Covid and Our Clinic
Please note the following FOUR important immediate changes:
As of now, we are aiming to do the majority of appointments “virtually first”. If you need to see a doctor, please book a phone appointment first and you and your doctor can decide if a face-to-face appointment is needed next.
We Are Still “Seeing” Everyone By Phone But There Will Be No Non-Essential In-Person Office Visits At This Time. Examples Of Non-Essential Visits Are: Chronic Disease/Check-Ups If You Have No Concerns, Meet-And-Greets. Or Prescription Refills. But You Can Still Book A Phone Call To Review Any Concerns You Have!
2. DO NOT ENTER CLINIC IF…
…you have infectious symptoms or concerns about COVID-19 exposure. Infectious symptoms include:
fever or chills, extreme fatigue, muscle aches, chills, cough, runny nose, diarrhea, vomiting, new rash, shortness of breath, loss or change of sense of smell and/or tast,e
headache, sneezing, If you are having trouble breathing or are extremely unwell, and cannot wait for a phone appointment, you should seek emergency health services at Lady Minto Hospital.
3. SAFE IN-OFFICE APPOINTMENTS
If you and your doctor decide that an in-office appointment is medically necessary, the above guidelines will still apply.
You will be required to wear a medical-grade mask in the clinic. We are happy to provide you with one.
Please do bring the following to your appointment:
Toys and reading material: to keep the clinic safe for all patients, there are none in the clinic.
Pen or pencil: if you need to take notes.
Please do NOT bring the following to your appointment:
Other people: there is limited space in our waiting rooms. If absolutely necessary, one support person will be allowed, but remember: this is for THEIR safety. If they have less exposure, they will stay healthy!
4. WE CANNOT PERFORM UNNECESSARY OR INAPPROPRIATE TESTING.
We are NOT performing COVID-19 tests at SSIHC. If you are experiencing symptoms, you may be eligible for a test. First complete a self assessment. If directed to book please call 1-844-901-8442 to book your test.