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Community paramedicine

Helping residents before a situation turns into an emergency.

Their goal of community paramedicine is to reduce 911 calls and emergency room visits.

Wellness clinics

Peel Regional Paramedic Services runs wellness clinics for senior residents at 5 Peel Living buildings.

At these clinics, specially trained paramedics:

The clinics are part of a study with McMaster University. The goal is to see if a proactive and preventive approach to caring for seniors reduces trips to the hospital.

Since 2019, the Community Paramedicine team has:

Early findings of the study are promising. Email us to get more information.

Home visits

In 2020, we launched a home-visit pilot study with McMaster University. The 3-month study enabled paramedics to check in on frequent 911-callers. This program was put on hold due to COVID-19.

High Intensity Supports at Home program

Community paramedics provide in-home medical support to residents who:

Participants of the program are identified by the Local Health Integration Network.

By providing residents with health care when and where they need it, we hope to:

Our role during COVID-19

Peel paramedics are playing an expanded role during the COVID-19 pandemic. In spring 2020, the Community Paramedicine team partnered with Peel Public Health to provide COVID-19 testing at:

We completed 13,000 tests in 8 months to help stop the spread of infection.

We also provided medical care to shelter residents recovering from COVID-19 at Peel’s isolation site.

In fall 2020, we started in-home testing for residents with symptoms of COVID-19 who could not access a testing centre.

Recently, we’ve been vaccinating residents at the Peel Public Health vaccine clinics, long term care centres, and retirement homes.

Contact us

We’re committed to supporting our most vulnerable residents throughout the pandemic. Email us to learn more about our community paramedicine programs, or call 905-791-7800 ext. 3951.