At Carefirst, safe and high quality care is embedded into our operation and service delivery. To achieve this, we will maintain mask requirements for all clients, staff, guests, visitors, instructors, volunteers, vendors in attending our programs/activities and entering into any of our premises at anytime until further notice. Safety and protection of every one remains paramount. – More Details –

COVID-19 Vaccination

Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association, Carefirst Family Health Team and Scarborough Health Network has come together to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Carefirst One-Stop Multi-Services Centre. We are pleased to keep our community safe and healthy through our Scarborough COVID-19 vaccine clinic. We encourage everyone who is eligible to get the vaccine.

New Hours Starting April 4 !

The Carefirst COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic hours as follow:

    - Age 12 and above: Wednesday 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm

    - Age 5 to 11: Wednesday 3 pm to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm

We are administering the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd dose of Adult Pfizer and Moderna vaccine by appointment (www.scarbvaccine.ca) or walk-ins. Walk-in vaccinations with Pfizer or Moderna are available on Wednesday from 11 am to 4 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm Other times still require an appointment.

Pediatric Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is only available by appointment at (www.scarbvaccine.ca)


3rd Dose Eligibility

Must have received 2nd dose of any vaccine 3 months ago


1st and 2nd Dose Eligibility (Pediatric Doses Appointment Only)

Parent/Guardian must accompany child

Child must not have received any other vaccine in the last 14 days

For 2nd dose: Must have received 1st dose at least 21 days ago and have parental consent

Thank you for your patience and consideration.


Youth Vaccination

Media Release:

COVID-19 PCR Test Centre


New Testing Criteria

The general public is no longer eligible for testing as per Ontario guidelines set on December 31st 2021.
If you are looking to get your symptoms assessed by a doctor, visit our COVID-19 Assessment page.
 
With proof, we provide testing for symptomatic people in the following groups:
  • Patient-facing healthcare workers
  • Staff, volunteers, residents/inpatients, essential care providers, and visitors in hospitals and congregate living settings
  • Patients for whom COVID-19 treatment is being considered
  • Homeless individuals
  • First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities and individuals travelling into these communities for work
Exceptions can be found on ontariohealth.ca
You must pre-book your testing appointment at carefirstontario.ca
Walk-in now available *And is open until 2:00 pm.
Carefirst will not provide any certificate of swab testing for travel purposes. Results will take 2 – 4 days.
Swab tests are free of charge. We will not ask for your credit card or banking information.

Location 1: Carefirst One-Stop Multi-Services Centre, 300 Silver Star Blvd, Scarborough, Ontario, M1V 0G2
Date: Every Thursday & Friday
Time: 9:30 am to 2:15 pm
Location 2: Ebenezer United Church, 5000 Steeles Ave E, Markham, Ontario, L3R 7B4
Date: Every Monday & Saturday
Time: 9:30 am to 2:15 pm
Location 3: 105 Gibson Centre, 105 Gibson Dr, Markham, Ontario, L3R 3K7
Date: Every Tuesday & Wednesday
Time: 10:00 am to 2:15 pm

Thank you for your cooperation!

COVID-19 Assessment Centre

 

Who should visit a clinical assessment centre?

Clinical assessment centres can test, assess, and provide treatment options for COVID-19. You should
visit if you have COVID-19 symptoms and any of the following apply to you:

  • You feel that you cannot safely monitor your COVID-19 symptoms at home and need to be seen
    by a health care provider
  • You are at higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 and need to get tested and assessed for
    COVID-19 treatment
  • You have been directed to visit a COVID-19 clinical assessment centre by your primary care
    provider
  • You do not need to have a positive test result to visit. You should bring a list of your medications and a
    list of any important medical conditions
  • If you develop severe symptoms requiring medical attention, such as shortness of breath, chest pain,
    loss of consciousness, or confusion, call 911 or go to the emergency department

What are COVID-19 treatments?

COVID-19 treatments (including the Paxlovid pill) are available for people who have COVID-19 and are at
higher risk of becoming seriously ill. These treatments are available for free by prescription for anyone
who would benefit from them.

COVID-19 treatments can help people who are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill stay out of the
hospital. They must be taken within the first five to seven days (depending on the treatment) after
symptoms start.

 

Who is eligible for COVID-19 treatment?

To get treatment, a health care provider must assess you to determine if treatment is right for you,
which includes whether or not you are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill.

