COVID Service Update: April 2021

Posted January 13, 2021 by CMHA Elgin

On April 1, the Ontario government announced a province-wide emergency brake as a result of the surge in case numbers and COVID-19 hospitalizations across Ontario. This emergency brake will be in effective as of Saturday April 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and be in place for a least four weeks. The emergency brake puts in place public health and workplace safety measures to help to stop the rapid transmission of COVID-19 variants in communities, protect hospital capacity and save lives. For more information on these measures, please see: COVID-19 Shutdown –  Government of Ontario

Deemed an essential service by the Ontario government, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Elgin Middlesex remains open and is ensuring community mental health and addictions supports are safely available.

In accordance with Public Health measures and provincial guidelines, CMHA Elgin Middlesex continues to deliver services in the best manner possible to protect public health and safety, by pivoting services to virtual or in-person so individuals in need of mental health supports can continue to get the help they need.

To ensure everyone’s safety please be aware of  how to connect with our programs and services below. 

  • In-person crisis support at STEGH Emergency Department
  • Virtual and telephone services continue to be available
  • Housing programs continue to accept and review referrals
  • Intake for services available by phone – 519-633-1781, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays and weekends.

CMHA Elgin Middlesex will continue to inform individuals and the community of further changes to programs and services as they occur. Stay up to date by visiting or contact us at 519-633-1781 or  with any questions.

If you need immediate mental health and/or addictions support please call Reach Out 24/7 at 519-433-2023 or toll-free 1-866-933-2023 or online at