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COVID-19 Clinic Operations

Maple Kidz Clinic is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Maple Kidz Clinic is taking precautions to keep you and your child safe while you are in the clinic.

VIRTUAL WALK IN

We are converting our walk-in clinic to a virtual walk-in clinic for our registered patients. You will be asked to register via phone with the reception staff, where they will ask for a phone number or email address. This way the doctor can call you or use video conferencing to do an e-visit with you. The doctor will screen you to see if they can help you this way, or if you need to come to the clinic to be assessed.

Please be patient with us as COVID-19 is a global pandemic and the situation is rapidly changing. We may need to adjust our schedules and/or our plans for the office.

Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000 / York Region Public Health (Health Connection Line): 1-800-361-5653

We do not offer COVID-19 testing at Maple Kidz Clinic. You will be directed to other health facilities if testing is required.

Back to School/Daycare/Work Attestation Letter
https://maplekidz.ca/sites/default/files/self-attestation-sept-2020.pdf

Regular Appointments

If you have an upcoming appointment in the next few weeks, WE WILL CONTACT YOU (by email or phone) in advance of your appointment to discuss any changes. Please do not call us – our lines are incredibly busy as we try to shift to these new operations.

We will be converting MOST scheduled appointments to virtual encounters via video conference or telephone calls. Exceptions include:

- Newborn / Well baby check ups and vaccines under age of 2
- Certain situations where a physical examination is critical to determining your care plan
Non-essential visits will be converted to virtual care. Patients will be contacted (by email or phone) to confirm this with you. If using video conferencing, you should expect to receive an email instructing you on how to connect.

Measuring Children's Height and Weight Accurately At Home

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/measuring_...

Helpful Links

COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

COVID-19 Tracker App
https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/covid-alert/id1520284227

Link to MH information on their Assessment center:
https://www.mackenziehealth.ca/en/about-us/get-the-latest-information-on...

For Community Assessment location list:
https://public.tableau.com/profile/oma.era#!/vizhome/COVID19_15840305246...

OMA President Dr. Sohail Gandhi Explains Social Distancing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxZVqPS8ApQ&t=6s

5 steps to prevent COVID-19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nro9TsOAXA

The correct way to use and dispose of masks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrvFrH_npQI&feature=youtu.be

WHO - Introductory course on emerging respiratory viruses
https://openwho.org/courses/introduction-to-ncov

WHO - Learning modules on eProtect Respiratory Infections
https://openwho.org/courses/eprotect-acute-respiratory-infections

More information about COVID-19 virus
https://www.virusfacts.ca/

CDC - How to make your own face covering
https://youtu.be/tPx1yqvJgf4

Handwashing Instructions
https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/phac-aspc/documents/services/publicati...

Hospital for Sick Children: Personal Protective Equipment / Nasal Swab
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjJtOP3StIuU99GGMBBV2N_b2tsRwMx0m

About Kids Health
https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/covid19

Mask toolkit from URMC: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/strong-center-developmental-disabilities/...

General Safety

There must be NO MORE THAN ONE PARENT/GUARDIAN accompanying any patient when coming into the clinic. Please NO SIBLINGS. Any sick children coming into the clinic will be screened at the door by a nurse before being brought into the clinic. The parent/guardian will also be required to pass screening prior to entering. Any parent/guardian who does not pass screening must not come into the clinic. An alternate, healthy guardian will have to accompany the patient.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding

Maple Kidz Clinic