St. James Town Health Centre has reopened, 410 Sherbourne St. on Monday

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St. James Town Health Centre has reopened, 410 Sherbourne St. on Monday

Toronto, December 2, 2016

The St. James Town Health Centre reopened at 5 p.m. last night for the Family Health Team’s urgent care clinic and opened for its own patients today, following a bed bug infestation. The Community Care Access Clinic also reopened yesterday.

However, the Health Centre at 410 (Sherbourne St.) will remain closed until Monday, Dec. 5. The deep clean of the building has been completed, but offices and clinics need to be organized.

Patients of both Family Health Team clinics (410 and St. James Town) will be seen today in the St. James Town Health Centre on the ground floor of the 410 Sherbourne St. location. Saturday’s urgent care clinic will be held at St. James Town.

The hospital regrets the inconvenience to patients and is committed to reopening the Health Centre at 410 as soon as it is safe to do so. The clinics will reopen as soon as it’s been thoroughly cleaned and pest control confirms that no further bedbugs are found.

Over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in reports of bed bugs in Toronto. Infestations have been reported in homes, hotels, libraries, schools, offices, health care facilities and many other organizations. It’s important to note that while bed bugs have emerged as a public health issue, they do not spread disease.

For more information please call 416-864-3022.

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