistance Resources

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Guide

Managing your Mental Health during COVID-19

  • The Central Brampton Family Health Team invites you to join our Social Workers Jessica and Andrea, and Psychologist Dr. Sharleen McDowall as we discuss different topics related to mental health wellness.  You can choose to attend one, some or all of the webinars.  You will have the opportunity to join the conversation or just listen, whichever you’re most comfortable with. You can join on your computer, on your cell phone or tablet, or by phone.Click HERE or call (905)-456-7111 ext 2 to learn more.
  • Click here to learn more about how to manage your anxiety & worry, ways to stay connected, and focusing on reliable and helpful information and resources during this challenging time. 
  • COVID-19 and Grief and Loss
    • Please click here and here for a list of events
  • Pay What You Can Group Therapy
    • Free, online group therapy where participants can select to attend a session based on specific topics that are being discussed
    • Participants are encouraged to tip the moderator at the end, but it is not required
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Support Guide
  • For Parents to support children with grieving during COVID-19
  • For some additional (free) online resources, click here

Nutrition and COVID-19

Senior Support Task Force – City of Brampton

The Senior Support Task Force is an initiative from the City of Brampton that assists older adults. For example some of the tasks are getting groceries or picking up medications for the senior so they do not have to leave their home. All seniors have to do is call: 311 on their telephone. This service is open to all seniors. For more information on this service, visit: https://letsconnect.brampton.ca/seniors-task-force

Caregiver Resources – “Do you have a plan?”

  • This resource was created by caregivers, for caregivers and covers a list of things caregivers should include in their plan. This resource will ensure the person that is being cared for continues to receive support. Click HERE to access it.
  • Click HERE for everything you need to know about:
    • Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning, Goals of Care Discussions, and Substitute Decision Makers.

Smoking, Vaping, and Managing Lung Health during COVID-19 (Asthma & COPD)

For more information on how tobacco and e-cigarette usage may impact your health with respects to COVID-19, please read the following articles from The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Additionally, please look at the resources to help manage your asthma and/or COPD diagnosis during COVID-19.

Hand Hygiene and Mask Wearing

Here are some resources from Public Health on proper hand-hygiene, non-medical masks, and cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces. Central Brampton Family Health Team encourages everyone to wear masks when leaving their home.

Other Resources

For those who may have chronic conditions to manage during these unprecedented times, please view the following two resources to access regional and provincial virtual resources, programs and services.