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Public Health units are responsible for the protection and promotion of health and wellbeing of the general public. Public Health aims to improve the overall health of the population. What should I do if I suspect I have COVID-19? Latest information sheets …

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What is Public Health

Public Health units are responsible for the protection and promotion of health and wellbeing of the general public. Public Health aims to improve the overall health of the population. The services provided by Public Health agencies help to prevent the spread of diseases, promote healthy living, monitor health

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Public and Community Health

Health Canada has authorized the use of COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Both vaccines have been tested in large clinical trials to ensure they meet safety standards, and both have been licensed and approved by Health Canada. Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19

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Sexual and Reproductive Health

Public Health units are responsible for the protection and promotion of health and wellbeing of the general public. Public Health aims to improve the overall health of the population. COVID-19 Resources & Information You may have lots of concerns and questions about COVID-19. We have collected some trusted resources to help you find a reliable

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Children's Health

Health Canada has authorized the use of COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Both vaccines have been tested in large clinical trials to ensure they meet safety standards, and both have been licensed and approved by Health Canada.

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How do I apply for a Health Card (OHIP)

From the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. OHIP Coverage Waiting Period - Information about the 3-month waiting period for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage. From the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Health Card Information - This page has all the information you may need about obtaining, renewing or changing your OHIP

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How do I renew my Health Card (OHIP)

If you want to re-register and get the photo card, follow the instructions in the letter. You will need to show valid identity documents as part of the re-registration process. Children over 15 and a half also need to show their own identity documents. Call the Ministry of Health INFOline at 1-866-532-3161 for more information.

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Find a Doctor or Medical Professional

The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) pays for a wide range of health care services. It pays for most basic medical and emergency services. It can pay for all or part of the cost. What is alternative medicine? In Canada, "alternative medicine" means health services and approaches that are not part of the main health care system.

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Refugee Health Services

What is the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP)? The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) is a program that pays for medical services for a short period of time for resettled refugees, protected persons, refugee claimants, and victims of human trafficking.

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What is mental health

Mental health is about your overall emotional wellbeing; everyone has mental health. Just like physical health you need to take care of yourself to keep a healthy mind. The World Health Organization takes the perspective that “there is no health without mental health.”. Your mental health allows you to feel, think, act and cope with life.

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What is a Community Hub

Public and Community Health A community hub is a public space that brings several community agencies and neighbourhood groups together to offer a range of activities, programs and services. They were created to make better use of public spaces by offering multiple services under one roof that meet the needs of a specific community or neighbourhood.

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Applying for your Ontario Health Card

Ontario Health Card Welcome to Ontario! If you are a resident of Ontario, having a health card means you are entitled to health care services paid for by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). If you have never had an Ontario health card, you must apply for one at a ServiceOntario centre. But before you go to a centre, please follow these

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How do I get my proof of vaccination (vaccine passport)

From the Ministry of Health. COVID-19 Guidance for Individuals Vaccinated outside of Ontario/Canada - This document is intended to provide health care providers with approaches for individuals who have received COVID-19 vaccination outside of Ontario or Canada.

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What are community health centres

Community Health Centres (CHCs) are non-profit organizations that provide primary health care for individuals, families and communities. CHCs have health professionals such as doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners on staff. CHCs also have health promotion programs. If you do not have OHIP, you might be able to get health care services at a

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Medical surveillance

In-Canada Public Health Follow-up letter. If you live in Durham Region (Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, Clarington, Scugog, Brock and Uxbridge) and you are placed on medical surveillance, you must call the Durham Region Health Department at 905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729 to speak with a Public Health Nurse.

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Mental Health and Addiction

Mental health is about your overall emotional wellbeing; everyone has mental health. Just like physical health you need to take care of yourself to keep a healthy mind. What is mental illness? Mental illness occurs when your brain, just like any other organ in your body, such as the heart, or the kidney, is not working the way it should.

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Where can I find low-cost health care

Community Health Centres (CHCs) are non-profit organizations that provide primary health care and health promotion programs for individuals, families and communities. Some CHCs offer integrated health care, language and settlement programs specifically for immigrants and refugees. Learn more about CHCs.

