As many of you are already aware, the situation in Ontario regarding the COVID-19 (the illness caused by novel coronavirus) has been rapidly changing. The risk of infectious spread of this disease is still present, so we are taking measures to protect you.
Coronavirus spreads through sneezes, coughs and direct contact that transmit the virus from an infected person. You need to lower your chances of coming into contact with persons who are or who may be infected.
While still meeting your health care needs, in order to slow the spread of the virus, we are taking steps to decrease the number of people in our waiting room and clinic.
We are changing some of our regular office appointments to video or telephone consultations to reach you in your own home. This way, you will be able to access the care you need without the risk of potentially being exposed to a sick patient in our waiting room. This should also make things easier for our patients who are finding transportation difficult, and for patients with children at home.
When you call for an appointment, you may be offered a video appointment or telephone consultation with your doctor. The video appointments will require that you have a computer, tablet or cell phone and access to the internet. Video links through OTN are secure and confidential.
Click here for more information regarding OTN video appointments.
Some conditions will still require an actual visit to the clinic for an examination or procedure. In-clinic visits will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING DROP-IN OR WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS AT THIS TIME.
PLEASE CALL (705-282-2262) if you think you need to be seen. We are receiving a high volume of calls so please try again if the line is busy.
Please bring your own mask to your appointment. Put it on before you walk into the premises and only remove it after you leave. Remember to thoroughly wash or sanitize your hands upon arrival at the clinic and after taking off your mask.
Please read and follow all signage at the clinic. Things can change quickly as our policies and procedures adapt to current guidelines.
Click here for instructions on how to safely use a non-medical mask.
TRAVEL GRANT forms can be searched for and downloaded from this link. You can print it, fill in your part and have the specialist's office complete theirs. If you drop it at (or mail it to) our office, we will complete our section; please include a stamp and we will mail it for you.
Physical distancing measures are in place. Please look to posted signs and staff for guidance.
Patient screening will take place at the office door while you sanitize your hands (sanitizer is provided).
Only the person with the appointment should enter the building. While exceptions are made in special circumstances, family and friends are asked to wait in their vehicle.
If you develop any new or worsening symptoms, you may need to be tested for the coronavirus at an approved COVID-19 assessment centre. Assessment centres on the island are located adjacent to the emergency departments in Little Current (call 705-368-2300) and Mindemoya (call 705-377-5311). YOU MUST CALL AHEAD FOR AN APPOINTMENT.
If you have severe shortness of breath or are extremely ill, call 911.
The Sudbury and District Public Health Unit is leading the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Please check here if you are currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. This link also provides locations and contact information to register to receive a vaccination.