IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR PATIENTS
To protect the health of the community, the Kingston Family Health Team has suspended all programs effective immediately until further notice.
In addition, non-urgent appointments will be cancelled 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 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 commom 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 all persons with MILD-MODERATE viral symptoms should isolate themselves at home until their symptoms have completely resolved for at least 24 hours.
THIS INCLUDES PEOPLE WHO HAVE TRAVELLED OUTSIDE OF CANADA.
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
PRESENT to the COVID-19 Assessment Center at Kingston Memorial Centre (303 York St.) Monday to Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm, and weekends and statutory holidays 9:00am to 12:30pm
CALL 911 and let the dispatcher know you have potential symptoms of COVID-19