A map has been designed to indicate where area residents can still receive patient care including but not limited to doctor/NP offices, walk-in-clinics, diagnostic imaging (x-rays, etc) and lab blood draw clinics. Developed by Essex County Medical Society President, Dr. Jennifer Bondy, and colleagues, the map can be found at:
Mental Health & Addictions Urgent Care:
In an effort to respond to the mental health and addiction needs of our community especially given the anxiety, fear and uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County Branch (CMHA WECB) and Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare (HDGH) will be collaborating on a new initiative – the opening of a Mental Health and Addictions Urgent Care Centre (MHAUCC). For more information on the centre and its services see:
People who use substances have specific needs and may be at an increased risk of COVID-19 due to a number of physical, social and environmental reasons. Please visit the Windsor Essex Community Opioid & Substance Strategy link below for content to support people who use substances based on the best current evidence.
Rapid access addiction medicine (RAAM) clinic is a low barrier, walk-in clinic that patients can attend to get help for a substance use disorder without an appointment or formal referral . RAAM clinics provide time-limited medical addiction care (including pharmacotherapy, brief counselling, and referrals to community services. For the nearest RAAM clinic near you – please see:
Counselling Support Line:
The Windsor Essex COVID Care Coalition is launching the Windsor-Essex Counselling Support Line (WECSL) to help people in the community access professional counselling support services. The Support Line is available to the community starting Wednesday, April 15. The Windsor Essex Counselling Support Line offers professional counsellors who are members of the Ontario College of Social Workers and who are experienced in providing personal counselling services. The WECSL will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To access the helpline, people can call 519-946-3277 or 1-877-451-1055.
Seniors Call Assurance Program:
The Windsor-Essex COVID Care Coalition is launching the Windsor-Essex Seniors Call Assurance program (WESCAP) to provide outreach and social support to seniors in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Seniors can sign up for the program by calling (877) 771-2677 from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. WESCAP will be available to seniors who are 55 or older starting Monday, April 20.