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COVID-19 in Nova Scotia (Walk In & Family Practice CLOSED until Tues May 19)

Published on March 15

PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT WALK-IN INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST

 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we are maximizing infection control measures for the safety of our patients, staff and community.


We are making every effort to provide ongoing care for our patients in a safe manner and ask for your cooperation.


Over the next few weeks we will be moving towards virtual care for appropriate patients in stable condition. This will help to limit the number of patients in our waiting room.


Our family practice does not provide testing for the coronavirus, & NSHA has provided specific guidelines for the public and patients who feel they are at risk of having contracted this virus.


If you have a fever or upper respiratory symptoms including cough, AND have either travelled outside of Nova Scotia in the last 14 days OR have been in contact with someone who has been outside of Nova Scotia in the last 14 days and is symptomatic, please assess yourself with the online tool here and then contact 811 if directed. Be patient for the returned call as their volume is high. You will be advised regarding testing or self isolation. If your condition becomes severe call 911.

If you are returning from travel outside Nova Scotia, you are required to self isolate for 14 days, and if you develop any fever or cough call 811 for directions and potential testing.

 

Reliable resources for COVID-19 information:

https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

WALK-IN PROTOCOL FOR INFECTION CONTROL:

 

Due to limited physician availability during the Covid 19 pandemic; TWI will reduce hours: Effective Thursday March 26 we are open 9 am -1 pm Monday to Thursday

 

We are making every effort to provide ongoing care for our walk-in patients in a safe manner and ask for your cooperation.

Effective Immediately our strict policy at Tantallon Walk-In is to provide patients with a booked appointment time following a rapid screening process. Patients are to call the front desk at 902-826-7200 on arrival at the parking lot. 

For the safety of our patients the waiting room will accommodate a maximum of 4 patients and the four offices will be filled according to the patient schedule.

Our staff has been directed to enforce our zero tolerance for any inappropriate behaviour from patients and if this is not easily resolved will be backed up by police security.

 

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