Local pandemic support resources
USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS AND EMAILS
Ottawa Public Health 613 580 6744
Telehealth 1 866 797 0000
Faith Lutheran Church 613 224 1971
Online COVID-19 Screening
Starting March 17, Ontario residents with a valid health card will be able to access these consultations from getmaple.ca and speak to a doctor through either an audio or video channel to discuss any COVID-19 symptoms and whether or not they should go for further testing or treatment. This is covered by OHIP.
This service is a safe and effective way for Ontario families to access COVID-19 screening from the comfort of their own home if they think they may have the coronavirus or may have been exposed and is expected to alleviate pressure on emergency rooms. After each screening visit, patients will be able to fax a summary of their results to their family physician or a local screening centre for next steps.
Government of Canada Economic Response Plan
Note: The special $2000/month benefit application process will begin in April.
Mental Health Support
Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region
613-238-3311 | Visit their Website https://www.dcottawa.on.ca/i-need-help/
When the world feels chaotic and uncertain, the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region is always here for you. And that’s a 24/7 promise!
Mental Health Crisis Line
613-722-6914 (within Ottawa) or 1-866-996-0991 (outside Ottawa)
Visit the Mental Health Crisis Line Website https://crisisline.ca/
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis yourself, or you know someone who is, please phone the 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line.
Canadian Mental Health Association
613-737-7791 | Visit their Website https://ottawa.cmha.ca/document-category/mental-health/
This site has a number of downloadable resources and helpful information.
1-866-531-2600 | Visit their Website https://www.connexontario.ca/
Agents are available to chat 24/7 on issues related to addiction, mental health, and problem gambling. They also offer various resources on the website.
Kid’s Help Phone
1-800-668-6868 | Visit their Website https://kidshelpphone.ca/
This is a dedicated website and support service for young people. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Support is provided 24/7 through text, telephone or live chat.