Toronto Public Health
Toronto Public Health (TPH) reports to the Board of Health and is responsible for the health and well-being of all 2.9 million residents. TPH has focused on protecting and promoting the health of Toronto residents since 1883 by:
- preventing the spread of disease, promoting healthy living and advocating for conditions that improve health for Toronto residents
- using surveillance to monitor the health status of the population in order to respond to on-going and emerging health needs
- developing and implementing public policy and practices that enhance the health of individuals, communities and the entire city
Learn more about the City of Toronto’s health clinics, vacinations, health inspections & monitoring online at https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/.
Mental Health Resources
Many people may feel sad, stressed, anxious, confused, scared or angry during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are normal and common responses to unexpected or stressful situations.
Support is available. The City of Toronto has partnered with ten organizations to help connect residents to free telephone, text and online mental health support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through this partnership, the City’s mental health support plan responds to the needs of children and youth, seniors, frontline workers, as well as those with intersectional identities, such as Indigenous, Black, persons with disabilities and LGBTQ2S, who are struggling with isolation, stress and anxiety exacerbated by COVID-19 measures.
Our partners provide free mental health supports to diverse communities across Toronto:
- Across Boundaries
- Caribbean African Canadian Social Services
- Crisis Text Line
- Family Services Toronto
- Gerstein Crisis Centre
- Hong Fook
- Kids Help Phone
- Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
- Ontario Psychological Association
- Strides Toronto
- The Access Point
- Toronto Seniors Helpline (WoodGreen)
- Warm Line (Progress Place)
Call 911 if you are in an emergency, immediate danger, or medical distress. For other needs, call 211 to be connected to mental health and other social services.
Visit https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-mental-health-resources/ for more information.
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
South Riverdale Community Health Centre is a non-profit, multi-service organizaton that provides primary healthcare, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention primarily to people of East Toronto.
Community services include cutting-edge primary health services, health promotion, harm reduction, environmental health, community food centre and population-based community programs for marginalized peoples.
SRCHC is located at 955 Queen St. East (near Queen and Carlaw). Learn more at https://www.srchc.ca/.