Cold, Flu and COVID-19 Clinic

Last updated: February 1, 2023

The Cold, Flu and COVID-19 Clinic provides care for children, youth and adults in East Toronto who are experiencing cold, flu and COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, runny nose and sore throat, when their family doctor or other primary care provider is not available.

The clinic is staffed by physicians, nurses and other team members from Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) and East Toronto Family Practice Network with support from community partners, including TNO – The Neighbourhood Organization, Flemingdon Health Centre and Health Access Thorncliffe Park. All of these organizations are members of East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP), the Ontario Health Team (OHT) serving East Toronto.

Location

  • Thorncliffe Park Community Hub, 45 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, ON M4H 1C2 (Inside East York Town Centre. Enter the clinic through the door to the immediate left of Galito’s Flame-Grilled Chicken and take either of the two elevators to the second floor.)

Hours

  • Open on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Closed on Friday and Saturday. Closed on Monday, February 20.

Please note hours are subject to change based on community need.

Services

By appointment

By walk-in 

  • Cold, flu and COVID-19 assessments (completed by a physician)
  • Access to cold, fever and pain medicine, if needed
  • Prescriptions for other medicines, if needed

 

  • COVID-19 PCR test* for people who meet testing eligibility (all ages) (Last walk-in at 7 p.m.)
  • Pick-up and drop-off of take-home COVID-19 PCR test kits* for people who meet testing eligibility (all ages)
  • Access to COVID-19 treatment, including prescriptions for the Paxlovid pill, if needed (Last walk-in at 7 p.m.)

*During cold and flu season, patients may also be tested for influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) through this PCR test. If you test positive for COVID-19, influenza or RSV, a healthcare provider from MGH will contact you to conduct a virtual assessment and discuss results.

Please note this clinic does NOT offer COVID-19 and flu vaccines. For information about vaccines at Thorncliffe Park Community Hub or other sites in East Toronto, please visit Toronto Public Health's website or our mobile and pop-up vaccine clinic page.

Other health and wellness services are available by walk-in at the Thorncliffe Park Community Hub for all ages. Learn more about these services.

No health card is needed. If you do not have a health card, you can bring an ID or document with your name and address on it, like a driver’s licence, passport, utility bill, pay stub or report card.

Please note individuals will be assessed and/or treated at this clinic at the on-site physician’s discretion. If the physician deems it necessary, patients may be sent to MGH’s Emergency Department or another hospital emergency department.

If children or youth have the following symptoms and/or concerns, they may need emergency care. Please go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

  • They have had a fever for more than 5 days.
  • They have difficulty breathing, a stiff neck, seizure and/or an area of pain or redness (with or without swelling or heat).
  • They seem moderately to severely dehydrated (for example, decrease in amount of urine, no tears when crying, dry mouth and tongue).
  • They look very ill and/or are difficult to wake up, confused or delirious.
  • They have a fever and a new rash that looks like a bruise.
  • They have a fever and recently had cancer therapy.

If adults have the following symptoms and/or concerns, they may need emergency care. Please go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

  • They have moderate to severe difficulty breathing.
  • They have new disorientation, confusion or decrease in level of consciousness.
  • They are continuously vomiting and/or dehydrated.
  • They have chest pain.
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