To our patients and referring physicians and nurse practitioners: We are open.
The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO) has advised that that physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants providing services in the community only do so to address patients with urgent needs. Patients whose care and services are of a non urgent nature can be postponed until at least after March 30th or be provided virtually using teleconferencing services.
We have implemented a heightened cleaning and disinfecting protocol and are following recommended infection control protocols.
As a clinic with many patients with acute needs, we are committed to remaining open for our patients.
Should you deem your care non-urgent and wish to postpone and reschedule your appointment, please call our office, text or email to do so.
We have post-surgical patients, patients recovering from fractures, patients on return to work programs who need to be seen. We also have patients in pain who may end up in urgent care if we don’t see them.
We are here for you and will remain open to see patients.
We will be offering teleconferencing where possible, for assessment and treatment.
We do ask that patients self screen to minimize risk.
If you are feeling unwell with any of the following symptoms:
- Fever, new cough or difficulty breathing (or a combination of these symptoms)?
- Muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, runny nose or diarrhea? Symptoms in young children may also be non-specific (for example, lethargy, poor feeding).
And have experienced any of the following:
- Have you travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
- Does someone you are in close contact with have COVID-19 (for example, someone in your household or workplace)?
- Are you in close contact with a person who is sick with respiratory symptoms (for example, fever, cough or difficulty breathing) who recently travelled outside of Canada?
If you answered yes to these questions, you should seek clinical assessment for COVID-19 over the phone.
The majority of COVID-19 illnesses are mild. A clinician can help guide whether you will require further care or potential testing in person. Please use one of the following options:
Contact your primary care provider (for example, family doctor). Let them know that you have used this self-assessment tool.
Contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 and speak with a registered nurse. Let them know that you have used this self-assessment tool.
If you start to experience worsening symptoms, please visit your local emergency department. Call before you go and let them know you have used this self-assessment tool.
If you answered no to these questions, it is unlikely that you have COVID-19.
We will issue updates as they arise.
Telma Grant, PT
1-234 King Street East
Bowmanville, ON L1C 1P5