People meeting the following criteria should get tested and assessed for treatment:

  • over 18 and immunocompromised (have an immune system that is weakened by a health
    condition or medications)
  • over 70
  • over 60 with fewer than three vaccine doses
  • over 18 with fewer than three vaccine doses and at least one of the following risk conditions:
    • obesity
    • diabetes
    • heart disease, hypertension, congestive heart failure
    • chronic respiratory disease (including cystic fibrosis)
    • cerebral palsy
    • intellectual or developmental disabilities
    • sickle cell disease
    • moderate or severe kidney disease
    • moderate or severe liver disease
    • pregnant and unvaccinated (zero doses)

Use the Ontario government’s COVID-19 antiviral treatment screener to help you decide if you should be tested and assessed for treatment. Meeting the criteria above does not guarantee access to COVID-19 treatment. A health care provider at the clinical assessment centre will test you if needed and do an assessment to decide if you should get treatment.

Thank you for your cooperation!

COVID-19 High Priority Communities Program


Available Services 支援服務內容
OMNI Focus Cantonese 都市聚焦
資訊 Chit Chat:
Other COVID-19 News 其他有關新冠肺炎資訊
  • The York Region COVID-19 Voluntary Isolation Centre is available to residents facing complex barriers who are unable to safely self-isolate away from others in their household. There is no cost for eligible residents to stay at the centre and the stay is entirely voluntary. Learn more at york.ca/isolationcentre.
  • If you need financial assistance in order to take 10 to 14 days off work to self-isolate, you may be eligible to receive emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities and food. Call Access York at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 72500 (TTY 1-866-512-6228) or email accessyork@york.ca to find out if you are eligible to self-isolate at the centre and/or receive additional supports during your self-isolation period.

What to Expect When You Arrive



Your safety matters!


Carefirst has implemented important preventive measures to protect the safety of

our clients, staff, volunteers and visitors, as we resume all services starting on September 1, 2020.


English Video | 廣東話視頻 | 普通话视频 | தமிழ் வீடியோ

The Carefirst Mission

Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association is a non-profit charitable community services agency established since 1976, together with Carefirst Family Health Team (since 2007) and Carefirst Foundation (since 2006). We are committed to serve the community with our belief that “Care” for our client’s needs has always been our “first” and primary level of concern and focus. Our mission is to empower clients to live their best lives as they age, by providing integrated health and social care.

Accreditation Canada Logo
United Way Logo
NYTHP Logo

We’re proud to be part of North York Toronto Health Partners #OHT. Congrats to the core team for the impressive amount of work that went into submitting our full application to @ONThealth Learn more: https://www.northyorktorontohealthpartners.ca/

