Please note that as things change rapidly, Q&As and guidelines will be updated. Review this website often to ensure you have the most up to date information or consult your leader if you have concerns or identify discrepencies.
One of the principles guiding our COVID-19 risk-mitigation strategies is that of "social distancing". Large groups of people sitting or congregating together is being discouraged by public health experts. The waiting rooms in PHC's numerous ambulatory and outpatient care settings are especially risky.
For that reason, and to further develop capacity and ensure health care resources are being prioritized for the most serious and critical needs, the activities for PHC's ambulatory care clinics are being scaled down. In general, in the coming days and weeks, activities will focus on the most urgent cases. Virtual and telehealth care and consultations are being urged between patients and providers/clinics to manage patients' elective needs in the most effective manner for them and the health care system.
- Triage and Assessment
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Testing and Laboratory
- Hand Hygiene
- Environmental Considerations
- Long Term Care Specific Information
- Ambulatory Care
- Admitted Patients
- Travel Advisories
- Greeter Program Information
- Risk Mitigation in the Context of Dual Public Health Emergencies
- Visitation Rule Changes
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.