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Social work and Counselling

Our social workers provide counselling and support for patients of the Family Health Team. Patients can be referred by their Family Physician or Registered Nurse for counselling for a variety of issues.  Some of these issues include, but are not limited to struggles with anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, stress management, parenting challenges, relationship difficulties, caregiver burnout for those caring for loved ones with mental or physical needs, life stage transitions, infertility and pregnancy loss, sleep difficulties, and interpersonal and communication challenges. 

Our social workers can also be involved in finding appropriate referrals and resources for patients.  For example, some people may be seeking specific types of treatments or interventions for themselves or a loved one, or wanting support groups or reading material about the issue they are struggling with.

Our social workers are Faina Stoliar Ben-David, MA, MSW, RSW and Karin Pereira, MSW, RSW.

 

Clinic hours (By appointment only)

Regular office hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm

Evening hours: Monday-Thursday 5:30-8:00pm (after hours physician)

Weekend coverage: Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm (after hours physician)

*Weekend on-site clinic times will vary depending on the week and are strictly by appointment only. If you need after-hours assistance, please call your family doctor’s regular office number for information on how to connect with someone for help for urgent matters.

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COVID-19 concerns »

If you are feeling unwell with any of the following symptoms:

Fever, new cough, muscle aches, difficulty breathing (or a combination of these symptoms)

Please complete the self-assessment questionnaire to determine if you need to be assessed at one of the COVID-19 Assessment Centres, or phone:

Toronto Public Health:
416-338-7600

TelehealthOntario:
1-866-797-0000


Important notice

If you or your family member are part of the Family Health Team and are admitted to a hospital, please let us know.

OUT-OF-PROVINCE OR OUT OF COUNTRY CARE REMINDER

Please note that we cannot legally provide care (this includes virtually or over the phone) if you are out of the province or the country. This includes medication renewals and telephone advice. Please plan accordingly if you plan to be away.


Uninsured services advisory

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