Coronavirus Information

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is closely monitoring the outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Hubei Province (Wuhan), China that began in December 2019. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The risk to people in Ontario is considered low, but precautionary measures are in place across our health network to ensure the safety of our patients, families, and health care workers.

Information for patients

When to consult your family doctor?
  • If you are experiencing:
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Fever
  • Weakness
When to go to the nearest Emergency department If you have the above symptoms and they are severe Travelled to Hubei Province (Wuhan) recently? If you have travelled to an affected area in China or have recently been in contact with someone who has, it’s important to let your health care team know about the dates and cities you visited.
  At SHN, you’re in good hands – at each of our hospitals (Birchmount, Centenary, and General) and community satellite sites. Our doctors and clinical teams have the medical expertise to treat you safely and compassionately, no matter what brings you in to see us.

For more information and latest updates

An information line (available in English and French) is also open everyday between 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.: 1-833-784-4397

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