March 20, 2020
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve globally and locally, Ontario is waiving the three-month waiting period for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage. Additionally, the province will cover the cost of COVID-19 services for uninsured people who do not meet the criteria for OHIP coverage. Together, these measures will ensure that no one will be discouraged from seeking screening or treatment for COVID-19 for financial reasons.
For more information, please visit: https://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2020/03/ontario-expands-coverage-for-care.html
Community Health Centres are mandated to provide services to people residing in Ontario who do not have Ontario Health Insurance coverage and who are considered a priority population for the purposes of Community Health Centre services.
There are 3 Community Health Centres in Simcoe County:
Barrie Community Health Centre
Address: 490 Huronia Road, Barrie, ON, L4N 6M2
Centre de sante communautaire Chigamik Community Health Centre
Address: 845 King Street Unit 10, Midland, ON, L4R 0B7
Telephone: 705-527-4154 or 1-855-527-4154
South Georgian Bay Comunity Health Centre
Address: 14 Ramblewood Drivem Unit 202, Wasaga Beach, ON, L9Z 0C4