Over the last three years, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) and our Scarborough Ontario Health Team (SOHT) partners have worked together to respond to COVID-19 and deliver dedicated services and support to our community — which was one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. It has been our privilege to care for patients, clients, families, loved ones and colleagues from across Scarborough, and collaborate in keeping our community safe, protected and healthy.

Now with shifts in the pandemic, there has been decreased demand for COVID-19 services. As health systems move forward, SHN and our SOHT partners are aligned with hospitals and healthcare providers across the province in rededicating our people and resources to other priority services and more regular operations and care. As part of this effort and larger provincial direction, we would like to share the following important information about changes.

Services that are wrapping up

ServiceLast Day of OperationAlternate Options
Scarborough Vaccine ClinicsParkway Mall (pop-up) – Friday, March 24
TAIBU – Saturday, March 25
Carefirst – Wednesday, March 29
Centenary – Friday, March 31
The Hub (Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities) – Friday, March 31
COVID-19 vaccines will continue to be available for communities from Toronto Public Health, the provincial government, or certain local pharmacies. For more information, please check out:
– City of Toronto – COVID-19: Vaccines web page
– Toronto Public Health phone line – 416-338-7600
Provincial booking system
– Provincial Vaccine Information Line – 1-833-943-3900
Pharmacy vaccine locations
SHN Assessment CentresFriday, March 31
Clinical Assessment Centres (Birchmount and Centenary)
Cold, Flu, and COVID Clinic (General)
Kids Cold, Flu and COVID Clinic (Birchmount)
COVID-19 testing, assessments, and treatment will continue to be available through certain local pharmacies and the provincial government. To learn more, please:
– Contact your pharmacy, or locate the nearest pharmacy that provides COVID-19 testing or rapid antigen test kits
– Contact your family doctor or nurse practitioner
– Call 811 or visit ontario.ca/health811
– Visit the provincial website at www.ontario.ca/assessment-centre-locations to find your closest open assessment centre
Scarborough Virtual Urgent Care ClinicFriday, March 31
Scarborough Virtual Urgent Care Clinic (partnership between SHN and the East GTA Family Health Team)
For other urgent care options, please check with:
– Your family doctor’s office
– Walk-in clinics, including the Centenary Family Physician Clinic (416-281-8618)

Learn more about Emergency and Urgent Care

Services that are continuing

ServiceHow to Access Care
SHN COVID-19 Therapeutics ClinicOffers intravenous antiviral treatment (remdesivir) for eligible, high-risk patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19   Note: Patients may also be appropriate for Paxlovid, which is an oral medication for treating COVID-19 that is available through pharmaciesPhysician referrals may be faxed to 416-281-7384. Visit SHN’s Covid Therapeutics Clinic page for more information.
SHN Long-COVID ServiceProvides care for COVID-recovered individuals who continue to experience persistent COVID-related symptomsPhysician referrals may be faxed to 416-495-2420
SHN VaxFacts ClinicOffers one-on-one telephone consultations with a physician to answers questions about COVID-19 vaccinationsVisit shn.ca/vaxfacts to learn more or make an appointment.

Thank you!

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to all of the staff, physicians, volunteers, and many community partners and organizations who were part of providing vaccinations, testing and care across Scarborough. Their dedication and selfless contributions have made an incredible impact on the quality of health and safety of our community.

As always, we remain committed at SHN to providing exceptional quality care to our patients and families. And we look forward to continuing to build on our relationships with our SOHT partners and our many shared goals for the future of healthcare in Scarborough.