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Staying Healthy: Ontario


Getting the Help You Need

If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, please call 911 immediately, or visit your nearest emergency clinic. Don't delay.

If you need more complex healthcare help or are unsure about what kind of health-related help you need, please consult your family doctor or visit a local MCI clinic. Some MCI family doctors are accepting new patients, and all MCI walk-in doctors are available to meet your healthcare needs.
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Below you'll find a list of health-related resources for a range of healthcare issues and needs, organized by section. Healthy living means making positive, informed choices for your health on a daily basis. These choices include: choosing a balanced diet and exercise, staying active, avoiding illegal stimulants and cigarettes, and ensuring you have a strong support network. In the MCI Staying Healthy section, we've provided links that can help you explore these choices.

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Altima Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation


Altima Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Physiotherapy Clinic: 416.368.1926

The Altima Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Clinic provides a range of professional physiotherapy services for sports and general injuries. The clinic focuses on symptom relief, restoring physical function, and education to minimize the risk of injury re-occurrence and to improve quality of life. Reach the Altima Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Clinic at 416.368.1926, or visit their website.


Dental Health


Altima Dental Centres: 310.SMILE (310.76453)

Altima Dental is the largest network of dental clinics in Canada, providing dentistry to more than 200,000 patients yearly in 30+ locations across Ontario and Alberta. Call 310.SMILE (403.310.7645) and connect toll-free with an Altima Dental Centre near you.

Visit the Altima website at Altima.ca for more information.


Oral Cancer Screening: www.oralcancercanada.ca

According to Canadian Cancer Statistics, approximately 3 people will die every day from oral cancer in Canada. You may be at risk, even if you don't smoke. However, early detection means better survival rates. Get checked yearly for signs of oral cancer — it's safe and painless, and could save your life.

Get started here.


Chronic Conditions


The Canadian Diabetes Association: 1.800.BANTING (226.8464)

The Canadian Diabetes Associations helps Canadians with diabetes live healthy lives. The Association provides people with diabetes and healthcare professionals with education and health services, advocating on behalf of people with diabetes, and supporting research. Call at 1.800.BANTING (226.8464), or visit their website.


Intervent Health Risk Assessments: 1.888.Rx.4.SUCCESS (794.7822)

Led by top scientists and academics, Intervent is a disease-prevention and -management platform aiming to reduce illness and complications from illness, and increase health awareness. They focus on providing health risk assessments, health content and tools, one-on-one health coaching, and health analytics and outcome reporting. Call Intervent at

1.888.Rx.4.SUCCESS (794.7822), or visit their website.


Ontario Cancer Screening Programs: 1.866.532.3161

In the early stages, breast cancer, cervical cancer and colorectal cancer can be impossible to see or feel. That's why regular screening is important. For more information please call Service Ontario INFOline at 1.866.523.3161, or visit their website.


Ontario Arthritis Screening: 1.800.321.1433

The Arthritis Society is a charitable organization in Canada dedicated to funding and promoting arthritis research, advocacy and solutions to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by arthritis. Call the Society toll free at 1.800.321.1433, or call the Toronto office at 416.979.7228, or visit their website.


Heart and Stroke Society: 416.489.7111

The Heart and Stroke Society is dedicated to helping individuals create healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Employees, volunteers, donors and researchers lead health promotion and advocacy programs across Canada. Call the Ontario office at 416.489.7111, or visit their website.


Cure Foundation: 1.888.592.2873

The Cure Foundation provides and raises funding towards clinical research for breast cancer. Canadians from all walks of life the opportunity are encouraged to contribute to the fight against breast cancer through participation in the Foundation's annual National Denim Day. Call the Foundation at: 514.381.2873 or toll-free at 1.888.592.2873, or visit their website.


Prostate Cancer Canada Foundation: 1.888.255.0333

Prostate Cancer Canada is the only national foundation dedicated to the elimination of the disease through research, education support and awareness. The Foundation funds research and provides support services for those living with prostate cancer. Reach the Foundation at 416.441.2131, call toll free at 1.888.255.0333, or visit their website.


Infant & Child Health


The Hospital for Sick Children: 416.813.1500

An Ontario health care, teaching and research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Website provides links and health-related resources for children, parents and health care professionals and information about fund raising. Call the Hospital for Sick Children at 416.813.1500, or visit their website.


Children's Hospital: 519.685.8500

Children's Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, in London, Ontario provides specialized paediatric inpatient and outpatient services to children in Southwestern Ontario from birth through to age 18. Call The Children's Hospital at 519.685.8500, and press "0" for switchboard. Visit their website for more information.


First Three Years: 416.644.4944

The Psychology Foundation's ‘Make the Connection' program aims to help parents and infants develop secure attachment. The program provides helpful activities that parents can use to strengthen their relationship with their child from birth to age three. Call 416.644.4944, to learn more, or visit their website.


Specialty Care

MCI Ontario Specialists

For an appointment, contact the clinic to book your appointment.

