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General News · 24th April 2020
CCHA-Isabelle,RN 250-935-6718
Guidelines around COVID-19 remain in place. The same guidelines as previously noted: 2 meters physical distancing, self-isolate for two weeks if you are sick and/or have been travelling, wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face. Stay home as much as possible.

Here at the clinic, the staff have been wearing masks for all patient encounters. For close contact, people are advised to wear their own mask or the clinic will provide one for in-person visits. Handwashing/hand sanitizing is encouraged for anyone coming into the clinic.

COVID-19 Swabs
If you have any of the following symptoms, call the clinic (open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm, except closed for lunch from 12-1) to speak with a nurse or doctor, who will assess the need to swab. After hours, call 811 for the BC nurse line and if urgent call 911.
- New cough or worsening cough
- Fever
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain

Attached is a wonderful poster from the Campbell River District Division, giving guidance for these times and also guidelines for self-isolation.

Regular Health Care
Do call the clinic for all other health concerns. The doctor or nurse will do a phone consultation or videoconferencing as needed. Most needs can be met this way. You will be asked to come to the clinic if needed.

Augmented Home Support Program
This program is available to vulnerable populations (eg. Elders, those suffering with chronic diseases and immune system suppression). Workers can run errands, pick up and deliver groceries, medications from pharmacy or mail. In-home support and in-car rides are limited during the pandemic. This program is available through the clinic at 250-935-6718.

Condoms
Condoms are available at the clinic. They will be placed outside the clinic door during clinic hours (see above). Maximum 4 per person please.

That’s all for now. Stay safe, stay well!