As of August 5th, 2022, an outbreak has been declared in CAMH’s Emergency Department, located at 1051 Queen Street West due to staff positive COVID-19 cases. This declaration was made in conjunction with Toronto Public Health, CAMH’s Health, Safety and Wellness (HSW), and Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC). The Emergency Department remains open to new patients. However, please advised that wait times might be longer than usual given staffing issues. CAMH has completed contact tracing for all impacted staff and confirmed that no patients have been exposed.
CAMH provides access to mental health and addiction supports for health care workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes access to resources, psychotherapy and psychiatric services.
Mental Health Supports for Health Care Workers: Self-Referral
Throughout the pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Ontario Health has partnered with five hospitals to provide services for frontline health care workers dealing with the stressors of COVID-19. CAMH is now expanding these supports to help health care workers maintain health and wellness while coping with a wide array of stressors, including the pandemic OR other crises. Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to self-refer for psychotherapy and psychiatric services:
You are a health care worker in Ontario; and
You require mental health and/or addictions support.
Please note that in addition to CAMH, the following hospitals continue to offer self-referral services for those requiring mental health supports: Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences; St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton; The Royal Mental Health Centre, and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care.
A CAMH research team, in consultation with health care providers, digital and mental health experts, and people with lived experience, has curated a list of websites and mobile apps designed to help people through the COVID-19 pandemic.