As the COVID-19 pandemic situation continues to evolve, we have adjusted safety practices based on guidance from local public health authorities. At this time, we are making changes to masking guidelines at GH-CCMH.
Effective Monday, April 24, 2023, masking becomes optional for clients, visitors, staff and students at both GH-CCMH sites. Staff and students working off-site will also have the option to mask or not unless masking is required by the location where they are working.
GH-CCMH will remain a mask-friendly environment. Everyone is more than welcome to continue to mask if they choose to do so. Anyone entering our sites wearing their own mask may continue to wear it, rather than switching to masks that we provide. However, for those who wish to mask upon arrival, we will continue to provide masks at reception.
We ask that everyone practise kindness and be respectful to those who choose to continue to mask or ask for extra space (physical distancing) when they are unmasked.
We would like to remind our clients, families and other visitors that infection prevention and control practices remain in place at this time to protect against the spread of illness. We ask that you:
- Inform our staff if you are sick so you can reschedule or make your session virtual
- Self-screen at the entrances to our buildings
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 15 seconds and use alcohol-based hand rub when entering our sites. You can find more information in these Toronto Public Health posters which are up in our washrooms and treatment spaces upon entry.
- Physically distance as much as possible
Enhanced cleaning and improved ventilation continue at our sites.
Thank you for your continued support!
New client? Phone us if you need services – we are here to help. Call our Mental Health Access Program at 416-924-1164 ext. 8708; we will return your call the same day or the next business day.
The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health at SickKids is part of the SickKids mental health continuum of services including hospital services and the TeleLink Mental Health Program which offers both urban and rural telepsychiatry virtual services.
To arrange a referral to hospital outpatient services, call the Mental Health Access Program at 416-813-7005.
For inquiries concerning services in the TeleLink Mental Health Program, call 1-877-507-7301.
For information regarding all Toronto child mental health services, visit Help Ahead.