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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR PATIENTS

July 2, 2020

To protect the health of the community, the Kingston Family Health Team has suspended all in person programs effective immediately until further notice. 

In addition, non-urgent appointments will be modified or re-scheduled as we continue to monitor the evolving situation and follow recommendations from Public Health.

We appreciate your understanding during this time. Thank you.

SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 AND WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION:

As you are aware, the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), is now present in Ontario. It is linked to travel to countries outside of Canada, including the USA, and community spread. It causes illness ranging from a mild cold to severe respiratory distress. 

When the symptoms are MILD or MODERATE, it is impossible to differentiate from our common colds, cough and influenza. There is NO treatment for this illness in the MILD to MODERATE stage other than keeping hydrated and taking over the counter medication as needed for cough suppression, pain and fever. 

Public Health Ontario is recommending that if you think you have COVID-19, visit an Assessment Centre to get a COVID-19 test. You can also take a self-assessment to help you decide if you need to get tested. 

Should you develop more SEVERE symptoms such as Shortness of Breath or Dehydration, use your discretion as to which of the following is the best option for seeking treatment:

  • CALL Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000

  • CALL 911 and let the dispatcher know you have potential symptoms of COVID-19

Click the links below for further information : 

www.virusfacts.ca

Video: Dr. Sohail Gandhi message on COVID-19

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/diseases-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

https://www.kflaph.ca/en/healthy-living/novel-coronavirus.aspx

https://deptmed.queensu.ca/news/june-30-2020-dr-archers-update-covid-19-response-dom-and-medicine-program