Information ~ COVID-19

If you think you have Coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has the virus, please use the Ministry of Health self-assessment link below to help determine if you need to seek medical care. 

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

Please note, if you are having severe difficulty breathing, chest pain, feeling confused or unsure where you are, or losing consciousness, call 911 immediately. 

To get tested at the local DRHC Covid-19 Assessment Centre: Please email assess@drhc.on.ca or

call 807-223-3737 to schedule an appointment.

Open Monday to Friday

8: 00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (hours may change as required) 

Location: 40 Goodall Street 

Entrance:  First exterior entrance on the left, follow the signs. (Do not enter the Dingwall Clinic main door

For an assessment with the Northwestern Health Unit - Contact:  1-866-468-2240 

Northwestern Health Unit:

https://www.nwhu.on.ca/covid19/Pages/home.aspx

Ministry of Health Ontario:

Learn about coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Ontario and how the province is keeping people safe:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-ontario-is-responding-covid-19

Are you over the age of 80? Or are you a family member or a caregiver of someone over the age of 80? Spread the news! The COVID-19 vaccine will soon be available to people aged 80+. Please discuss the vaccine with your doctor or nurse practitioner if you are immunocompromised, have an autoimmune disorder, or are allergic to vaccines. You will not be able to get a shot without that conversation first. 

If you are pregnant, or may be pregnant soon, talk to your doctor NOW about whether you should get the COVID-19 vaccine. Pregnant woman are required to speak to their health care provider before receiving the vaccine.

Be prepared for when it’s your turn!

If you have any preexisting health conditions, such as an auto-immune disorder or if you are immunocompromised due to disease or treatment, talk to your doctor NOW about getting the vaccine. People with certain medical conditions require a discussion with their health care provider before they will be able to get vaccinated. Be prepared for when it’s your turn.

If you have had a severe allergic reaction to an mRNA vaccine or to any of its components or its container, talk to your doctor NOW about getting the vaccine. COVID-19 vaccination in specific allergy populations requires counselling on the risks and benefits of vaccination with your health care provider most familiar with the your medical history. Be prepared for when it’s your turn!

For more information on Covid-19 Vaccines Clinics:

 

Northwestern Health Unit:   https://www.nwhu.on.ca/covid19/Pages/covid-19-vaccines.aspx

or Shoppers Drug Mart Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic:   https://covid-19.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/vaccine?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5dqGr5eS8AIVQdbACh2TdQ41EAAYASAAEgIJdPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Please call the Family Health Team at 223-7406 to book an appointment to talk to our Nurse Practitioner if:

 

•             You are 80 years of age or older; and 

•             You do not have a family physician; and 

•             If you are interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine; and 

•             You have an autoimmune disease or are immunocompromised (due to disease or treatment), or have allergies or anaphylaxis to a previous dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine or to any of its components.

 

 

Patients aged 80+ years old are a top priority within Phase 1 of the rollout.

 

In our area, we expect that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to people aged 80+ in late March.

 

Anyone who meets the criteria listed above will have to verbally attest to having received counselling from their health care provider or may be turned away at vaccination clinic.

Printable Vaccine Consent: 

https://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/vaccine/COVID-19_vaccine_consent_form.pdf

COVID-19 Vaccines