Staying connected in difficult times….

Well, we are three weeks into the current measures and, speaking personally, every day continues to feel new and strange.

I hope that whilst you continue to practice physical social-distancing to reduce the spread, you are able to remain in contact with loved ones and take this opportunity to reach out to someone who may need someone to check on them. We may not be able to go visit, but that certainly does not mean that we should not practice random acts of kindness or reach out to those who are struggling during this difficult time. This is particularly true for all of our friends and neighbours who live and work at Pinecrest or have loved ones residing there. Our hearts go out to them all along with our appreciation to those who continue to provide the needed care to the residents. If you do have loved ones in a long term care facility or staying in hospital at this time, remember that many institutions have virtual greeting options, so reach out to see whether you can send your best wishes electronically or set up a virtual visit.

Locally, service providers continue to offer many of the services you have grown accustomed to, but of course some have been suspended or altered during this Pandemic, so remember to check before heading out.

For Kawartha North:
• We will not be offering walk in clinic services until May 5th at the earliest,
• Our Bobcaygeon lab is only open on Tuesdays at this time and only to offer repeat tests such as INRs which are booked by appointment,
• We have had to lock our doors to walk in patients, however, rest assured we are open for telephone inquiries and booked appointments, and
• We are using additional precautions to protect you and our staff at this time so if you are attending an appointment, please follows the instructions.

We hope to know within the coming weeks whether these current measures have been effective in limiting the spread, but in the mean time continue to practice frequent and thorough handwashing for at least 20 seconds, cough and sneeze into your elbow or tissues and maintain 6 feet of distance.

If you do require additional information, please visit our website at or go to

We will try our very best to continue to support you at this difficult time and please remember to take care of yourselves and your loved ones.

Your friends at the Kawartha North FHT

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