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What is community-based health care

Community-based health care is for people of all ages who need health care assistance at home. Community care services include home support, nursing, physiotherapy and other rehabilitation services. For example: A nurse visits an elderly person at home to help with medication. A home support worker helps a child in a wheel chair with personal

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Ontario Launches Online Healthcare Worker Hiring/Matching

Ontario Launches Online Healthcare Worker Hiring/Matching Portal. Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The Ontario Government announced today that they launched an online tool to help match frontline healthcare workers with employers and resources. Due to the high demand in healthcare workers and resources needed across Ontario to combat the COVID-19

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What is alternative medicine

Preventive health (prevents disease before it starts) Traditional health or traditional medicine (uses methods that are traditional to certain cultures) Wellness (promotes healthy lifestyles and well-being) The "conventional" or "Western" approach to health care is to treat the symptoms of disease with medication or surgery.

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Where can I get help with my mental health

Mental Health Professionals . If you have a family doctor, they can help you diagnose and manage some mental health problems. Depending on your situation, your family doctor may refer you to a specialist. Mental health professionals can diagnose, treat, and help your mental health.

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What are my health and safety rights

Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness in 5 Steps - Mandatory training on health and safety rights and responsibilities for supervisors. This training is available in English or French online or with a workbook. From the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

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Alternative Jobs

Health Educator Health educators teach people about illness prevention and how to have a healthy lifestyle. Health Policy Analyst Health policy analysts do research, make reports and manage health care policies and programs. Medical Laboratory Technician Medical laboratory technicians collect, process and analyze laboratory (lab) results.

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Why should I wear a mask or face covering

Public and Community Health The best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is by staying home and avoiding close contact with others outside of your household. When you do go out, you must use a face covering (non-medical mask, such as a cloth mask) in public indoor spaces and whenever physical distancing is a challenge.

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Translated Information (Español

Translated Information (. Español. - Spanish) The following resources are available in Spanish. Most of them are in PDF format. Click on the language name to download the document in that language. Immigration & Citizenship. Criminal Charges in Canada and Your Immigration Status Español. Detention Review Hearings Español.

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Over 1 Million Immigrants Expected in Canada in Next Three

Canada has strengthened health screening at the border as well as monitoring and enforcement, and they continue to closely follow the advice of public health officials as they welcome newcomers. For extra information on the levels plan read the Supplementary Information on Immigration Levels Plan 2020-2023 from the Government of Canada website.

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Where can I buy private health insurance for newcomers and

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) - Represents more than 80 private insurance companies in Canada. The CLHIA website describes the different types of insurance products, services, and CLHIA publications. OHIP Coverage Waiting Period - Information about the 3-month waiting period for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP

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What are regulated professions and trades

Health Force Ontario - Has information for internationally-trained health care professionals. Find information about the assessment, upgrading, education, bridging and language programs you might need to practice in Ontario. It is run by the government of Ontario.

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Immigration Launches Plan to Fast-Track Home Caregiver

Immigration Launches Plan to Fast-Track Home Caregiver Applications. Tuesday, April 20, 2021. In a statement made today by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), they announced they will be processing 6000 caregiver applications by the end of this year. IRCC is looking to prioritize processing qualified applicants from the Home

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OHIP (COVID) + Open Work Visa (Part-Time Job)

You may wish to contact Service Ontario's INFOline at 1 (866)532-3161 to confirm this information. It is also worth noting that the province will fund the cost of COVID-19 services if you do not meet the criteria for OHIP and are uninsured. According to the Steps to Justice article, I …

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Ontario Expands OHIP Coverage

Ontario Expands OHIP Coverage. Monday, March 23, 2020. Ontario is waiving the three-month waiting period for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage. Additionally, the province will cover the cost of COVID-19 services for uninsured people who do not meet the criteria for OHIP coverage. These measures will ensure that no one will be

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What is family counselling

Hospitals, mental health centres and community centres offer (or can refer you to) such services. Many ethnocultural agencies offer counselling services, often in your first language and within your cultural context. Places of worship, such as churches, mosques and synagogues, may also offer counselling services.

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New Guidelines for COVID-19 Schools and Child Care Testing

New Guidelines for COVID-19 Schools and Child Care Testing. Thursday, October 1, 2020. The Ontario Government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer Health, released a revised guideline today for school and child care testing. The updated guideline redefined the criteria for children’s symptoms that require testing or isolation.

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Canada Recovery Benefit: Frequently Asked Questions

Canada Recovery Benefit: Frequently Asked Questions. The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) is available to anyone who is residing and present in Canada for the 2 weeks for which they are applying for the CRB, and: was at least 15 years of age on the first day of the period. has a valid social insurance number. had a total income of at least $5,000

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