Tilbury District Family Health Team COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Updates

TDFHT Information on Medical Exemptions for the COVID-19 Vaccine

There is minimal criteria that would indicate eligibility for a medical exemption for the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Please see the link below for more information.

Information Regarding Medical Exemptions from COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine

Please click here: COVID-19 VACCINE for the most up-to-date vaccine information.

For the most up-to-date information on the vaccine distribution in Ontario, please visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-ontario

Local Health Care is at Risk! Do your part – NOW. PLEASE STAY HOME!

The Tilbury District Family Health Team, along with our Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team Partners, are asking for the support of our community.

COVID-19 is a serious threat to our health care system.

We are urging you to stay home and follow public health recommendations to reduce the impact on our health care system.

For the full letter, please click here:  CKOHT Open Letter to the Community_January 8 2021

Back To School Has Arrived

Have your kids been sent home from school? Did they wake up not feeling well?

Please complete the online school screening assessment for direction:

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

For additional information and frequently asked questions, please see the FAQ section of the following document:

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid19-cms-assets/2020-10/Screening%20Children%20v1.0%202020-10-01%20FINAL%20EN%20AODA.pdf

TDFHT Position Statement on Wearing Masks

Wearing masks has become a requirement in the fight against COVID-19.

The TDFHT fully supports the use of masks, in addition to proper social distancing measures (6 feet / 2 meters apart).

For more information, please see our position statement here: Mask Exemptions Statement 9.15.2020

We are still Here for You!

We are open Monday through Friday 9am-12pm and 1-4pm. Our office is closed for cleaning between 12pm and 1pm.

Most appointments are taking place over the phone. Urgent care phone visits are available each weekday and are also available evenings Monday through Thursday and Saturday mornings (excluding holiday weekends).  Saturday morning phone appointments must be booked by calling the office on Friday.

If you require an Urgent Care phone appointment, please call early in the day. These spots fill up quickly.

When you speak with your doctor or nurse practitioner, they will let you know if you need to be seen for an in-person visit and will provide you with direction on how this will happen.

Our phone lines are busy, please call back if you cannot get through.

To avoid waiting on the phone, sign up for Medeo Health and book your appointment online!

Click HERE to book your appointment online for the Tilbury Office

Click HERE to book your appointment online for the Chatham Office

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation and adjusting to changes in order to keep our community safe!

Please continue to call our office instead of dropping by if you have any questions.

TDFHT Programs and Services During COVID-19 Pandemic & Afterhours Services

Foot care and Lab (blood work) services are suspended at this time, and will resume upon further notice.

We are offering after hours coverage for anyone needing to speak to a nurse:

  • Monday through Thursday 4pm-5pm; Friday 2pm-5pm, a TDFHT nurse can be reached at 519-682-2307 ext 315
  • Monday through Thursday 5pm-9am and Friday from 5pm until Monday at 9am (24hrs a day on weekends & holidays), TDFHT patients can speak to a nurse by calling the Telephone Health Advisory Service (THAS) at 1-866-553-7205. THAS nurses can connect with our physician on call.

COVID-19 Resources

For COVID-19 related questions or concerns, please contact our office. You can also contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000

or your local Public Health Unit:

Chatham-Kent 519-355-1071 Ext. 1900
Windsor-Essex 519-258-2146 Ext. 1420

In an effort to protect our patients, our community, our families, and our team, for those of you who may be coming in to our office, please take the time to review our screening self-assessment posted on our front door PRIOR to entering the TDFHT building. You will also be screened again upon entry.

To keep you updated, we have shared important website links below.

If you think you have Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use the self-assessment posted below to help determine if you need to seek further care.

If you are having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911 immediately. Advise of your symptoms and travel history.

Self Assessment Link: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

Please see the following links for up-to-date information on COVID-19:

Ontario Ministry of Health: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit: https://ckphu.com/2020/01/covid19/

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit: https://www.wechu.org/

Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team: https://www.ckoht.ca/covid-19/