COVID 19 (Coronavirus)
Important Information


COVID-19 Vaccine Booking for Adults 80 years and older (Durham Region)

durhlogoBW_xlg.jpgIndividuals over the age of 80, born in 1941 or earlier, can begin registering for Pfizer vaccine through the online booking system at on Monday, March 8 for appointments that start on Tuesday, March 9.

Seniors who are unable to use the online booking system are invited to call the Call Centre Booking Line at 1-800-841-2729 to register.
At this time, appointments are available at Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex in Clarington or the Chestnut Hills Development Recreation Complex in Pickering only. More sites will be announced soon. 

You MUST have an appointment - no drop ins.

Please Note: 
Durham Region Health Department is running these clinics.  Carea staff cannot book appointments. For more information regarding COVID-19 vaccines, please click here
Please check back often for updates. Click here to see vaccination information flyers in multiple languages (many thanks to Women's College Hospital and their partners for allowing us to use them).

Please Note:  Carea is NOT a testing site

For information on pop-up testing sites in Ajax and Pickering, click here


Click on names below for local information:
 Lakeridge Health or Durham Region Health 
Do you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it; click on this self-assessment tool 
Have you been tested for COVID-19; Click HERE to view your lab results.
CLICK HERE FOR COVID-19 Online Supports and Important Phone Numbers 

Carea is open to serve you!


Our Oshawa, Ajax and Pickering sites remain open but have reduced hours for in-person appointment times. Please call for an appointment BEFORE you come as we are not taking drop-ins at this time.  Appointment hours and site hours can be found here.

We will continue to provide non-urgent medical appointments and primary care, mental health support (including counselling), community outreach and more.  In an effort to maintain social distancing, we will be utilizing a variety of virtual methods including; Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), virtual platforms and/or telephone where appropriate. Please contact us so we can determine the best way to help you.

We are offering new programs and services on virtual platforms.  Click here to see what's happening.  New programs are added regularly, so check back often.

Clients, please be advised you will be screened by staff via telephone prior to your appointment as well as when you arrive on-site. You will be provided with a surgical mask upon entry.
Please DO NOT visit any of our sites if you do not have an existing appointment.
Call us toll free at 1-877-227-3217 and we will do our best to help you!

If you have an existing appointment at Carea, please call ahead to confirm your appointment. 

Remember:  By Law ALL travellers returning from anywhere outside of Canada MUST self-isolate for 14 days.  

Carea and our partners are actively monitoring the situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and will continue to do so.  We thank you for your ongoing patience.  

Additional Information

Social Distancing is imperative at this time - keep 2 metres or 6 feet between yourself and others.

Click on the blue text to learn more about social distancing  
What is the best way to avoid spreading infection? 

  • wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • sneeze and cough into your sleeve
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • avoid contact with people who are sick
  • stay home if you are sick

Should I wear a mask? YES

As of Friday, July 10, Durham's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Kyle, mandated anyone over the age of 2 must wear non-medical masks and face coverings while in indoor places accessible to the public (ex. shopping malls, retail outlets, offices, etc.).  This does not apply to anyone struggling with health conditions that would make wearing a mask difficult.

When you are out in public, it is also recommended that you continue to practice physical distancing whenever possible.

You must wear a mask if you are exhibiting symptoms or are visiting or taking care of someone who has been placed on special precautions due to an infection.

For more information regarding the proper use of masks click here

PLEASE NOTE:  N95 Respirator Masks require special fit testing and are not intended for public use.

Click here to read Carea's Safety Plan