Stay up-to-date and healthy during COVID-19.

Indigenous Community Clinics

When scheduled, information on upcoming Indigenous Community COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be posted here. If you do not see a clinic, or the dates don't work for your schedule, please feel free to book through the health unit using the pre-registration health unit link below.

Note: The Orillia Clinic date was changed from April 29 to April 27. If you booked your appointment on or before April 15 for the April 29 date, you will be receiving an email to reschedule.

Information about COVID-19 Vaccines for Indigenous Communities

All Indigenous adults 16 years of age or older, living in the Simcoe Muskoka Region are able to book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Non-Indigenous adults who live in the same household as an Indigenous adult receiving the vaccine and are 16 or older are also able to book an appointment. Every adult in the household must book their own appointment and households should book appointments for the same time.

Booking Vaccine Appointments:

Indigenous adults and non-Indigenous adults living in the same household can book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the immunization clinics being offered by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. The first step to booking an appointment is to pre-register.

COVID-19 Vaccines Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? These FAQ sheets have information on the vaccines and how they support you to stay healthy in mind, body, spirit, emotions, and community. 

Maad'ookiing Mshkiki—Sharing Medicine

Maad'ookiing Mshkiki - Sharing Medicine is a virtual hub that shares culturally relevant and trauma-informed information about COVID-19 vaccinations for First Nations, Métis and Inuit. More information can be found on the Maad'ookiing Mshkiki webpage.

 

Declaration of Indigenous Ancestry

Right now, there are not enough vaccines for everyone in the public who wants a vaccine to get one. Indigenous communities have been identified as high priority to get the vaccine. In order to make sure Indigenous community members can get the vaccines now, clinics will be requesting identification. As more vaccines become available, the need for identification will be reviewed. More information can be found in this FAQ sheet

Examples of documentation you may bring to show for your appointment include:

  • Status Card
  • Band Membership Card
  • Citizenship Card from Métis Nation of Canada Governing Member
  • Land Claim Beneficiary Card
  • Non-Insured Health Benefits N-Number
  • Letter of support from local Indigenous service organization
  • Letter from your home community (Elder, Band Office, Social Worker etc.)

If you are having any trouble gathering your documentation, contact your local Indigenous service organization (e.g. Native Friendship Centre, Native Women's Association, Métis Council etc.) for support.

Our team members are available by telephone call back for support.

Please leave us a voicemail if you are struggling.

Barrie Clinic -Phone: 705-721-9554
Orillia Clinic - Phone: 705-259-9520
To contact our Nurse Practitioner at the
Beausoleil Health Centre, 705-247-2035

Click Here for additional support & resources

COVID-19 Regional Monitoring Dashboard:

https://www.simcoemuskokahealthstats.org/topics/infectious-diseases/a-h/covid-19/COVID-19-Monitoring-Dashboard

COVID-19 Assessment Centres

Before visiting an assessment centre, you should first seek guidance from your primary care provider on whether it is appropriate for them to do so.

Ontarians can also do so by:
• Calling Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000
• Calling the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: 705-721-7520, 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. and weekends 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

You should not go to an assessment centre unless you have COVID-19 symptoms.

At the assessment centre, you will be seen by a healthcare professional, who will provide you with the necessary care and instructions for follow up, if required. 

 

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Let's help flatten the curve by staying home when possible, social distancing and wear PPE when 6ft is not possible.

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