Empower Health's c19.ca to Help Canadians Find COVID-19 Assessment Centres and Check Holiday Hours
12/31/2020

Empower Health is a digital health innovator that launched c19.ca to help Canadians find trusted COVID-19 information, including assessment centres near them.

Online PR News – 31-December-2020 – Toronto, ON – This year, Empower Health launched its newest initiative, c19.ca, to help Canadians find trusted COVID-19 information, including assessment centres near them. While a global pandemic is putting lives at risk, there has been so many changes and a lot of COVID-19 information floating around, making it hard to find up-to-date and accurate facts. The c19.ca is designed to address this, as a free and ad-free national resource that is very much needed during a once-a-century pandemic.

c19.ca makes finding a COVID-19 assessment centre very easy; simply enter an address. You will then see a map showing assessment centres for people with COVID-19 symptoms (hospital, medical lab, and primary care-based assessment centres), as well as asymptomatic testing locations (ie. pharmacies). All assessment centres require an appointment, and some offer online appointment booking. And, all of that information is at the user’s fingertips within seconds through c19.ca.

This initiative builds on Empower Health’s earlier holidayhours.ca initiative, which over the past decade has helped Canadians find holiday hours for walk-in clinics, urgent care centers, pharmacies, family doctors offices, and other providers through the website holidayhours.ca. “Our healthcare system navigation platform, holidayhours.ca, shows healthcare organizations whose holiday hours were collected or verified within days of each holiday, which will improve awareness of healthcare options and help divert patient flow away from overcrowded emergency rooms, especially right now during the COVID-19 pandemic when hospital beds are at capacity,” says Dr. Ryan Doherty, adding “This holiday season in particular, there is also more confusion and concern than ever about where to go for minor ailments and where to get COVID-19 testing quickly.”

Empower Health is the same Ontario-based digital health innovator that spent the past few months helping Canadians find local pharmacies & clinics with flu shots in stock through their MyFluShot.ca flu shot locator initiative. Even though most influenza vaccinations occur in October & November, many clinics & pharmacies are still using MyFluShot.ca to let the public know they still have flu shots in stock, including high dose flu shots. If you had difficulty getting a flu shot earlier in the flu season, you can still protect yourself by getting a flu shot since the flu season ends in late March.

The c19.ca website makes it easier to find pharmacies & community clinics offering COVID-19 testing, and Empower Health is working on initiatives to support access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Empower Health’s main site empower.ca (formerly iamsick.ca) includes online appointment booking and other valuable information like family doctors accepting new patients.

About Empower Health

Empower Health is a digital health innovator that is transforming how patients navigate & access healthcare in Canada. Through their many websites and partner apps, patients can easily find nearby healthcare options, check vaccine inventory, sign-up for wait-list notifications, and book appointments online.

Media contact:

Ryan Doherty
647-980-7777
rsd@empower.ca

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