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Brandon Clinic Updates
Last updated: May 25, 2020
Starting Tuesday May 26th, all patients presenting to the clinic for lab work only are to use the North Entrance via McTavish Avenue until further notice. Dynacare patients will be screened at the north door before entering the facility. (This is a temporary change).
Please have your Manitoba Health Card ready.
All patients with scheduled appointments will continue to be screened at the South Entrance.
Manitobans experiencing flu or cold-like symptoms no longer require a referral from Health Links–Info Santé or their family physician before heading to a community site for COVID-19 testing. Anyone with symptoms is still encouraged to use the online screening tool to determine whether they meet the necessary criteria to be tested.
NOTE: Screening criteria are intended to supplement clinical judgement, not supersede it.
Individuals who screen positive for one symptom listed in category A OR two symptoms in category B should be considered symptomatic.
Do you have new onset of any of the following symptoms?
• Fever > 38°C or subjective fever / chills
• Sore Throat / hoarse voice
• Shortness of Breath/Breathing Difficulties
• Loss of Smell or Taste
• Vomiting or Diarrhea for more than 24 hours
• Poor Feeding (if an Infant)
Do you have new onset of two or more of the following symptoms?
• Runny nose
• Muscle aches
• Skin rash of unknown cause
• Nausea or loss of appetite
If you are concerned about any symptoms you may be experiencing, please call and schedule a virtual visit with you family physician.
Symptomatic health care workers (staff and physicians) and first responders, including volunteer first responders (police, fire and paramedics) may self-refer to a testing site for COVID-19 without calling OESH or Health Links-Info Santé in advance, provided they meet the screening criteria. Upon arrival at the COVID-19 testing location, they shall self-declare as a Health Care Worker or First Responder to the greeter and present their work ID. Additional information for health care workers and first responders who are self-isolating due to symptoms and who are awaiting test results is available by referring to https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/memo-hcw-and-fr-testing-and-oh.pdf
Brandon's testing site is located at The Town Center - 800 Rosser Avenue
Other locations are listed HERE
Brandon Clinic Physicians have the ability to provide virtual appointments to their patients as an alternative to coming to the clinic.
We are encouraging all patients to reschedule any non-essential appointments. If you are unsure about an upcoming appointment or wish to inquire about a virtual appointment, please contact your physician's office by phone.
If you must attend an appointment at the clinic, please do so individually. We ask that if someone is bringing you to your appointment please wait in the vehicle if possible.
Please do not arrive earlier that your given appointment time.
We are adhering to the social distancing measures set forth by Public Health officials (6ft between you and another individual).
**For pediatric patients, one parent or guardian will be allowed to attend the appointment following screening.
**For obstetric patients, no support person at this time. Please use forms of technology to include partner (ie; Facetime, speaker phone)
In accordance with Manitoba Health's social distancing recommendations, Brandon Clinic patients are encouraged to reschedule all non-essential appointments with their physician.
If you are unsure about an upcoming appointment, please call your doctor's office.
For more information regarding virtual appointments CLICK HERE
WHAT TO EXPECT - SITE SPECIFIC UPDATES
Last Updated: April 9, 2020
Brandon Clinic West
(2835 Victoria Avenue)
Walk-In remains open however the protocol has changed.
Starting April 13th, 2020 all patients who need to access walk-in must call 204-571-7147 first. Patients will be screened over the phone and instructed as to where and when to present to walk-in.
Hours of operation have CHANGED and will be in effect starting Monday April 13th until further notice.
Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10am - 2pm
Staff will continue to screen outside prior to entering the facility.
Brandon Clinic Main
(620 Dennis Street)
Walk-In services are OPEN however the protocol has changed.
Starting April 13th, 2020 all patients who need to access walk-in must call 204-571-7147 first. Patients will be screened over the phone and instructed as to where and when to present to walk-in. View protocol HERE
- Staff will continue to screen each individual requiring entrance to the facility.
- Individuals will be asked to hand sanitize before proceeding to appointments.
- Do not arrive earlier than your scheduled appointment time.
- Patients will be required to use the SOUTH entrance only starting on Monday March 30th.
We are STRONGLY advising anyone who does NOT have a scheduled appointment to NOT come to the clinic. Please contact your physician's office and the receptionist will advise regarding virtual visits.
In accordance with provincial health advice, the Brandon Clinic is encouraging patients to seek further screening and guidance at provincially-designated locations and avoid attending our office unnecessarily or going to work if feeling unwell.
On March 12, 2020 Manitoba's Chief Provincial Public Health Officer directed all employers to "take steps to ensure their employees can stay home when ill, without facing barriers such as the requirement for sick notes".
Therefore, the Brandon Clinic is not providing sick notes at this time for flu- or COVID-19- related reasons, so that patients with these symptoms avoid unnecessary visits to our office. If your employer requests a sick note please advise them of this recommendation by Chief Provincial Public Health Officer.
RESOURCES AND LINKS
Manitoba Health Website - Up to date information regarding COVID-19 in Manitoba