An update on how to keep yourselves safe
At this point, I think we are all becoming familiar with our “new normal”, but as we face flu season as well as re-opening schools, it seemed worthwhile to provide an update on how to keep yourselves safe and how to access healthcare in your communities when you do need to.
- To protect us all we should continue to limit meetings indoors, maintain at least six feet between ourselves and others, wear a mask or face covering when necessary, cover our mouth and nose when sneezing and wash, wash, wash!
- Should you develop symptoms, DO NOT go to your doctor, Nurse Practitioner or the walk-in clinic. Instead access one of the local COVID-19 assessment centres in Lindsay at the Ross Memorial Hospital or in Minden at HHHS hospital.
- Whilst Kawartha North FHT and other healthcare providers will continue to provide as many appointments as possible by telephone, we have continued to increase the number of in-person appointments where possible. We know that it is sometimes frustrating that we still do not see every one of you in the office, but unfortunately, we have to limit the attendance to lessen risk of exposure between patients.
- We have now re-introduced our walk in clinics, but to ensure our ability to effectively screen and limit risk of exposure between patients, we have to see patients by appointment only.
- Clinics in Bobcaygeon are offered at 100 East St. S. Tuesday 4pm-7pm. To book an appointment, call the day of the clinic at 705.738.5575, ext. 27. Please wait outside until you are called in.
- Clinics in Fenelon Falls are offered at the Pharmasave Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm. To book an appointment, call the day of the clinic between 8am-10am at 705.887.3535 ext. 21. Please wait at the Pharmasave back door until you are called in.
- A mask must be worn at all clinics.
- We continue to offer lab services by appointment only and unfortunately, the additional time required for cleaning and booking has limited our volumes and increased wait time to have your bloodwork done. If you need an appointment in advance of seeing a specialist or other date specific service, please allow additional time.
- Lab services for City of Kawartha Lakes FHT patients continue to be offered in Fenelon Falls at 205 Francis ST. E. and Kawartha North FHT patients will again be seen at that location starting on September 8th.
- Additional information and resources are posted on our website at knfht.ca and updates are available on our FaceBook page – you do not need an account to access this information.
Stay safe and please continue to be patient and support each other during these difficult times.
Your friends at the Kawartha North FHT
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