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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
CEO

Health Promotion and Wellness

Check out our Health Promotion and Wellness programs.

mbw

Given the high number of referrals, we are currently not accepting any new referrals.  Please check back.  Thank you.

This program is offered by Registered Dietitians/Registered Nurses and medically managed by Dr. Diane Zatelny, MD FCRP (C) at the Barrie Community Health Centre.

Many people will change their eating patterns or add more activity to lose weight, but tend to find that, over time, they may return to their starting weight. The My Best Weight Program has been developed to help individuals achieve and maintain their best weight using cognitive behavioural strategies, self-monitoring and dietary assessment.

Your best weight is the weight you achieve while living the healthiest lifestyle you can truly enjoy.”

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A 4 week mindfulness program that teaches introductory mindfulness and emotion regulation skills to people struggling with mental health challenges. Participants will learn mindfulness techniques to assist with the connection between body, thoughts and feelings, how the brain/body processes stress and emotions, tools for emotion regulation, and develop resources for self-care.
Peer support group where individuals can walk through the stages of grief and learn how to embrace one’s own unique healing journey.
Are you or a member of your family struggling with anxiety that stops you from living a healthy, rich and fulfilling life? If the answer is yes, our 6-weeks anxiety support group is a great opportunity for you to learn new and effective ways of dealing with anxiety and overcoming past/present hurts, pain and fears. Take back your life, take back your health! Watch out for the next Anxiety Support Group.
A six week program with weekly 2 ½ hour sessions. This group provides a safe and supportive place for creative expression and friendship. The group meets Thursdays from 9:30 am to12 pm.
A smoking cessation program offered to registered clients by a TEACH certified Registered Nurse providing nicotine-replacement therapy and coaching at no cost.

A BCHC volunteer is a person who is unpaid and participates in a service, program, or sits on a committee of the Centre. Volunteers are recognized by BCHC staff for their unique skill set and knowledge and are placed in volunteer positions accordingly. Each volunteer has a current job description which outlines their role, responsibilities and which staff person they report to. BCHC program staff work closely with volunteers to help them develop new skills and improve their health and well being.

Learn the nutrition basics for older adults in this 5 week program. The weekly 2 ½ hour classes include nutrition talks, cooking and taste testing. The fifth week is an optional grocery store. Learn about cooking with new food (beans, chickpeas, kale) what to do with leftovers and receive recipes for l or 2. Come and join the fun!

Cafe Connect

Café Connect is a program that connects individuals and families to community resources and the resources of the Barrie Community Health Centre that enhance health and wellbeing.  Speakers, displays, presentations, cooking demonstrations/tastings are facilitated by Community Health Workers and Health Promoters.  Themes have included the celebration of Nutrition and Physiotherapy Month, Cancer Awareness/Screening/Prevention, stress reduction workshops, chair yoga, drumming circles, to name a few.  Please look for our upcoming Café Connect programs on the web site and feel free to drop in and enjoy time with our staff and other community members.

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