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Important Notice!!!

COVID-19 Updates

 Please see the Simcoe Muskoka District Health units website for information and updates on the Corona Virus (COVID-19)coronavirus barrie

Dear Barrie Community Health Centre Community,

We would like to provide an important update regarding our current COVID-19 strategy. Our top priority is the health and wellbeing of our clients, staff and community members. Below is a list of precautionary measures being taken by our clinic:

BCHC Group Programs

  • The BCHC has postponed all in-person group programs and workshops until further notice.

BCHC Services Available

  • Social Work – All one-on-one social work counselling appointments will be conducted via phone. Same day appointments are also being provided. To access services, ask your family physician or nurse
  • practitioner to send a counselling referral on your behalf or call reception at 705-734-9690
  • Physiotherapy – All physiotherapy appointments have been cancelled at this time and wellness checks will be completed by phone from the Physiotherapists as needed
  • Dietitian – All appointments will be conducted via phone or video conferencing.
  • Diabetes– All appointments will be conducted via phone or in person if requested by the patient. All patients will be actively screened for COVID-19.
  • Virtual Visits-Some appointments are being made available through e-visits or OTN via the desktop computer. In person OTN visits are temporarily not being scheduled.

Primary Care Appointments

  • If you need to book an appointment with your Physician, Nurse Practitioner or the clinic Nurse, all bookings must be done over the phone. The BCHC will not be open to walk-ins seeking an appointment, as we will be doing active screening prior to each appointment.
  • Your request for an appointment will be triaged to determine if the appointment can be handled over the phone, using video technology or if an in-person, face-to-face visit is required.
  • If you are scheduled for an in-person appointment, you will be screened for COVID-19 at the time of booking and again on-site at the point of entry for your appointment.
  • If you have an appointment scheduled at the BCHC and develop COVID-19 symptoms prior to the day of your appointment, please DO NOT COME TO THE BCHC and call the clinic at 705-734-9690 to inform reception of the change in your health.

Self-Assessment Screening Tool

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, please use this self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care.

COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool

Assessment Centre

The COVID-19 assessment centre is being held in one portion of the Community Health Centre. If you do need to come to the BCHC for an appointment you will enter through the front door, where you will be greeted by members of the BCHC team. The patients for the Assessment Centre will be entering through the community room door.

We know this is a stressful time, but we are here to provide care and support to you and your family. Please visit our website at www.bchc.ca for regular updates. Together, we will get through this! Stay healthy and safe!

Sincerely, The Barrie Community Health Centre team
Christine Colcy

Do you want to improve your health?
Do you want to learn to be active in a safe way?

Includes a complimentary six week membership to the Allandale Recreation Centre, Holly Community Centre and East Bayfield Community Centre




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Who: Anyone with one or more chronic conditions

When: 2 hours 2 times per week for 6 weeks

Where: City of Barrie Recreation Centres

Your Team: Physiotherapist, Health Promoter & Wellness Coach

Please call the Barrie Community Health Centre for
details and to register at 705-734-9690 ext.291

No Cost To Attend!
The Barrie Community Health Centre has partnered with the Allandale Recreation Centre to provide the Fitness for Health Program at no cost to the participants.
The goal of the Fitness for Health program is to reduce barriers to exercise for community members living with one or more chronic conditions. Barriers may include (but are not limited to) unfamiliarity of fitness facility / equipment /classes, transportation, cost, lack of motivation, hesitation of self-monitoring with a health condition, and mental health challenges.
All participants must receive medical clearance from their Physician or Nurse Practitioner before starting the program.
Participants meet at the Allandale Recreation Centre for 2 hours, 2 times per week, for 6 weeks with a Physiotherapist and Fitness Instructors. All participants receive a 6 week complimentary membership that can be used at the Allandale Recreation Centre, East Bayfield Community Centre and the Holly Community Centre. Participants are encouraged to use the facilities as much as possible during the 6 week program.
Participants receive a log book that provides health information and opportunities for tracking exercise, heart rate and blood glucose. There is also a section for creating action plans. The program follows a structured format that includes:
  • Setting and reviewing action plans
  • Health education (nutrition, weight loss, stress management etc.)
  • Exercises for warm-up, stretching, cardiovascular, and strength using a variety of equipment
  • Options of treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical machine, arm ergo-meter and rowing machine
The first day is used as a registration day which includes an orientation to the Allandale Recreation Centre, light exercise testing, and signing up for temporary memberships.

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