Last updated: July 16th, 2021
On April 16th, the Government of Ontario announced a two-week extension of the province’s state of emergency order, as well as new restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 variants. This announcement does not impact any of the healthcare services we currently offer on-site at Medcan.
Your health and safety continues to be our number one priority. Since the start of the pandemic, we have implemented enhanced measures to ensure a safe environment for our clients and staff members.
Read on to discover which services are currently available on-site at Medcan. You can also check out our COVID-19 Vaccine Updates section for the latest information on vaccine distribution.
If you’re not quite ready to visit our physical location, you’re welcome to book a virtual appointment instead for any of the following services:
In June, we confirmed supply of MODERNA mRNA vaccines from Toronto Public Health. We are eager to be a part of the vaccine solution for our clients and community and we intend to work with local authorities to support vaccination efforts.
Presently in Ontario, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are being offered for first doses. Individuals are encouraged to take the first vaccine offered to them.
As of June 10th, 2021, Medcan will be administering MODERNA mRNA vaccines, starting with individuals who have pre-registered and are eligible according to Provincial and Public Health guidelines. For more information on vaccine pre-registration, click here.
Medcan will follow the eligibility criteria for primary care set by the Province of Ontario and Toronto Public Health. Appointments will only be offered to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria. For a complete list of eligibility requirements specific to the City of Toronto, click here. For vaccine eligibility requirements specific to Ontario, click here. Because eligibility in Toronto varies depending on which part of the city you live in, we encourage you to check in with your local hospital or pharmacy for specific eligibility criteria in your area.
Yes, you may pre-register even if you’re not currently eligible. We will contact you for a vaccine booking once the Province or City of Toronto broaden their eligibility criteria.
Once we receive your information, you’ll be placed in a queue. Should Medcan continue to receive a vaccine supply, a Medcan representative will be in touch with you to book your vaccine appointment if you meet applicable eligibility requirements at the time.
Yes. Medcan will be able to administer second doses, however the type of vaccine we provide may not match the type that was used for your first dose. In the meantime, if you have had your first COVID-19 vaccine dose and are eligible for an accelerated second dose, you can rebook your second dose appointment by contacting the location where you received your first dose.
Many hospitals are contacting people who received their first dose at hospital or pop-up clinics to book their second dose as they become eligible. Please check your email (including your junk mail folder) and the phone number you provided when you booked or received your first dose.
If you already have a second dose appointment booked, you can choose to keep your current second dose appointment. If you book a second dose appointment at a different location, please make sure to cancel the other appointment so it can be made available to someone else.
No. Appointments will only be offered to individuals who are on the pre-registration list and who are eligible for vaccination.
As with other insured services performed at Medcan, the COVID-19 vaccine will be funded through OHIP. Clients will not pay out of pocket.
No. Given the changing eligibility criteria and unknowns around vaccine supply, Medcan cannot communicate where a client is on the pre-registration list or how long it will be until an appointment will be available to them.
Yes. The best vaccine for you is the first one available to you. If you no longer require an appointment at Medcan, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your removal from our pre-registration list.
No. The U.S. is required to distribute vaccines according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state guidelines. Medcan does not have any U.S. connections.
No. Medcan will follow the province’s eligibility criteria and direction provided by local health authorities to support the vaccine rollout
Medcan is unable to book vaccines as we do not have direct access to the Ontario Booking Portal for COVID-19 Vaccinations. Those eligible for vaccination can book online at www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine or by phone at 1.888.999.6488. Please note: Due to a high level of traffic, there may be longer wait times to access the system.
Children under the age of 18 may pre-register. Appointments will be scheduled based on (Pfizer) vaccine availability and eligibility at the time of appointment booking.
Yes, we encourage you to get the first vaccine that is available to you. If you wish to pre-register for COVID-19 vaccination at Medcan, click here.
Our physicians are not expected to prescribe vaccines. For more information, please refer to ontario.ca/pharmacycovidvaccine.
There are multiple hospitals and pharmacies currently vaccinating eligible individuals. Please visit the City of Toronto website for COVID-19 vaccine clinic locations. Please be advised that eligibility and vaccine supply at each location varies. You can contact your local vaccine clinic for more information on their booking process.
Medcan teamed up with Switch Health, a leader in COVID-19 testing, to provide fast, safe and reliable testing—including guaranteed next-day results.* You can now choose to get tested on-site at Medcan or in the comfort of your own home.
Curious if you were previously exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19? Include an antibody test as an add-on to your Annual Health Assessment or schedule it as a standalone appointment at Medcan.
In partnership with Switch Health, Medcan now offers asymptomatic Rapid Antigen testing—a quick and affordable nasal swab test that provides early detection of COVID-19 viral proteins in just 15 minutes. Include it as an add-on to your Annual Health Assessment or schedule a standalone appointment.
Medcan is a proud member of the Post Promise program, which demonstrates our commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. From pre-appointment screenings to social distancing protocols, important steps are being taken on-site to ensure a safe experience for our clients and staff members.
|As always, the health and safety of our clients and staff members remains our top priority. Here’s what we’re doing to keep you safe on-site.|
|Valet service is now available Monday to Friday (6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) for a flat rate of $40, and Saturday (6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) for a flat rate of $20.|
|Upon arrival to 150 York, please ensure that you’re wearing a mask or face covering that conceals both your nose and mouth. We ask that you pick up a new surgical mask at the Medcan valet booth (if you are driving) or at Refine by Medcan (located on the ground floor) before entering an elevator. This mask should be worn for the duration of your visit (unless you're instructed otherwise by your physician).|
|There is now a 3-person limit in all elevators. There will be a managed lineup at the elevator bay.|
|All Medcan staff and clinicians will wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow strict physical distancing protocols.|
|Physical distancing protocols are firmly in place in our lounges, including spaced-out seating and the removal of magazines.|
|We suggest you wear your gym clothes and running shoes to your Annual Health Assessment. You’ll be welcome to check your bag or request a locker on-site. We’ll manage this for you.|
|If you’re attending your appointment with someone (e.g. your spouse), please arrange to have them meet you after your procedure—either in the 150 York lobby or at the Medcan valet booth. To ensure proper transfer of care, a staff member will escort you to meet them.|
|We accept all major credit and debit cards for contactless payment.|
For questions or concerns relating to COVID-19, give us a call at 416.350.5900 or chat with a Medcan rep.
*Medcan clients will be required to register for the Switch Health Patient Portal to allow for the requisition of their PCR test, and for results reporting. Next-day reporting of test results is provided solely through the Switch Health portal, and results will be shared before 11:59 p.m. the following day. There may be circumstances which are out of Medcan’s and Switch Health’s control where laboratory turnaround times are greater than next day. On such rare occurrences, Medcan will not provide reimbursements for late results, although we will make every effort to notify you of such delays. Rare occurrences include inconclusive results where multiple testing is required, and where the viral load is too low to detect. In the event that you test positive for COVID-19, you will be contacted by a physician from Switch Health to discuss your results and next steps. Switch Health uses a test approved by Health Canada. The test provides a relative measure of viral quantity in a specimen. In the event that you test positive and the quantity reported is lower, certain Public Health units may require a confirmatory test.