Resources for Healthcare Workers

CLAC recognizes that our healthcare members face challenges that are unique to their workplace or sector as during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some useful links and tips for you.

Resources and Links

Mental Health Support

If you feel as though your mental health is overwhelmed, please contact any of the emergency supports listed below, or call your manager/supervisor or your CLAC representative. We need to make sure we work as a team through this frightening, uncertain time, as we are all navigating through it together.

CLAC Mental Health Support

BC Crisis and Information Lines

The BC government is offering Virtual Mental Health Supports to residents of all ages during the COVID-19 pandemic, including special support for healthcare workers.

Crisis Line Association of BC (CLABC)

Toll-free: Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) if you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be.
Mental health support: Call 310-6789 (no need to dial area code) for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health.

Other Emergency Contacts

Ambulance, fire, police

Phone: 911

BC Centre for Disease Control

The BDCDC provides updates on COVID-19 healthcare professionals and public health partners, as well as the public.

Poison control

Lower Mainland: 604-682-5050
Toll-free: 1-800-567-8911

Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service

Lower Mainland: 604-660-9382
Toll-free: 1-800-663-1441

HealthLink BC 

Confidential health information and advice available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Phone: 811
Deaf or hearing-impaired (TTY): 711

Kids Help Phone 

Toll-free: 1-800-668-6868

Other Resources

Public Health Agency of Canada - About Corona Virus 

This is a basic understanding of what the Corona Virus is and the Covid-19 illness that is causes. 

BC Government Covid-19 Self-Assessment Tool 

This self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else. 

BC Centre for Disease Control 

Coronavirus Prevention

Hand Hygiene 

How to Safely Put on a Mask

Putting on Personal Protective Equipment Protective Equipment 

Removing Personal Protective Equipment (Droplet Precautions)

Removing Personal Protective Equipment (Airborne Precautions)