The Indigenous COVID Pathways Phoneline can be reached at: 437-703-8703
4pm – 9pm, 7 days a week – hours to increase in the coming weeks
There are special considerations for Indigenous populations with respect to COVID-19 testing and isolation including historical and ongoing breaches of trust, attitudinal and systemic racism by healthcare providers and high rates of inadequate/unsafe housing, displacement and social disconnection.
As a result of longstanding discrimination and social exclusion, Indigenous people may be more likely to avoid seeking testing or care for COVID until symptoms are advanced. The Indigenous COVID Pathways Phoneline has been established to advance equitable access to COVD-19 testing and isolation for Indigenous people and prevent disproportionate adverse outcomes for this population