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Health & Body

Taking Care of Your Body

If you are worried that you have symptoms of COVID-19, please follow Brescia's direction on what to do to be reviewed or get tested, which follows the recommendations provided by the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU). You may use the Ontario Government's Online Assessment Tool to help you determine how to seek further care.

If you have other medical concerns and need to speak to a doctor, make sure to first call your closest walk-in clinic before going out, as many clinics have changed their hours or closed due to the COVID-19 situation.

If your needs are emergent or life-threatening, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital Emergency Room. They are still seeing patients and can help you in emergency situations. Do not hesitate!


Resources to support your medical health and physical wellbeing

Western Student Health: You can schedule an appointment via email: shappt@uwo.ca. Most doctors will have a phone appointment with students.

Telehealth Ontario: A free, confidential service that you can access by calling 1-866-797-0000. Check out their website to get informed about who can call, what you can expect, and the kinds of topics and questions for which they can provide health advice and information.

Dial-a-Doc: Phone appointments with Ontario doctors that are covered by OHIP. Fill out the online form and you will be contacted by a licensed Ontario physician within 24 hours. If you have a family doctor, check with them to see if they are participating in this type of care. If they are not available or you do not have a family doctor, this service can help.

Expanded OHIP Coverage: To ensure that anyone in need of care can receive it, the Ontario government is waiving the 3-month waiting period for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage. Additionally, the province will cover the cost of COVID-19 services for uninsured people who do not meet the criteria for OHIP coverage. These measures will ensure that no one will be discouraged from seeking screening or treatment for COVID-19 for financial reasons.

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