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#BlackLivesMatter

WellFort Clients and Community Members,

This past week has been difficult for many of our staff and community members. We want to begin by acknowledging the heaviness of ongoing violence and loss due to anti-black racism at this time. The police involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 has sparked mobilization across North America and the globe. Anti-black racism and the mobilization toward eradicating it are not new. While sharing information and raising awareness about the oppression faced by black bodies at this time is incredibly important, we also want to recognize that repeated witnessing of violence on news and social media can have a profound impact on mental health as does the continued experiences of oppression faced by black communities every day. In solidarity with black staff and community members we want to emphasize our commitment to fighting against injustice and anti-black racism in particular.

 

In 2018, the Canadian Public Health Association released a statement recognizing racism as a public health issue. As newly released race based data sheds light on the effects of COVID 19 across our communities, we are able to see how people of color are disproportionately affected. Paired with the sustained harms against black and indigenous bodies it is clear that racism has moved beyond a public health issue to a public health emergency.

As an organization that is deeply committed to speaking out against all forms of oppression we want to ensure that our black community members know that we stand in solidarity alongside you in the ongoing fight against anti-black racism. We are committed to speaking out against injustice and toward creating communities where health disparities based on race and other forms of oppression are eradicated. 

At this time, we want to remind you that our clinics remain open. If you are experiencing feelings of overwhelm, sadness, anger, or distress please reach out to our team to help guide you in accessing appropriate supports.

 


Important information about WellFort Community Health Services’ response to COVID-19 pandemic and patient appointments

* We are committed to providing the best possible care to you while we respond the evolving COVID-19 situation. Please check back and monitor our website for updates

Notice to all patients:

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, starting immediately, we will be rescheduling all non-urgent in-person patient appointments until further notice. To continue to provide the best possible care to our patients, we will be offering virtual care visits such as telephone appointments and video visits (eVisits) to patients to address their health concerns.

If you require an urgent appointment, please contact us as seen below:

Bramalea Community Health Centre 905.451.6959 Fax: 905.451.6217
Four Corners Health Centre 905.677.9599 Fax: 905.677.9698
Diabetes Education Program 905.451.6959 Fax: 905.451.9774
Bloom Clinic (Harm Reduction) 905.451.6959  
Health n Smiles 905.799.8748 Fax: 905.799.9712

Prescription Renewals: Please ask your pharmacy to send prescription renewals by fax. We are working hard to ensure prescriptions are renewed in a timely manner

Telephone appointment:

Our Healthcare providers are currently offering telephone appointments as the primary way to provide service for most appointment types.  These can include medication renewal, stable chronic disease follow-up, non-urgent acute conditions, short-term follow-up deemed appropriate by your provider, counselling follow-up and dietary counseling and follow-up.

Video Visit Appointment (eVisit):

In certain circumstances, you may be able to connect with your family physician or nurse practitioner virtually through a video visit.  Using your computer or mobile device, along with technology provided by the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) or Zoom, you can have a video visit with your family physician or nurse practitioner without having to leave your home.

What is an eVisit?

An eVisit is just like a regular appointment; the only difference is that you will see and speak with your health-care provider through video. Before you start the appointment, your healthcare provider will send you an invitation with instructions to your email address on file.  Your provider will have access to your medical chart and relevant information to support your eVisit.

What do I need to do in an eVisit?

You will require a private space with access to the internet, a valid email account, a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone with video and audio capabilities (microphone and headphones/speaker).  There is no cost to using the service.

Will the eVisit be private?

Just like an in-office health-care appointment, your eVisit will be private and confidential. It can only be seen and heard by you and your health-care provider. These video visit platforms have been reviewed by WellFort’s IT support group and Privacy officer and have technical safeguards in place to protect patients’ personal health information.

Harm Reduction Services:

Clients in need of harm reduction supplies including Naloxone can call the centre to be connected with a member of our Bloom team who will complete a screening via phone and schedule a time for pick-up of supplies at either our Bramalea or Malton location.

Community Programs:

Videos and live streaming sessions will be available soon for regularly scheduled in-person groups.  In the meantime, our community team is still providing assistance with:

  • Food delivery coordination (food banks)
  • Medication delivery arrangements
  • Local community groups (online)

Deliveries, Pickup and Service Providers:

Please contact us before making deliveries, coordinating pick-ups and to provide any scheduled maintenance services.  We currently have modified hours and are closed on Saturdays.  All regular and essential service visitors will be screened at point of entry.

 

 

Welcome to Four Corners Health Centre

We are one of the latest additions to Ontario’s vibrant network of Community Health Centres, and a member of the WellFort Family.

Our goal in Malton: To build healthy individuals and families, as well as a healthier community.

Many thanks to Malton’s community members and leaders for all your passion, energy and ideas in creating our new Centre.  Services and programs are what we have identified as Malton’s most urgent health needs.

As we continue developing plans to improve health in Malton, we hope community members will continue providing guidance. For more information on becoming a member click here.

We would also like to thank Ontario’s provincial government and the Central West LHIN who are funding our efforts. Four Corners Health Centre is proud to be a part of Ontario’s publicly funded health care system. 


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Four Corners now at their new location at Westwood Square:
7205 Goreway Drive, Mississauga, ON

For further information, please call 905.677.9599 or email us at mail.fourcorners@wellfort.ca.

Please note: Due to the COVID19 outbreak,
all programs are temporarily suspended.

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