WELLNESS TIP OF THE DAY

Are you tired and sore? We encourage you to check out the services listed below. 

Registered Massage Therapy:

  • RMTs have the discretion of providing treatment to individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19. In making the determination to treat or not, consult the risk assessment tool offered here:  BCCDC’s Exposures and return to work for health care wo​rkers.

  • If you fall into the No Risk category, treatment can be provided. If someone falls into the Low Risk category, treatment can be provided but they will be asked to wear a surgical mask.  (College of Message Therapy of BC)

 More Information:

Acupuncture:

  • Go to the “Find a Practitioner” function to search the registry on the College’s website (www.ctcma.bc.ca) for registered practitioners in your area.

  • The BC Centre for Disease Control has accessed and determined the risk levels for health care workers who wear all appropriate PPE consistently as “no risks” and do not need to self-isolate without symptoms.  

  •  Be sure to do the Risk Assessment Tool before you go to an appointment 

  • If a patient have concerns regarding denying services unfairly, they can file a complaint with the College: https://ctcma.bc.ca/public-protection/file-a-complaint/ (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Practitioners and Acupuncturist of British Columbia)

 Physical Therapy:

  •  The College is advising registrants to make a Point of Care Risk Assessment for every client and make decisions to minimize risk including offering virtual services. 

  • Individuals may wish to start with a virtual assessment by a physical therapist in order to discuss their circumstances specifically with the physical therapist to explain that they are safely following guidelines to minimize risk. (College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia)

  • Find a therapist offering Telehealth.

If you feel discouraged, please reach out to the Wellness Support Team if you have trouble accessing services that are important for your wellbeing.

STAFF WELLNESS AND SUPPORT

The Wellness & Support Team encourages you to reach out for help when you need it.  You’re there for them.  We’re there for you.

  • Email the Wellness & Support team via covidwellness&support@providencehealth.bc.ca 

  • Reach out to your Wellness Champions (if you have one on your unit currently) or the Long Term Care Dedicated Person, Nora McKellin, MSW RSW, through the Wellness and Support line.

  • Contact the COVID-19 Support Line at 604-806-9925.

  • For health & safety questions/concerns, please contact Sandy Coughlin, Director – Occupational Health & Safety at 604-341-6272.

  •  If you need more urgent emotional support, please contact EFAP 24/7 Telephone: 604-872-4929 or 1-800-505-4929.

  • Don't forget, you can access the following staff resources located on our Staff Support section on the COVID-19 website. Here, you will find information about staff wellness supports and more.

This page last updated Jul 30, 2020 6:16pm PDT