IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS
We will help you but please consider our office safety and do not arrive to our office without warning if you have symptoms. First, self-isolate, consider getting tested. If you need care, please call first to book a phone consultation. If your
breathing is compromised or your condition is severe, call 911 and go to the emergency department.
is important when visits are restricted to only essential cases. Consider obtaining a sphygmomanometer (better known as a "blood pressure machine") especially if you are prone to or at risk for high blood pressure. You
can share the readings with your doctor who can interpret whether you have a problem. If you are diabetic, you may choose to use your home glucometer more consistently and increase the interval of laboratory blood work. This should always be done according to your doctor's advice and under medical supervision.
REMEMBER THE BASICS
Whether you come to our office or go somewhere else, wear a MASK, WASH YOUR HANDS frequently, practice 2-meter SOCIAL DISTANCING. Reduce your outings to the essential ones, especially when the number of COVID-19 cases in your area is high. Follow
the current public health and government guidelines about social gatherings in your area. Get your FLU SHOT: see our section on our flu shot clinics. Eat healthy: consult the 2019 Canada Food Guide. Consult the public health website for up
to date information on COVID-19.
RETURN TO WORK/SCHOOL
At the time of this publication, there are no clinical criteria allowing your doctor to distinguish accurately covid related illness from other viral illnesses without testing. For this reason, we are unable to provide medical notes clearing you or your
child for COVID-19 if you have new symptoms on the COVID-19 list. However, if you need a note about a chronic or long lasting condition, we will consider your case and provide the necessary documentation. A charge will apply.
SCREENING TOOL FOR CHILDREN IN SCHOOL AND DAYCARE
The Ministry of health has a great tool to help you decide what to do if your child has symptoms.
COVID-19 Quick Reference Public Health Guidance on Testing and Clearance
COVID ALERT APP
Consider downloading COVID Alert which is the exposure notification app recommended by the government of Canada. It is free of charge. Consult this link for details:
This app keeps track of your exposure to other users of the app and notifies
you if you have been in proximity for at least 15 minutes to a COVID case. The app. preserves your privacy and keeps you anonymous. The more people who use it, the more effective it will be to limit the spread of COVID-19.