A physician Referral is required for all specialist appointments.

No Family Doctor? No Problem! You can visit any MCI walk-in clinic and a MCI physician will assess your medical needs, and provide you with any required referrals. For more information please contact any MCI clinic.

Specialty

Specialist

Location

Allergy

Dr. J Donsky

Dr. E. Leith

Dr. J Hua

Dr. Elizabeth Yeboah

Mt. Pleasant

Woodbridge

Royal Bank Plaza

Woodbridge

Aviation Medicals

Dr. R. Knipping

Bramalea City Centre

Dermatology

Dr. R. Monson

Dr. S. Gupta

Dr. A. Walter

Dr. A. Walter

Dr. J. Turner

Dr. Michelle Levy

Dr. A. Walter

Dr. Branislav Belovic

Woodbridge

Woodbridge

Atrium

Mt. Pleasant

Morningside Crossing

Bloor

Royal Bank Plaza

Mississauga West

Gynecology

Dr. B. Greisman

Dr. B. Greisman

Dr. B. Greisman

Dr. S. Feroze

Main Exchange

Morningside Crossing

Jane Street

Oakville

Hematology

Dr. W. Hammouda

Dr. W. Hammouda

Royal Bank Plaza

Thornhill Square

Internal Medicine

Dr. J. Cha

Dr. J. Cha

Dr. J. Cha

Dr. J. Cha

Royal Bank Plaza

Main Exchange

Thornhill Square

Birchmount

Marine Medicine

Dr. T. Wong

Dr. T. Wong

Woodbridge

Morningside Crossing

Naturopathy

Julia Segal

Dr. A. Tournianski

Royal Bank Plaza

Main Exchange

Neurology

Dr. L. Lin

Dr. P. Watson

Dr. P. Watson

Dr. L. Schiffer

Royal Bank Plaza

Richview

Six Points Plaza

Thornhill Square

Pediatrics

Dr. Yeung

Scarborough

Plastic Surgery

Dr. M. Plant

Thornhill Square

Psychiatry

Dr. G. Kimmons

Thornhill Square

Psychotherapist

Renuka Gupta Ph.D, RP, CHT

Six Points Plaza

Psychotherapy

J. Beattie

K. Kalin

K. Kalin

Dr. Essam Ahmed Yousef Abdelmotaal

Birchmount

Bloor

Royal Bank Plaza

Bloor

Rheumatology

Dr. F. Hamideh

Oakville

Sleep Disorders

Dr. D. Engelberg

Royal Bank Plaza

Urology

Dr. Adeel Sheikh

Dr. D Butters

Thornhill Square

Morningside Crossing

Women's Health

Dr. Veena Rai

Atrium


Walking Mobility: 416.929.1015

The Ontario Wound Care Centre is located in the Women's Hospital. In addition to the range of wound care the Centre provides, wound-related education is also available for healthcare professionals. Centre takes an interdisciplinary approach, involving health professionals from a variety of fields. All types of chronic wounds are treated. Reach the Centre at 416.323.6407, or visit their website.


Ontario Wound Care Centre: 416.323.6407

The Ontario Wound Care Centre is located in the Women's Hospital. In addition to the range of wound care the Centre provides, wound-related education is also available for healthcare professionals. Centre takes an interdisciplinary approach, involving health professionals from a variety of fields. All types of chronic wounds are treated. Reach the Centre at 416.323.6407, or visit their website.


Ross Tilley Burn Centre: 416.480.6814

The Ross Tilley Burn Centre provides tertiary care for the majority of burn injury patients in the province. The Centre offers patients a wide range of services, from admission to follow-up and reconstructive surgery. Reach the Centre at 416.480.6814, or visit their website.


Downtown Core Chiropractic & Acupuncture Centre 416.368.4858

With an emphasis on busy and health-oriented individuals, this clinic provides a range of chiropractic and acupuncture healthcare services. Their approach provides patients with tools to enhance quality of life — both at work and at home. Reach the Centre at 416.368.4858, or visit their website.


Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care

The Ministry of Health and Long-term Care provides Ontarians with a range of resources and detailed information about healthy living, including programs, services and tools to help you improve your health and stay healthy. Call 1.866.797.0000, or Visit their website to learn about long-term care initiatives, from help quitting smoking to long-term illness management programs.


Mental Health


If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis, a substance abuse crisis, or sexual assault, please call 911 immediately. For confidential and anonymous support and guidance, you can also use the following resources:


The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): 416.535.8501

CAMH is a Canadian mental health and addiction teaching hospital, and a prominent research centre in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues. You can reach the CAMH main switchboard at 416.535.8501, or visit the CAMH website.


Help With Depression: Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA): 416.789.7957

Depression and anxiety are prominent mental illness. You can find resources including support programs Get started by calling the Lawrence Ave West site at 416.789.7957, or the Scarborough site at 416.289.6285. For alternate locations and more information, visit the CMHA website.


