Médecine Familiale 535 Family Practice
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.
Please note that in his June 8th announcement, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health stated that 'Ontarians should continue to wear masks if they are recovering from COVID-19, if they have symptoms of the virus or if they are a close contact of someone with COVID-19'.
If you have respiratory symptoms, have COVID, or have had recent close contact with a COVID case, you should wear a mask.
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
Individuals aged 18 and over are now eligible for a fourth dose
Appointments for the COVID vaccine can be made:
Until further notice, we will NOT be giving COVID vaccines in our office.
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)
Anyone who is eligible for an assessment is now also eligible for a PCR test at any testing centre.
If you are unsure if you meet the criteria for treatment should you have COVID, we suggest this COVID-19 antiviral treatment screener.
Departure of Dr. Beaubien and arrival of Dr. Crosby
Dr. Lise Beaubien has retired from family practice.
Dr. Crosby graduated from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the UK in 2009 and has been practicing family medicine in Ontario since 2017.
If you were a patient of Dr. Beaubien, reside in Ontario and wish to have your care transferred to Dr. Crosby, please sign a new patient enrolment form and return it to us as soon as possible.
You can send it to us using one of the following options:
Pomelo portal (you can scan it or send us a photo of the form)
Mail (our mailing address is 535 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, ON, K1K 0V1)
Drop it off in person (our opening hours are Monday-Friday from 8am to 8pm, but please come before 7:30pm)
If you sign and return this form to us, you do not need to call the clinic to ask us to transfer your file to Dr. Crosby as it will be done automatically.
In order to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, and keep our patients and staff safe, we have implemented the following measures:
We ask that you come alone. If you must be accompanied by someone (such is the case for children or adult dependants), we ask that only one person accompany you.
Masks are mandatory and must be worn while you are in the office. We will not let you into the clinic without a mask.
For further information, please click here.