COVID-19 INFORMATION for PATIENTS

Welcome to the Manitoulin Central Family Health Team.

Our clinic is open for business! 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to provide care to our patients through telephone calls and virtual care options.  Regular business hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday, and telephones are answered between 9:15 am and 4:00 pm.

 

Due to the high volume of calls, you may be put on hold while we assist other patients.  We will return to assist you as soon as possible.  Your patience is very much appreciated, or please try your call again.

Patients with confirmed in-person appointments at the clinic are asked to call the clinic on their cell phone for entry via the main entrance to the Family Health Team.  The phone number has been posted on the door to the clinic.  If patients do not have access to a cell phone, a receiver has been placed at the entrance allowing patients to speak into the monitor and a team member will assist.

ONLY patients with confirmed in-person appointments and who are screened negative for COVID-19 will be allowed into the clinic.

Until further notice and subject to change as updates become available:

  • All walk-in clinics have been cancelled.

  • All Teleophthalmology clinics/Diabetic Eye Exams within the communities are cancelled.

  • All programming that include group sessions are cancelled.

  • STAND UP, Bariatric Group, Cooking Classes are all cancelled.

 

We are now processing travel grants.  Please mail us the completed patient and specialist portion with patient’s signature along with a stamped envelope.  We are unable to accept them in person.  Blank travel grants can be obtained from your specialist's office or downloaded from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care from this link.

 

If you are experiencing any of the following NEW symptoms, DO NOT come to the clinic:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

 

If your symptoms are mild, please phone the clinic to discuss your health care needs.  If your symptoms are severe, then

you may need to be tested for the coronavirus at an approved COVID-19 Assessment centre.  Assessment centres on the island are located adjacent to the emergency departments in Little Current (call 705-368-2300) and Mindemoya (call 705-377-5311).  YOU MUST CALL AHEAD FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

 

If you have severe shortness of breath or are extremely ill, call 911.

For up-to-date information about coronavirus, and how to keep yourself and your family well and safe, visit:  https://www.phsd.ca/

 

Let's work together to keep our community safe and healthy.  Please follow the directions of your health care providers and Public Health.

Stay safe!

Manitoulin Central Family Health Team

To download/print this letter, click here.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The Manitoulin Central Family Health Team and the Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) are asking all members of the public that attend the clinic or hospital to wear a non-medical mask (e.g., a homemade cloth mask or face covering) as an added step to protect others.  People are being encouraged to bring face coverings from home in order to not deplete our supplies of PPE. 

 

Click here for instructions on how to safely use a non-medical mask.

More Information about COVID-19

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COVID-19

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Manitoulin's COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Click here to learn more about  COVID-19 assessment on Manitoulin Island.

Staying Safe at Home

Check out the latest from your friendly neighborhood dietitian, Nola!

Rethinking Quarantine for Wellness

Click here for 

Quaran-tivities to beat the boredom and stay health and well!

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Defense

Click here for 

simple steps to protect you and the people around you.

Our dietitian Nola is sharing ideas for healthy cooking during quarantine, from BBQ to baking! 

These video recipes are fun for the whole family and also use shelf-stable items to help you go to the grocery store less often while helping your dollars go further.  New content posted regularly.

Click here to watch.

Are you a senior (65 or older) and having difficulty paying for your medications?

If your annual net income is:

$19,300 or less (you are single)  OR  $32,200 or less (combined with a spouse you are living with),

You may qualify for government assistance.

Please speak with us about the Seniors Co-payment Program.

We'd be happy to assist you.

Click here for more information.

Stockpiling drugs can lead to local shortages:

Canadians urged not to buy more medication than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Health Canada understands the stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and recognizes that Canadians may be concerned about not being able to get medications they rely on for themselves and their loved ones.
While the Government of Canada recommends that Canadians refill their prescriptions now so that they do not have to go to a pharmacy if they become sick, we are urging patients not to buy more medication than usual. This will help ensure that all Canadians continue to have access to the medications they need and it will also help prevent drug shortages.

Office Hours

8:30am – 5:30pm

8:30am – 6:00pm

8:30am – 6:00pm

8:30am – 6:00pm

8:30am – 5:30pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Walk-in Clinic

Regular walk-in clinics are currently cancelled until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

After-hours Clinic

Manitoulin Central Family Health Team offers after-hour clinics from Monday to Friday by appointment only.

Manitoulin Central Family Health Team

2120B HWY 551 Box 150

Mindemoya, ON P0P 1S0

Phone:  705-377-5371

Fax:  1-855-908-2517

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911
For Non-Life-Threatening medical advice, call Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000