Help With Alcohol & Substance Abuse:

GreenStone Clinics: 416.222.5501

GreenStone Clinics provide a range of psychiatric support and treatments for individuals struggling with addiction, from intensive family programs to outpatient treatment to teen-focused programs. Several locations across Ontario. Call the Toronto clinic at 416.222.5501, or visit the GreenStone website.


Are You in an Abusive Relationship?

Assaulted Women's Helpline: 1.866.863.0511

Assaulted Women's Helpline provides free and confidential counselling, emotional support, information and referrals via telephone to women 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and in over 154 languages. Call 1.866.863.0511, or visit their website.


Family Services Toronto: 416.595.9230

Family Services Toronto provides individuals in unhealthy relationships and family situations with a wide range of help, from crisis phone lines to websites providing links to programs, services, and other information. Call 416.595.9230 or.visit their website.


Medical Imaging


Alpha Laboratories: 1.866.888.8586

Alpha Laboratories is a group of companies that include medical art centres, medical clinics, diagnostic imaging testing, specialized pharmaceutical and product testing labs, and integrated information software solutions, and charitable work as well. Call Alpha toll-free at 1.866.888.8586, or visit their website.


Toronto Centre for Medical Imaging: 416.368.8488

A medical imaging clinic providing a range of diagnostic imaging services including x-rays, ultrasounds, mammograms, bone density scans, and echocardiograms. Call the Toronto Centre for Medical Imaging at 416.368.8488, or visit their website.


Keeping Me Healthy (KMH): 1.877.564.5227

KMH is a medical imaging clinic providing a range of diagnostic imaging services, including nuclear medicine, cardiology, positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) diagnostic services. Contact KMH at 1.877.564.5227, or visit their website.


Teen/Young Adult


If you are experiencing a crisis related to any of the following, please call 911 immediately. Concerned teenagers curious to explore issues of eating disorders, bullying, pregnancy and sexual health can explore the resources below.


Kids Help Phone: 1.800.866.8686

If you are under 20 years old, you can contact the Kids Help Phone at 1.800.866.8686 for 24/7 for anonymous support, or visit their website for additional information and resources.


Eating Disorders

Sheena's Place: 416.927.8900

Sheena's Place is a centre offering group support for individuals struggling with eating disorders, as well as support for family, friends, and partners who have a loved one struggling with an eating disorder. Individuals do not require a referral or a diagnosis to attend groups at Sheena's Place. All groups at Sheena's Place are offered free of charge. Call 416.927.8900, or visit their website.


SickKids Eating Disorders Program: 416.813.7195

A program for children and adolescents with eating disorders. Intensive involvement by parents or primary caregivers is an essential aspect of care. Medical and psychiatric available through a combination of inpatient, day hospital and outpatient services. to Call 416.813.7195, or learn more here.


Bullying & Safety

RISE (Respect In Schools Everywhere): 416.438.3697

The Respect in Schools Everywhere (RISE) program is an intensive school based youth-led violence prevention program for grades 7 — 12, focusing specifically on some of the most pressing issues facing youth today: bullying, cyber-bullying, dating violence and harassment. Call 416.438.3697, or visit their website.


Keeping Every Youth Safe (KEYS): 416.225.1102

Keeping Every Youth Safe (KEYS) is a program designed to equip children and youth with the essential tools they need to proactively maintain safety for themselves in their environment. Programs include anti-bullying programs and internet safety programs. Call 416.225.1102, or visit their website.


Pregnancy & Sexual Health

Teen Health Source: 416.961.3200

An extension of Planned Parenthood Toronto, Teen Health Source is a sexual health information service run for and by youth. Whether teens need information about birth control, sexually transmitted infections, healthy relationships, or puberty, they provide information in a non-judgmental, sex-positive, pro-choice, and inclusive manner. Speak with a trained teen volunteer at 416.961.3200, or visit their website.


Substance Abuse

YMCA Youth Substance Abuse Program: 416.603.6366

The YMCA Youth Substance Abuse Program offers youth between the ages of between the ages of 14 and 24 confidential and non-judgmental one-to-one counselling for substance abuse. If you or a loved one are struggling with a substance abuse addiction — or know someone who is — please call 416.603.6366, or visit their website.


Senior Health


Ontario Senior Health Programs: 1.866.532.3161

If you are looking for care, for yourself or a loved one, this website is a great place to start. It will answer many of the questions you may have about seniors' care, and help you find the right kind of care in your community. To get started, call the ServiceOntario INFOline at 1.866.532.3161, or visit their website.


65+ Ontario Drug Benefit Program: 1.866.532.3161

If you are age 65, live in Ontario and have a valid Ontario health card, you qualify for the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program. ODB pays most of the cost of the list of approved prescription products. Call the ServiceOntario INFOline at 1.866.532.3161, or visit their website.


Hearing Excellence: 416.601.0200

Hearing is important and a vital part of your everyday life. Visit Ontario's premiere hearing clinic to learn more about your Hearing Health. Call today to book an initial consultation or visit the website.

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