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Importance of Routine and Emergency Care

Do not delay seeking medical attention if you, or others, are suffering from symptoms of a serious medical condition such as a heart attack, stroke or any sudden change in your physical or mental health. If you require urgent care, please go to the nearest Emergency Department immediately, or if it is an emergency, call 911.

 

Healthcare providers are concerned that people with serious or life-threatening health issues may not be seeking the help they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many hospitals and physician offices are seeing a reduced number of visits since the onset of the pandemic.

 

If you are concerned about a change in health or need ongoing care for a chronic condition, contact your primary healthcare provider for the care you need. Any delay could be risky. Timely access to testing and support will help protect your health.

 

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Emergency Departments are operating as usual, and your family physician can talk to you on the phone for a consult.  Please do not postpone these essential interactions with your medical practitioner. Your health depends on it!

 

 

For More Information:

Dr. Ian Arra

Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer

To arrange to speak with Dr. Arra, please contact Drew Ferguson at:

519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext. 1269   d.ferguson@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

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