COVID-19 Notice: CHIGAMIK Programs and Services

March 17, 2020  

CHIGAMIK’s top priority is the health and wellbeing of our clients, staff and community members. Below is a list of precautionary measures being taken by CHIGAMIK:

Effective March 18, 2020:

Chigamik Group Programs

  • CHIGAMIK has cancelled all in-person group programs until further notice.
  • The Quit Cafe will be dispensing NRT every Thursday at CHIGAMIK from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Chigamik Services Available

  • Mental health and addiction counselling – All one-on-one mental health counselling appointments will be conducted via phone or video conferencing. For more information on how to access these services, click here.
  • Dietitian – All dietitian appointments will be conducted via phone or video conferencing.
  • French Language Services Navigation – The French Language Services Navigator is currently accepting new clients and all appointments will be conducted via phone.
  • Indigenous Perinatal Health Services – All appointments will be conducted via phone or video conferencing.
  • Midland Midwives By the Bay – The Midwives are currently accepting new clients and will conduct phone assessments up until 26 weeks pregnant. After 26 weeks, in-person appointments will be conducted but reduced in frequency. At home postpartum appointments will also be available.
  • Traditional Healing – All appointments have been cancelled until further notice.
  • Biidaaban Doula Collective – The Doulas are currently accepting new clients. Please click here to book an appointment.
  • Miijim Market – Closed until further notice.
  • Physiotherapy – All appointments will be conducted via phone or video conferencing.

 Primary Care Appointments

  • If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.
  • All primary health care appointments will be scheduled via phone. Your health care provider will determine if you need a face-to-face appointment.
  • If you are scheduled for an in-person appointment, you will be contacted by CHIGAMIK prior to your appointment to conduct phone screening (i.e. symptoms and travel history).
  • All visitors will be screened on-site at the point of entry (i.e. symptoms and travel history).
  • If you have an appointment scheduled at CHIGAMIK and have symptoms of COVID-19, please DO NOT COME TO CHIGAMIK and call the clinic at 705-527-4154 prior to your appointment.

Self Assessment Screening Tool

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care.

For more accurate, up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit: Public Health Agency – Government of Canada or the Ontario Ministry of Health.