COVID-19 – OUR PRIORITY: ENSURING THE CONTINUITY OF OUR SERVICES. DOCTORS OF THE WORLD ADAPTS ITS SERVICES TO REACH PEOPLE IN VULNERABLE SITUATIONS
Montreal, March 23, 2020 – Doctors of the World has reorganized its services to ensure continuity of care and support for people in vulnerable situations while supporting collective public health efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Doctors of the World is making every effort to support the efforts of the Regional Public Health Department and community groups to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 to the greatest extent possible among homeless people and migrants with precarious status.
MOBILE HEALTH CLINIC IN MONTREAL
In this time of pandemic, our team is on the field with the Mobile Health Clinic to deploy a self-care tent in accordance with public health measures. We are available to offer our assistance at food distribution points in the City of Montreal and in other areas frequented by people who usually use our services, in addition to supporting community organizations in the area.
Prevention and promotion for community members organizations
Nurses will travel to the areas served by the Mobile Health Clinic to provide COVID-19 prevention and promotion activities and referrals as needed.
Our nurses can be reached from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. by phone at the following number:
Considering the recommendations issued by the Ministry of Health and Social Services asking to cease all accompaniment in medical settings for the sake of prevention, until further notice, no accompanying person in hospitals will be provided for the indigenous navigators until further notice.
The indigenous navigators of Doctors of the World will be available by phone (at the usual number) for partners of the Mobile Health Clinic and for people from the indigenous community in order to offer support to the partner community organizations teams and to medical teams of the public health system and support for referrals or orientations.
PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT SERVICES
Doctors of the World psychological support services are broadened and maintained by phone or videoconference.
- Psychological support for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless
- Psychological support for community workers (individual and groups).
All our in-person psychological support sessions are interrupted until further notice.
Please call (514) 281-8998 extension 216 or write to email@example.com
CLINIC FOR UNINSURED MIGRANTS
HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT (new and known patient)
Contact us at the following phone numbers:
- Wednesday at 438-882-9655 from 12:00 to 20:00
- Thursday at 514-838-9365 from 12:00 to 20:00
Please note that it will not be possible to leave a message on the voice mail of these two phone numbers and that calls will ONLY be taken during these time slots: between 12:00 and 20:00)
This schedule is subject to change. Please consult our web site regularly.
|IF YOU DO NOT HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE
If you are not eligible for healthcare by Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) and you have COVID-19 symptoms:
- Breathing difficulties
Please call 1-877-644-4545 (toll-free number)
You can be seen free of charge in one of the designated COVID-19 clinics. The screening tests and treatment related to COVID-19 are free.
SCREENING CLINIC IN DOWNTOWN MONTREAL (WITHOUT APPOINTMENT)
For any information regarding the screening clinics in Montreal, please visit the Santé Montréal’s website by clicking here.
IMMIGRATION STATUS, HEALTHCARE ACCESS AND COVID-19
For any question related to healthcare access for migrant people during the COVID-19 pandemic: click here.
For any question about our services, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can write in French, English or Spanish.