Health Resources

Central E
ast LHIN Information and Referral videos:

The information below is still accurate and is a vital resource for patients and caregivers. We will update the content soon to reflect the new role of the Central East LHIN

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Medication shouldn't be confusing. And now there's a way to make sure you're getting the most from your meds. MedsCheck is a program that allows you to schedule a 20 to 30 minute one-to-one meeting with your community pharmacist to ensure that you are safely and appropriately using all types of medication. Think of it as a comprehensive medication review. And it´s free! Just bring your OHIP card. The MedsCheck appointment is your chance to discuss how your prescription, over-the-counter and alternative medications may be affecting each other. Read more about MedsCheck services here.


Flu Season is Here - Get Protected!

Pharmacies offering the flu shot in the Central East.

You can also visit the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website to find a flu clinic near you.


Exercise and Falls Prevention Classes:

The following are links to Exercise and Falls Prevention Classes in PeterboroughPeterborough County  and Durham Region/GTA areas.


File a tax return:

Tax returns need to be filed before April 30, 2018. The Ontario government provides a number of taxes credits and benefits to eligible individuals and families. These include:

  • Ontario Child Benefit - helps low-income families with up to $1,378 for each child under the age of 18
  • Children's Activity Tax Credit - up to $56 per child under the age of 16 for activities like music lessons or hockey
  • Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit - anyone 65 years and older or anyone living with a senior relative can get up to $1,500 to help with the cost of making your home accessible
  • Ontario Trillium Benefit - provides relief for sales tax and property tax and help people in the North pay for energy costs
  • Ontario Senior Homeowner's Property Tax Grant - eligible seniors can get up to $500 to help with property taxes

Learn more about Ontario tax credits and benefits at the Ontario tax credit website or by calling 1-866-668-8297.


Hoarding Information Guide:

This guide provides helpful information to the Durham Region community, when faced with a hoarding situation. The information contained within the guide reflects the experiences of Hoarding Coalition members, as well as the wealth of knowledge and experience through community consultations. Read the Durham Region Hoarding Coalition Resource Guide.



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