COVID-19

Although the risk of transmission in Centre Wellington is low, the Upper Grand Family Health Team is taking the proactive measures listed below to limit the transmission of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) among our patients, staff and in our community.

TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF GROUP PROGRAMS AND CLINICS

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we will be cancelling our FHT group programs and clinics requiring pre-registration until further notice. Please like or follow us on Facebook for further updates.

*NEW* TEMPORARY DISCONTINUATION OF HOME VISITS AND IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS

Beginning March 16, 2020 FHT staff working out of our main office location at 143 Metcalfe Street in Elora will be postponing home visits and providing appointments via phone only. This includes our Geriatric, Palliative and Chronic Disease Management Nurse Specialists, Geriatric and Palliative Social Workers, Mental Health Therapists, Occupational Therapist, Addictions Counselors, Pharmacist, Health Promoter and Dietitians. Access to these services will continue to be available to patients who are referred by their family physician. Appointments requiring in-person sessions will be rescheduled once current COVID-19 precautionary measures are no longer in place.

Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation as we work to keep everyone healthy!

Resources: 

The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health website contains ongoing situational reports, information about the current risk status for local residents, an overview of symptoms and information for patients who have traveled to affected areas.

The Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 website contains information for patients, healthcare providers and the current status of cases in the province which is updated daily at 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

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