Community Services

[ucaddon_content_carousel color=”#4fb8e8 ” uc_init_settings=”” uc_items_data=”JTVCJTdCJTIydGl0bGUlMjIlM0ElMjJBZHVsdCUyMERheSUyMFByb2dyYW0lMjIlMkMlMjJpbWFnZSUyMiUzQSUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGanAxLmNlZi5teWZ0cHVwbG9hZC5jb20lMkZ3cC1jb250ZW50JTJGdXBsb2FkcyUyRjIwMTclMkYwNyUyRmFkdWx0X2RheV9wcm9ncmFtLnBuZyUyMiUyQyUyMmNvbnRlbnQlMjIlM0ElMjJXZSUyMHByb3ZpZGUlMjBzdHJ1Y3R1cmVkJTIwYW5kJTIwc3VwZXJ2aXNlZCUyMGFjdGl2aXRpZXMlMjBmb3IlMjBmcmFpbCUyMG9yJTIwc29jaWFsbHklMjBpc29sYXRlZCUyMG9sZGVyJTIwYWR1bHRzLiUyMCUyMiUyQyUyMmxpbmslMjIlM0ElMjJodHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGY2FyZWZpcnN0b250YXJpby5jYSUyRnNlcnZpY2VzJTJGYWR1bHQtZGF5LXByb2dyYW0lMkYlMjIlMkMlMjJpY29uJTIyJTNBJTIycGx1cyUyMiU3RCUyQyU3QiUyMnRpdGxlJTIyJTNBJTIyQXNzaXN0ZWQlMjBMaXZpbmclMjBTZXJ2aWNlcyUyMiUyQyUyMmltYWdlJTIyJTNBJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZqcDEuY2VmLm15ZnRwdXBsb2FkLmNvbSUyRndwLWNvbnRlbnQlMkZ1cGxvYWRzJTJGMjAxNyUyRjA3JTJGYXNzaXN0ZWRfbGl2aW5nLnBuZyUyMiUyQyUyMmNvbnRlbnQlMjIlM0ElMjJXZSUyMGFzc2lzdCUyMGhpZ2gtcmlzayUyMHNlbmlvcnMlMjB3aG8lMjBhcmUlMjBmcmFpbCUyMG9yJTIwY29nbml0aXZlJTIwaW1wYWlyZWQlMjB3aGlsZSUyMGNvbnRpbnVvdXNseSUyMGxpdmluZyUyMGF0JTIwdGhlaXIlMjBvd24lMjBob21lLiUyMCUyMiUyQyUyMmxpbmslMjIlM0ElMjJodHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGY2FyZWZpcnN0b250YXJpby5jYSUyRnNlcnZpY2VzJTJGYXNzaXN0ZWQtbGl2aW5nLXNlcnZpY2VzJTJGJTIyJTJDJTIyaWNvbiUyMiUzQSUyMnBsdXMlMjIlN0QlMkMlN0IlMjJ0aXRsZSUyMiUzQSUyMkJlcmVhdmVtZW50JTIyJTJDJTIyaW1hZ2UlMjIlM0ElMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRmpwMS5jZWYubXlmdHB1cGxvYWQuY29tJTJGd3AtY29udGVudCUyRnVwbG9hZHMlMkYyMDE3JTJGMDclMkZiZXJlYXZlbWVudC5wbmclMjIlMkMlMjJjb250ZW50JTIyJTNBJTIyUHJvZmVzc2lvbmFsJTIwYW5kJTIwc3VwcG9ydGl2ZSUyMHNlcnZpY2VzJTIwdG8lMjBiZXJlYXZlZCUyMGZhbWlsaWVzJTIwcmVzaWRpbmclMjBpbiUyMFRvcm9udG8lMjBhbmQlMjBZb3JrJTIwcmVnaW9uLiUyMCUyMiUyQyUyMmxpbmslMjIlM0ElMjJodHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGY2FyZWZpcnN0b250YXJpby5jYSUyRnNlcnZpY2VzJTJGYmVyZWF2ZW1lbnQlMkYlMjIlMkMlMjJpY29uJTIyJTNBJTIycGx1cyUyMiU3RCUyQyU3QiUyMnRpdGxlJTIyJTNBJTIyQ2FyZWZpcnN0JTIwTGlmZWxpbmUlMjIlMkMlMjJpbWFnZSUyMiUzQSUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGanAxLmNlZi5teWZ0cHVwbG9hZC5jb20lMkZ3cC1jb250ZW50JTJGdXBsb2FkcyUyRjIwMTclMkYwNyUyRmxpZmVsaW5lLnBuZyUyMiUyQyUyMmNvbnRlbnQlMjIlM0ElMjJMaXZlJTIwY29uZmlkZW50bHklMjBhbmQlMjBpbmRlcGVuZGVudGx5JTIwaW4lMjB5b3VyJTIwaG9tZSUyQyUyMHdpdGglMjB0aGUlMjB0aGUlMjBMaWZlbGluZSUyMG1lZGljYWwlMjBhbGVydCUyMHNlcnZpY2UuJTIyJTJDJTIybGluayUyMiUzQSUyMmh0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZjYXJlZmlyc3RvbnRhcmlvLmNhJTJGc2VydmljZXMlMkZsaWZlbGluZSUyRiUyMiUyQyUyMmljb24lMjIlM0ElMjJwbHVzJTIyJTdEJTJDJTdCJTIydGl0bGUlMjIlM0ElMjJDaHJvbmljJTIwRGlzZWFzZSUyME1hbmFnZW1lbnQlMjIlMkMlMjJpbWFnZSUyMiUzQSUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGanAxLmNlZi5teWZ0cHVwbG9hZC5jb20lMkZ3cC1jb250ZW50JTJGdXBsb2FkcyUyRjIwMTclMkYwNyUyRmNocm9uaWNfZGlzZWFzZS5wbmclMjIlMkMlMjJjb250ZW50JTIyJTNBJTIyV2UlMjBhaW0lMjB0byUyMGVuaGFuY2UlMjBxdWFsaXR5JTIwb2YlMjBsaWZlJTIwdGhyb3VnaCUyMGNvbW11bml0eS1iYXNlZCUyMGNocm9uaWMlMjBkaXNlYXNlJTIwcHJldmVudGlvbi4lMjIlMkMlMjJsaW5rJTIyJTNBJTIyaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRmNhcmVmaXJzdG9udGFyaW8uY2ElMkZzZXJ2aWNlcyUyRmNocm9uaWMtZGlzZWFzZS1tYW5hZ2VtZW50JTJGJTIyJTJDJTIyaWNvbiUyMiUzQSUyMnBsdXMlMjIlN0QlMkMlN0IlMjJ0aXRsZSUyMiUzQSUyMkVsZGVyJTIwQWJ1c2UlMjBIZWxwbGluZSUyMiUyQyUyMmltYWdlJTIyJTNBJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZqcDEuY2VmLm15ZnRwdXBsb2FkLmNvbSUyRndwLWNvbnRlbnQlMkZ1cGxvYWRzJTJGMjAxNyUyRjA3JTJGZWxkZXJfYWJ1c2UucG5nJTIyJTJDJTIyY29udGVudCUyMiUzQSUyMldlJTIwYXJlJTIwY29tbWl0dGVkJTIwdG8lMjBlbGRlciUyMGFidXNlJTIwcHJldmVudGlvbiUyMHN0cmF0ZWdpZXMlMjBhbmQlMjBwcm9ncmFtcyUyMHRvJTIwY29tYmF0JTIwZWxkZXIlMjBhYnVzZS4lMjIlMkMlMjJsaW5rJTIyJTNBJTIyaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRmNhcmVmaXJzdG9udGFyaW8uY2ElMkZzZXJ2aWNlcyUyRmVsZGVyLWFidXNlJTJGJTIyJTJDJTIyaWNvbiUyMiUzQSUyMnBsdXMlMjIlN0QlMkMlN0IlMjJ0aXRsZSUyMiUzQSUyMkhvbWUlMjBDYXJlJTIwU2VydmljZSUyMiUyQyUyMmltYWdlJTIyJTNBJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZqcDEuY2VmLm15ZnRwdXBsb2FkLmNvbSUyRndwLWNvbnRlbnQlMkZ1cGxvYWRzJTJGMjAxNyUyRjA3JTJGaG9tZV9jYXJlLnBuZyUyMiUyQyUyMmNvbnRlbnQlMjIlM0ElMjJXZSUyMGhlbHAlMjBjbGllbnRzJTIwbWFpbnRhaW4lMjBhJTIwZ29vZCUyMHF1YWxpdHklMjBvZiUyMGxpZmUlMjBhbmQlMjByZW1haW4lMjBpbmRlcGVuZGVudCUyMGluJTIwdGhlJTIwY29tbXVuaXR5LiUyMiUyQyUyMmxpbmslMjIlM0ElMjJodHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGY2FyZWZpcnN0b250YXJpby5jYSUyRnNlcnZpY2VzJTJGaG9tZS1jYXJlJTJGJTIyJTJDJTIyaWNvbiUyMiUzQSUyMnBsdXMlMjIlN0QlMkMlN0IlMjJ0aXRsZSUyMiUzQSUyMlN1cHBvcnRpdmUlMjBIb3VzaW5nJTIwU2VydmljZXMlMjIlMkMlMjJpbWFnZSUyMiUzQSUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGanAxLmNlZi5teWZ0cHVwbG9hZC5jb20lMkZ3cC1jb250ZW50JTJGdXBsb2FkcyUyRjIwMTclMkYwNyUyRnN1cHBvcnRpdmVfaG91c2luZy5wbmclMjIlMkMlMjJjb250ZW50JTIyJTNBJTIyTGVhcm4lMjBhYm91dCUyMG91ciUyMHR3byUyMFNlbmlvcnMlMjBIb3VzaW5nJTIwQXBhcnRtZW50cyUyMGFuZCUyMHRoZSUyMHNlcnZpY2VzJTIwd2UlMjBvZmZlci4lMjIlMkMlMjJsaW5rJTIyJTNBJTIyaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRmNhcmVmaXJzdG9udGFyaW8uY2ElMkZzZXJ2aWNlcyUyRnN1cHBvcnRpdmUtaG91c2luZy1zZXJ2aWNlcyUyRiUyMiUyQyUyMmljb24lMjIlM0ElMjJwbHVzJTIyJTdEJTJDJTdCJTIydGl0bGUlMjIlM0ElMjJUcmFuc2l0aW9uYWwlMjBDYXJlJTIwQ2VudHJlJTIyJTJDJTIyaW1hZ2UlMjIlM0ElMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRmpwMS5jZWYubXlmdHB1cGxvYWQuY29tJTJGd3AtY29udGVudCUyRnVwbG9hZHMlMkYyMDE3JTJGMDclMkZ0cmFuc2l0aW9uYWxfY2FyZS5wbmclMjIlMkMlMjJjb250ZW50JTIyJTNBJTIyT3VyJTIwMzAlMjBiZWQlMjB1bml0JTIwYWltcyUyMHRvJTIwcHJvdmlkZSUyMGFuJTIwZW52aXJvbm1lbnQlMjBwcm9tb3RpbmclMjBleGNlcHRpb25hbCUyMHJlY292ZXJ5JTIwdG8lMjB0aG9zZSUyMGluJTIwbmVlZC4lMjIlMkMlMjJsaW5rJTIyJTNBJTIyaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRmNhcmVmaXJzdG9udGFyaW8uY2ElMkZzZXJ2aWNlcyUyRnRyYW5zaXRpb25hbC1jYXJlJTJGJTIyJTJDJTIyaWNvbiUyMiUzQSUyMnBsdXMlMjIlN0QlMkMlN0IlMjJ0aXRsZSUyMiUzQSUyMlRyYW5zcG9ydGF0aW9uJTIyJTJDJTIyaW1hZ2UlMjIlM0ElMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRmpwMS5jZWYubXlmdHB1cGxvYWQuY29tJTJGd3AtY29udGVudCUyRnVwbG9hZHMlMkYyMDE3JTJGMDclMkZ0cmFuc3BvcnRhdGlvbi5wbmclMjIlMkMlMjJjb250ZW50JTIyJTNBJTIyQ29tZm9ydGFibGUlMjA3JTIwJTI2JTIwMTQlMjBwYXNzZW5nZXIlMjB2YW5zJTIwcHJvdmlkaW5nJTIwJTIwdHJhbnNwb3J0YXRpb24lMjBzZXJ2aWNlcyUyMGZvciUyMHNlbmlvcnMlMjBhbmQlMjBwZXJzb25zJTIwaW4lMjBuZWVkLiUyMiUyQyUyMmxpbmslMjIlM0ElMjJodHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGY2FyZWZpcnN0b250YXJpby5jYSUyRnNlcnZpY2VzJTJGdHJhbnNwb3J0YXRpb24lMkYlMjIlMkMlMjJpY29uJTIyJTNBJTIycGx1cyUyMiU3RCUyQyU3QiUyMnRpdGxlJTIyJTNBJTIyVm9jYXRpb25hbCUyMFRyYWluaW5nJTIyJTJDJTIyaW1hZ2UlMjIlM0ElMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRmpwMS5jZWYubXlmdHB1cGxvYWQuY29tJTJGd3AtY29udGVudCUyRnVwbG9hZHMlMkYyMDE3JTJGMDclMkZ2b2NhdGlvbmFsX3RyYWluaW5nLnBuZyUyMiUyQyUyMmNvbnRlbnQlMjIlM0ElMjJMZWFybiUyMG1vcmUlMjBhYm91dCUyMHRoZSUyMFBlcnNvbmFsJTIwU3VwcG9ydCUyMFdvcmtlciUyMENlcnRpZmljYXRlJTIwUHJvZ3JhbS4lMjIlMkMlMjJsaW5rJTIyJTNBJTIyaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRmNhcmVmaXJzdG9udGFyaW8uY2ElMkZzZXJ2aWNlcyUyRnZvY2F0aW9uYWwtdHJhaW5pbmclMkYlMjIlMkMlMjJpY29uJTIyJTNBJTIycGx1cyUyMiU3RCUyQyU3QiUyMnRpdGxlJTIyJTNBJTIyV2VsbG5lc3MlMjBDbHViJTIyJTJDJTIyaW1hZ2UlMjIlM0ElMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRmpwMS5jZWYubXlmdHB1cGxvYWQuY29tJTJGd3AtY29udGVudCUyRnVwbG9hZHMlMkYyMDE3JTJGMDclMkZ3ZWxsbmVzc19jbHViLnBuZyUyMiUyQyUyMmNvbnRlbnQlMjIlM0ElMjJBJTIwc29jaWFsJTIwY2x1YiUyMHByb3ZpZGluZyUyMHJlY3JlYXRpb25hbCUyMGFjdGl2aXRpZXMlMkMlMjBpbnRlcmVzdCUyMGNsYXNzZXMlMjBhbmQlMjB3ZWxsbmVzcyUyMGVkdWNhdGlvbiUyMHByb2dyYW0uJTIyJTJDJTIybGluayUyMiUzQSUyMmh0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZjYXJlZmlyc3RvbnRhcmlvLmNhJTJGc2VydmljZXMlMkZ3ZWxsbmVzcy1jbHViJTJGJTIyJTJDJTIyaWNvbiUyMiUzQSUyMnBsdXMlMjIlN0QlNUQ=”]

Carefirst News