COVID-19 Updates & Resources

COVID-19 also known as the Coronavirus is the cause of an outbreak causing respiratory infections. The symptoms of COVID-19, which can include fever, sore throat and cough, are similar to other respiratory infections, including influenza. The number of cases is rapidly increasing worldwide.

For up to date information on COVID-19 please visit www.bccdc.ca or HealthlinkBC for more information regarding precautions, symptoms and self-isolation measures.

According to the BC Centre for Disease Control if you have respiratory symptoms that can be managed at home, self-isolate at home for a minimum of 10 days after onset of symptoms.  After 10 days, if your temperature is normal and you feel better, you can return to  routine activities. Coughing may persist for several weeks, so a cough alone does not mean you need to continue to self-isolate for more than 14 days.

Check out the BC COVID-19 Assessment Tool to help determine if you need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccine clinics available in Princeton starting March 17th.

COVID-19 vaccines will be available to Princeton and local area residents BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Walk-ins will not be accepted. Please ensure you are calling during the phase for your age category. Check out the link below for updated information on age categories.

To register for a vaccine appointment, please call 1-833-838-2323, or book online at www.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated

For more information, go to:  

https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/covid-19-vaccines/

Satellite Mobile COVID-19 Testing Clinic now available in Princeton!

Launching November 4, 2020, the mobile testing clinic will be running 3 days a week, by appointment only. The testing site will be located on the street behind Ridgewood Lodge and clients can be referred to the testing clinic from their local doctor, 811 or diverted from the Princeton Hospital Emergency Department. For more information please see the Interior Health Satellite Mobile clinic info sheet.

Once you complete your test, ensure you self-isolate and follow the instructions in the handout provided. There are 3 different ways to access your results after your COVID-19 test, see the handout here.

Cascade Patients:

As we navigate through this pandemic, we want to ensure you that we are doing our part to eliminate the risks to our patients entering our office. These steps below outline what we are doing to ensure your visit is a safe and healthy one!

*  Patients are spaced out when booked in clinic

*  Patients are asked to wear a mask for their visit in clinic

* Limited patients in waiting rooms and spaced apart

*  Disinfecting of rooms and equipment after each patient

*  One patient per visit unless caregiver present

*  Patients are screened on the phone & at the door for any new Respiratory or Gastrointestinal symptoms

*  Masks and gloves worn by office staff and PPE worn by GP’s

 

Our staff will continue to be booking telephone visits, virtual visits and in person office visits where appropriate.  Unattached patients (without a current family practitioner) are also welcome to book. Thank you for your patience during this unique transition!

Please see a letter from our Practitioners and Staff regarding COVID-19 or visit our COVID-19 page for more information, updates and resources.
We are limiting visitors to the clinic - please call to book appointments rather than stop in.
Resources

New COVID-19 app with Support and Assessment Tool

To access your results after a COVID test, see the handout provided by Interior Health

Self Isolation Info:

 

Questions about Self-Isolation & Solution to Common Barriers - Interior Health

How to Self-Isolate when you have COVID-19

Do's and Don'ts of home Isolation - Ministry of Health

To view a poster of Keeping Lung Disease Patients Safe, click here!

 

Vaccination Info:

  • For information on how the CDC is making COVID-19 vaccine recommendations visit:

        https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations-process.html

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