PLEASE TAKE NOTE!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
DO NOT come to the clinic if you are feeling unwell in ANY way, have had contact with a possible or confirmed Covid-19 case OR are awaiting a Covid-19 result yourself or in your household
Masks are required upon entry to our office
Appointments are required - NO walk-ins
Only 1 person in the room with the physician (exceptions apply)
If you have a phone appointment, please ensure you are prepared and your phone settings can accept private or unknown numbers
Your patience is greatly appreciated as we navigate this difficult time - but as usual - we have a zero tolerance policy for abusive behavior
COVID-19 is placing stress on Canada's public health system. Our health service is starting to offer virtual care to make sure that we can continue to care for our patients safely and effectively. This means that we will be using video and audio technologies for some patient visits rather than asking all patients to come into our office. We do our best to make sure that any information you give to us during virtual care visits is private and secure, but no video or audio tools are ever completely secure. There is an increased security risk that your health information may be intercepted or disclosed. To help us keep your information safe and secure, you can: understand that video, emails, calls, or texts you may receive are not secure in the same way as a private appointment in an exam room; and use a private computer/device (i.e., not an employer's or third party's computer/device), secure accounts and a secure internet connection. For example, using a personal and encrypted email account is more secure than an unencrypted email account, and your access to the Internet on your home network will generally be more secure than an open guest Wi-Fi connection.If you are concerned about using video or audio tools for virtual care, other arrangements can be made. However, please note that visiting a health care provider in person comes with a higher risk of coming into contact with COVID-19 and the possibility of spreading the virus. By providing your information, you agree to let us collect, use, or disclose your personal health information through video or audio communications (while following applicable privacy laws) in order to provide you with care. In particular, the following means of electronic communication may be used: email, videoconferencing (including Skype, Doxy.me etc.), text messaging (including instant messaging), website/portal.