COVID-19 INFORMATION

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR PATIENTS

Our physicians are available to provide care, whether over the telephone, virtually, or in person as appropriate.  Please call our office to book an appointment (No walk-ins at this time).

Effective immediately, testing is available for the following populations:

Symptomatic testing:

1. All people with at least one symptom of COVID-19, even for mild symptoms. Please see the “Guidance for All Populations” section of the Testing Guidance Update for details about these symptoms.

Asymptomatic, risk-based testing:

2. People who are concerned that they have been exposed to COVID-19. This includes people who are contacts of or may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case.
3. People who are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their employment, including essential workers (e.g., health care workers, grocery store employees, food processing plants).
No Ontarian who is symptomatic or who is concerned they have been exposed to COVID-19, as indicated above,  will be declined a test at an Assessment Centre (either through appointment or walk-in, per the processes of each individual Assessment Centre).

If you are symptomatic or you are concerned that you have been exposed to COVID-19, please call us at 705-457-1212, press 6, to book an appointment in the Haliburton County COVID-19 Assessment Centre.  You are still welcome to take the COVID-19 Self Assessment (see link below)

See the links below, or click here COVID-19  for information relating to the Novel Coronavirus

COVID-19 Self Assessment

Self-Isolation and Self-Monitoring:

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Government of Canada:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms.html

WebMD – Coronavirus Dos and Don’ts:

https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200228/preparing-for-coronavirus-dos-and-donts

RNAO Coronavirus Update:

https://myrnao.ca/civicrm/mailing/view?reset=1&id=15895

Tolerance for Uncertainty: A COVID-19 Workbook

https://s3.ca-central-1.amazonaws.com/healthmyself-prod-media/media-35d9adb3-3801-bc5f-e5a5-e5d8ab59a093.pdf

HOW TO BECOME A PATIENT

If you do not have a physician or nurse practitioner in Haliburton or Minden and live in the county, please download the Health Questionnaire , complete it and drop it off at our office located at 7217 Gelert Road, Haliburton, Ontario, or fax it to 705-457-3955.

If you have a physician or nurse practitioner in Haliburton or Minden, please follow Programs and Services to access program and service information.

Unattached patients can call the Ontario Ministry of Health’s Health Care Connect Program at 1-800-445-1822 Monday to Friday, or go online to ontario.ca/healthcareconnect to register with the program. To successfully register, unattached patients must have a valid OHIP card and complete a health questionnaire to determine their need for family health care services. Priority is given to individuals who have greater health needs.  Once registered, program participants are assigned to a Care Connector who is employed by the Central East Local Health Integrated Network.  Care Connectors work with family physicians and nurse practitioners who are accepting new patients. Once an available provider is found, your Care Connector will  contact you to provide the information necessary to schedule your first appointment.

You can view our privacy policy for more information regarding the protection of your personal health information.