Under the direction of the physician governing bodies ALL NON-ESSENTIAL appointments are being postponed or converted to telephone appointments.

We appreciate your patience during the COVID19 pandemic.
To our Patients:

Effective immediately we are only booking essential (as defined by the the physician) appintments that require in-person care with the physician. Please cooperate with our reception team who are screening every patient call to the clinic. Please be honest and up front about your reason for securing an appointment and do not put yourself, our office staff and others at risk.

We ask patients to bear with us if we experience staff shortages. We will strive to make every effort to maintain our office services with the minimum of disruption to your care. We may be slower to answer calls or messages, however, all of our staffs are making every effort to provide continued optimum healthcare for you and your family.

IMPORTANT:
There is no treatment for COVID 19 unless you have an otherwise complex condition ie. COPD, diabetes or a diagnosed compromised immune system. If you are experienceing symptoms ordinarily associated with a flu seeing a family doctor, going to the the ER or getting tested will "not change the message/ advice you receive from the clinic".

  • Stay home, rest, drink plenty of fluids
  • Over the counter cough, fever reduction and cold meds can provide symptom relief, but send someone not infected to purchase on your behalf.
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve and wash your hands frequently and rigorously with soap and water to prevent household spread.
  • You may choose to ear a mask at home to avoid spreading to family members.

Feeling anxious about COVID19? Call Here 24/7 to talk with a mental health worker:
1-844-437-3247

How to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus Infection:

Avoid Travel

Practice social distancing

Prevention

Cancel all non-emergency travel, particularly outside of Canada. This includes the Unites States and the Carribean.
Avoid social gatherings and crowds. If possible maintain a 2 meter (6 feet) distance from other individuals.
There is no known vaccine for COVID19 at this time so Prevention is key to reducing the effects and in reducing the scope of the virus in the community.

Wash your hands and don't touch your face!

COVID 19 is spread via "droplets" which means close contact with an infected person will put you at risk. Droplets are spread when individuals cough, sneeze, or breathe. The most common way that they enter your body is when you touch your face ( eyes, nose, mouth) with contaminated hands. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, vigorously. Hand sanitizer isn't as effective but is better than nothing

If you are experiencing upper respiratory issues, cough, fever, chilld please DO NOT COME TO OUR CLINIC or got to a walk-in clinic, including our FHO After Hours clinic, as we do not amintain on site the swabs required to test you. You must go to the Assessment Clinic at 65 DelhiĀ  Street, Guelph to be assessed. You will receive direction at that point.

The Assessment Clinic at 65 Delhi St is only "assessing" people with symptoms, though treatment is not provided. Please DO NOT go to the Assessment clinic to ask quetions about COVID19 or if you are NOT experiencing any flu like symptoms.

The Assessment Clinic opens March 17 and will run 8am-8pm 7 days per week until further notice. The clinic is staffed with physicians, nurse practitioners and nursing.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 how to self-isolate
Stay Home
Limit the number of visitors in your home
  • Do not use public transportation, taxis or rideshares
  • Do not go to work, school or other public places
  • Your health care prvider or public health unit will tell you when it is safe to leave.
  • Only have visitors who you must see and keep the visits short
  • Keep awayy from seniors and people with chronic medical conditions (ie. diavetes, immune deficiency).
Keep distance
Avoid contact with others
  • If you are in a room with other people, keep a distance of at least two metres and wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
  • If you cannot wear a mask, people should wear a mask when they are in the same as you.
  • Stay in a separate room away from other people in your homes as much as possible and use a separate bathroom if you have one.
  • Make sure that shared rooms hae good airflow (ie. open windows).
Wash your hands
Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Dry your hands with a paper towel, or with your own cloth towel that no one else shares.
  • Use an alcohol-bsed hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Wear a mask if you must leave your house to see a health care provider.
  • Wear a mask when you with two metres of other people.
Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hand.
  • Throw use tissues in a lined wastebasket, and wash your hands. Lining the wasterbasket with a plastic bag makes wastes disposal easier and safer
  • After emptying the wastebasket wash your hands.