COVID-19

WE ARE NOT CAPABLE OF MANAGING NOR TESTING FOR COVID-19 AT ANY OF OUR CLINIC LOCATIONS.

Please note that this is a general guideline and information is released daily by Ottawa Public Health.  For complete, up to date information, please visit https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/novel-coronavirus.aspx#statements

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH ATTESTATION FOR THE RETURN TO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS FOLLOWING ILLNESS FORM https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/resources/Student-Return-to-School-Attestation.pdf

ASSESSMENT CENTRES

COVID-19 Assessment Centres, including new mobile locations, have been established by Ottawa Public Health. If you meet the stated screening criteria, you are asked to attend one of the Assessment Centres directly rather than an Emergency Room (unless you are experiencing significant trouble breathing, chest pain, fainting, or have a significant worsening of any chronic disease symptoms/or need Emergency services).

Please note that the information below is a general guideline as to when to attend an Assessment Centre and this information is subject to change. For the most complete and up to date locations and hours please consult the Ottawa Public Health Website at https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/shared-content/assessment-centres.aspx#centre

YOU SHOULD ATTEND ONE OF THE OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT CENTRE IF: 

  • You have a new or worsening cough and/or fever

OR

  • In the past 14 days have either travelled outside of Canada or have been in close contact with someone returning from any travel

OR

  • Have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19

OR

  • Have been in close contact with a probable case of COVID-19

The COVID-19 Assessment Centres are out-of-hospital clinics where people will be assessed by a health-care provider and tested for COVID-19, if required. They are operated by our local hospitals, in partnership with Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and the City of Ottawa.

COVID-19 MENTAL HEALTH RESILIENCY RESOURCES

​Four Things to Do Daily for Your Mental Health
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/four_things_to_do_every_day_for_your_mental_health

​Ideas for How to Cope During Covid
https://www.nicabm.com/when-covid19-leaves-clients-feeling-helpless/

Self-Guided Meditations
https://www.tarabrach.com/guided-meditations/

Coping with Mental Health During Covid
https://www.ementalhealth.ca/Ottawa-Carleton/Mental-Wellness-and-Resiliency-while-Coping-with-COVID-19-Coronavirus/index.php?m=article&ID=62192

​Royal Ottawa Temporary Urgent Care Clinic for Mental Health
http://www.theroyal.ca/CPROMPT

​Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook from The Wellness Society – free to use
https://thewellnesssociety.org

Telephone and Virtual Mental Health Counselling in Ottawa and Area
https://walkincounselling.com

​Virtual mental health professional support psychologists and counsellors
https://inkblottherapy.com

​Parent and Caregiver Tips for Survival during COVID
https://www.ementalhealth.ca/index.php?m=article&ID=62307

All Front line Essential Workers – self referrals for short term crisis therapy
3-5 sessions, OHIP covered through Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada 

​Info on self-compassion
https://yourcompassionateself.ca/speaking/

​Guided Meditations
https://yourcompassionateself.ca/meditations/

​Strategies & tips for coping mechanisms such as how to deal with isolation, coping with stress and anxiety, etc.
www.camh.ca/covid19#coping

​TeleCBT.ca is a Canadian online counseling service that specializes in the use of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).
https://telecbt.ca

​Patient decision aids are tools that help people become involved in decision making by making explicit the decision that needs to be made, providing information about the options and outcomes, and by clarifying personal values. They are designed to complement, rather than replace, counseling from a health practitioner.

Topics range from acne to should I live with family or in a retirement home during COVID 19.

https://decisionaid.ohri.ca/AZlist.html