Youth Wellness Hubs

Expanding Mental Health Services for Children 

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“One Stop Talk” program connects youth to mental health counselling by phone, video, text and chat WHITBY — The Ontario government is investing $4.75 million to expand the “One Stop Talk” virtual “walk-in” counselling program to connect children, youth and their families with more convenient and timely ways to access mental health counselling no matter where they live. “Our government is …

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Expanding Learn, Stay Grant to Train More Health Care Workers

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Province connecting over a dozen underserved and growing communities with more health care workers LONDON — The Ontario government is connecting over a dozen underserved and growing communities with more health care workers by expanding the Learn and Stay grant. The grant, which was announced in March 2022 for students who enrol in nursing programs, will also include paramedic and medical …

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Investing $30M More in Windsor Regional Hospital

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Investments will connect people in Windsor-Essex with more cancer and cardiac treatment close to home WINDSOR — As the Ontario government accelerates the timeline to build the new Windsor Regional Hospital, it is investing approximately $30 million in the current hospital to connect people with improved treatments for patients with cancer and cardiovascular disease. This funding will make it easier …

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Pharmacists Now Treating 13 Common Ailments 

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Thousands of pharmacies across the province connecting people to convenient care closer to home TORONTO — Ontario is making it more convenient for people to connect to care closer to home by allowing pharmacists to treat and prescribe medications for thirteen of the most common medical ailments, including rashes, pink eye, insect bites and urinary tract infections. This new service …

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Local Pharmacies Now a One-Stop-Shop for 13 Common Ailments

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Highly trained pharmacists able to prescribe for common ailments with no cost for the visit TORONTO — Ontario is making it more convenient for people to connect to care closer to home by launching pharmacist prescribing for some of the most common medical ailments. As of January 1, 2023, Ontarians will be able to stop in at pharmacies across the …

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Ontario Expanding Safe Use of Biosimilars

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Transitioning to biosimilars will allow province to invest in and improve access to medicines TORONTO — Ontario is joining several other provinces and territories by expanding the use of biosimilar drug treatments for Ontarians. Starting March 31, 2023, Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) recipients who are on an originator biologic will begin to transition to a Health Canada approved biosimilar version …

Ontario Bivalent Booster

Ontarians Aged 5+ Eligible for Bivalent Booster

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Get your bivalent booster dose and flu shot to stay protected this winter season TORONTO — With the Health Canada approval of a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine for five to 11 year-olds, all Ontarians aged five and over are eligible to book a bivalent booster dose starting December 21. All Ontarians are strongly encouraged to keep up to date with their …

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Expanding Access to MRI Services in Ontario

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Helping Ontarians Access Diagnostic Screening Faster and Closer to Home COLLINGWOOD — The Ontario government is improving people’s access to diagnostic imaging services and reducing wait times by investing over $20 million in operating funding to support the addition of 27 new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines in hospitals across Ontario. “Our government is ensuring hospitals across the province have …

Visit Local Pharmacies for Paxlovid Prescriptions in Ontario

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TORONTO — The Ontario government is giving people more convenient access to care by allowing pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid, an antiviral treatment option used to reduce severe outcomes from COVID-19. All Ontarians are strongly encouraged to keep up to date with vaccinations, which remains the best way for people to stay healthy this flu and respiratory illness season and prevent …

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Strengthening Emergency Departments in Rural Communities 

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Expansion of Innovative Program Enhancing Care and Support to Patients in Their Home Community TORONTO — The Ontario government is expanding the Emergency Department Peer-to-Peer Program to 21 additional rural and remote hospitals starting in December, bringing the total number of hospital emergency departments participating in the program to 27. The program increases care and support for people in emergency …