CMHA-WECB: Over $1.9 Million for Primary Care Teams in Windsor-Essex

The Canadian Mental Health Association – Windsor-Essex County Branch (CMHA-WECB) will be a part of the Ontario government’s investment of $110 million to connect up to 328,000 people to primary care teams. $1,979,761 will be given to CMHA-WECB to expand primary care access in Windsor Essex, funding human health resources and extending the Mobile Medical Support (MMS) team outreach. Please visit here for CMHA-WECB full announcement.

The Mobile Medical Support services include:

  • Primary care check-ups (e.g. prescriptions, referrals)
  • Chronic disease support (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes)
  • Preventative care (e.g. vaccinations, fecal immunochemical test, Pap test, mammogram referrals, health teaching)
  • Testing (e.g. Covid-19, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy)
  • Wound care
  • Foot care
  • Mental health support
  • Substance/addiction services (e.g. overdose prevention, harm reduction supplies)
  • Community connections (e.g. housing assistance, forms, Ontario Works, social supports) 

“This investment by the Ontario government under the leadership of Premier Ford and Minister Jones, will significantly grow our primary care capacity in Windsor-Essex and serve nearly 8000 additional residents in our community,” said Andrew Dowie, Member of Provincial Parliament for Windsor–Tecumseh.

Back in February, 2024, it was announced Essex County Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (ECNPLC) will be receiving $424,525 to expand team-based primary care services to Kingsville, ON. These lead agencies will collaborate with the Windsor-Essex Ontario Health Team partners and WEOHT Primary Care Network to successfully meet their targets.

MMS Truck