Services for staff and managers during the pandemic

Resources for Mental Health and Well-Being

Your resources for mental health and well-being

Your mental and physical well-being are important, both at work and at home. Therefore, to help you stay well during the pandemic and beyond, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal is offering its staff various support services and helpful tools, as shown below.

Psychological and mental health support

1 - COVID-19 Employee Assistance Hotline

  • Hotline for employees with symptoms or questions about COVID-19 : Follow-up and accompaniment (including traceability) of employees who have a positive diagnosis, whether in isolation or awaiting a result.
  • Appointments for COVID-19 testing
  • Vaccine side effects
  • Hotline for psychological support: This confidential telephone line is staffed by professionals.
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2 - Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
1-800-361-2433 anytime (24 hours a day). Additional sessions have been added to the program

3 - LifeWorks: A continuously accessible platform
LifeWorks complements the EAP’s activities and it respects the principles of anonymity and confidentiality. This is a self-assessment tool that enables you to make adjustments to many areas of your life and to obtain referrals to the right resources, if necessary. Members of your family will also be able to benefit from confidential help and advice on hundreds of topics.

  •  CLICK HERE to register for LifeWorks.  
  •  CLICK HERE to view the LifeWorks presentation video.
  •  CLICK HERE for more information about this platform. 

Support for Well-being

1- PeakSanté
An online wellness program that includes:

  • weekly live fitness classes that can be replayed;
  • access to a library of guided meditation sessions;
  • topical guides on a variety of health, fitness and wellness topics.

More information on the Employees' Corner.
More information on the PeakSanté page.

2- External resources




Support in the work place

1 - Support for civility in the workplace
Resource persons

2 - Mediation services
Resource person

COVID-19 Testing Clinic for CIUSSS Staff

Due to the increased number of vaccinated individuals and a decrease in the needs for screening, as of July 18, 2021, the JGH COVID-19 Screening Clinic for personnel and designated patients will be modifying its hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7h to 15h
  • Tuesday, Thursday, 9h to 17h
  • Saturday, Sunday: 8h to 16h

The clinic is available by appointment only, seven days a week.

For all staff, students and physicians who would like to make an appointment, please contact the employees’ COVID-19 Hotline at: 514-731-7343, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The clinic is located in the trailers on the left side of the parking lot of Pavilions N and H (5790-5800 Côte-des-Neiges Road).


1 - COVID-19 Daily Update from the Department of Communications

2 - COVID-19 Q&A
See COVID-19 Q&A: Your questions, our answers.

3 -  360 staff newsletter
Emailed and available at

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