We are not seeing patients with respiratory symptoms including cough, sore throat, fever and/or runny nose. Patients with these symptoms should call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a phone or video consult.
There are more e-mails and phone calls than usual right now. All our doctors are also working outside the office to help in the pandemic effort. We are doing the best we can under extreme circumstances. Please understand:
- we will aim to respond to emails within 1-2 business days
- your request will go to your doctor, nurse, or physician assistant, who will determine the level of urgency required
- if you have not heard back within 2 business days, email or call us again
- we are not doing full physicals during the pandemic
- almost all concerns will be managed by phone, email, or video call
- very few concerns will be managed with an office visit
When you arrive at the clinic, the door will be locked. Knock when you arrive and we will let you in safely. In keeping with social distancing practices, only the person with an appointment will be allowed into the office. For children, babies or adults who need assistance, one adult can accompany them. All patients will receive a screening email prior to their appointment.
North York General Hospital is following the Provincial prioritization schedule as it is published on the Ministry of Health website.
Vaccine availability will be publicized on the news and on all social media platforms like Twitter as well as on the North York General Hospital website.
Book your appointment directly on their website https://nygh.on.ca/covid19vaccination or call 1-888-385-1910.
Please also visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ or if you live in Toronto, https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/. These websites can tell you which age groups are being vaccinated at pharmacies or other clinics.
The most up to date data (Mar 23, 2021) states that ALL vaccines are efficacious against hospitalization and ICU admission.
After both doses of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca you will be
> 80 % protected against catching COVID.
Here is a website you can review if you are feeling hesitant to get the COVID vaccines:
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 OR ARE CONCERNED ABOUT SYMPTOMS THAT COULD BE COVID-19
Book an appointment at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre for testing.
Contact us or Public Health or Telehealth Ontario.
The number for Public Health Unit in Toronto the number is 416-338-7600 and Telehealth is 1-866-797-0000.
IF YOU HAVE SIGNIFICANT RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, OR CHEST PAIN, GO TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.
This video gives tips on how to use a mask correctly, and how to store masks for future use :
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Is there anything that can protect me, my family, or my community from the virus?
1) practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet apart from others)
2) avoid congregate settings (places in which many people group together)
3) frequently wash your hands with soap and water or use 70% alcohol hand sanitizer
4) wear a mask when indoors, in public spaces or in any situation in which you may not be able to socially distance.