Carea
Programs

COVID-19 Supports
High Priority Communities Strategy

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Upcoming Walk-in COVID-19 Testing Clinics (No Appointment Necessary):

Tuesday October 26, 2021
3:00pm-7:00pm
McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax, ON

*ages 2 and up / No health card required / No testing for travel purposes

Tuesday November 2, 2021
TBD

*ages 2 and up / No health card required / No testing for travel purposes

Tuesday November 9, 2021
TBD

*ages 2 and up / No health card required / No testing for travel purposes

Tuesday November 16, 2021
TBD

*ages 2 and up / No health card required / No testing for travel purposes

Tuesday November 23, 2021
TBD

*ages 2 and up / No health card required / No testing for travel purposes

Tuesday November 30, 2021
TBD

*ages 2 and up / No health card required / No testing for travel purposes
 

How to book a COVID-19 test in Durham Region...

Testing takes place at various locations throughout Durham Region.
Click
here to book an appointment.
 

Rapid Asymptomatic COVID-19 test in Durham Region...

Shoppers Drug Mart
Cost: $40

Select Shopper Drug Mart locations offer asymptomatic rapid testing. Use their store locator to find your nearest location (be sure to select "Covid testing" under Phamacy Service search filter)

CanaPHEM
Cost: $26.25

CanaPHEM offers rapid COVID-19 screening at their Whitby location. Click here for more information
 

Need help booking or getting transportation to get tested?

Call 1-888-969-6746 or email hpcstrategy@careachc.ca

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To learn more about how Durham Region is rolling out the vaccine, go to the

Durham Region Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Information Page


Have questions about the vaccine?

How do I book a vaccine appointment in Durham Region?

Two mass vaccination clinics remain open to serve you!
 
Audley Recreation Centre (Pfizer and Moderna vaccines)
1955 Audley Road North, Ajax L1Z 0L2 | Map this location | Book appointment

Ontario Tech Campus Ice Centre (Pfizer and Moderna vaccines)
2200 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa L1H 7K4 | Map this location | Book appointment
 

How do I print my proof of vaccination?

You can print your proof of vaccination from the provincial health portal here.
If you need help with the portal or printing a paper copy, call 1-888-969-6746
 

Need help booking or getting transportation to get your vaccine?

Call 1-888-969-6746 or email hpcstrategy@careachc.ca

 

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How can we help you cards:

Information Card for How We Can Help You (English)
Information Card for How We Can Help You (Farsi)
Information Card for How We Can Help You (Tamil)
Information Card for How We Can Help You (French)
Information Card for How We Can Help You (Simplified Chinese)
Information Card for How We Can Help You (Traditional Chinese)
Information Card for How We Can Help You (Urdu)
Information Card for How We Can Help You (Spanish)

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On Dec 21 2020 the provincial government announced an investment of $12.5 million towards a High Priority Communities Strategy (HPCS) which is aimed at providing funding to local lead agencies to work in partnership with Ontario Health, public health units, municipalities and other community partners to deliver key interventions for neighbourhoods most adversely affected by COVID-19.

Carea has been chosen as the lead agency for Durham Region. We will be collaborating with the following partners: Lakeridge Health, Community Care Durham, Durham Public Health, Durham EMS, and Durham Housing.

High priority neighbourhoods are selected due to their high COVID-19 prevalence, low testing rates, and sociodemographic barriers to testing. Currently, we are focusing on West Durham neighbourhoods.

The HPCS includes 3 Key Objectives:

1/ Offer Community Outreach and Engagement – increase awareness of COVID-19 to reduce transmission, provide COVID-specific health teaching, and share necessary information about available support services and provide PPE when required.

2/ Increase Access to Testing – removing barriers to ensure individuals can access testing sites. Pop-up testing sites will set up in these high priority neighbourhoods.

3/ Provide Wraparound Services – remove barriers to COVID-19 prevention by connecting people with necessary supports and services (ex. food, transportation, emergency financial assistance, etc.), while utilizing a case management approach.

As the issue with COVID-19 continues to escalate, there is a sense of urgency to operationalize the HPCS, and there will likely be further communities identified based on available Public Health data.

A COVID-19 Helpline has been set up at 1-888-969-6746





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