Médecine Familiale 535 Family Practice
We will doing our last flu shot clinics on November 11th for the following patients who also reside in Ontario:
Children: 6 months to 2 years of age
Adults: 65 and older
Flu shots will be by appointment only.
We are encouraging patients to schedule their appointment via the following online platform: https://ocean.cognisantmd.com/online-booking/49d0eac7-9eb0-405c-b6a4-8aa166cd0189
On the day of your appointment, please wear a SHORT sleeved shirt and a mask. Please also dress warmly as we will ask you to sit outside in observation for 15 minutes after your immunization.
In order to ensure social distancing, flu shots will be by appointment only. No walk-ins will be accepted.
If you are between ages 2 and 64, we recommend that you get your flu shot at your pharmacy or at one of Ottawa's Public Health's clinic.
If you have any further questions, please send your enquiries via portal.
DO NOT CALL OUR OFFICE as the phone volumes have increased significantly.
If you have already had your flushot and are age 65 and over:
Please let us know via the portal.
We ask that you continue to wear a mask when you come to our office to not only protect yourself, but also others. Some of our patients are at greater risk of being severely ill should they contract COVID such as newborns, elderly and/or people who are immunosuppressed.
If you have respiratory symptoms, have COVID, or have had recent close contact with a COVID case, you should wear a mask.
Renewal of prescriptions
The office has reinstated the fee for prescription renewal requests without an appointment. The office had temporarily waived this fee earlier in the COVID pandemic. Prescription renewal requests received by phone, fax or (e)mail are not covered by OHIP and incur a $15 charge per request. If you do not wish to pay this fee, please book an appointment with your physician before you run out of medications.
Rapid testing - buccal and nasal technique
In order to increase the validity of the rapid antigen testing, it is recommended to do a buccal and nasal sample.
Infographics and explanations can be found at: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/laboratory-services/kit-test-ordering-instructions/oral-buccal-deep-nasal
PCR testing and Paxlovid treatment for COVID
The following higher-risk groups are eligible to be tested for COVID by PCR and assessed for antiviral treatments, such as Paxlovid:
Individuals aged 18 and over who are immunocompromised (have an immune system that is weakened by a health condition or medications);
Individuals aged 70 and over;
Individuals aged 60 and over with fewer than three vaccine doses; and
Individuals aged 18 and over with fewer than three vaccine doses and at least one risk condition (e.g., a chronic medical condition)