Woodbridge Kids Clinic

New ‘Parent Attestation Form for Return to School and Childcare’

What to expect when visiting the doctor

Flu shots now available

Please email our office to book an appointment. As we are overwhelmed with phone calls, it will be a much easier and organized way to get everyone in quickly and safely. We have set aside specific times during the day to allow this so please be patient with us as we return all emails. Please email: info.kidsclinic@gmail.com

Oct-1-2020 Important Ministry of Health Update

Attached below is the new COVID-19 screening tool for school and daycare.

Back to School and Daycare Self Attestation Note

The Pediatrics Section of the Ontario Medical Association has recommended that parents use this self attestation form for their children in place of doctor’s notes. A copy can be downloaded below:

Back to school and daycare

We are receiving many questions about school and daycare openings.
You will find the Sick Kids Updated COVID-19 Guidance for School Reopening helpful in answering the majority of these questions.

https://www.sickkids.ca/PDFs/About-SickKids/81407-COVID19-Recommendations-for-School-Reopening-SickKids.pdf

This is a fluid situation depending on the current status of COVID-19 in our community.  A higher prevalence of the infection may change the back-to-school and daycare recommendations.

If you are concerned—please get tested. COVID-19 screening centers provide timely and accurate results for your child, and results are typically available online within 48-72 hours.

We will not be providing notes that state that your child is “okay to return to school or daycare”.  The current public health recommendations are to isolate for an appropriate period of time and return when well or a negative COVID-19 test.

The Ministry of Health recommends against requiring doctor’s notes to clear students to return to school after suspected/confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Please refer to your local public health unit or school/daycare board for further direction and their policies on returning back to school or daycare. These policies will likely change as the school year progresses.  

We will be updating the website and Facebook page when the flu shot is available this fall.

Pediatree Vitamins

For those who like the Pediatree Vitamins…..a word from our pharmacy— they are now in stock!!

Office visits

We have been ramping up our office visits and are prepared to see children for any visits by appointment only ( no walkins) . Appointments that were previously cancelled are now being rescheduled. We continue to separate the rooms and use only clean rooms for well children. We take precautions, control the flow of patients ( no waiting in the waiting area) and clean regularly. We have not had any of our patients become ill or hospitalized with coronavirus.

Covid 19 assessment tool

Here is a link to the ministry of health Covid assessment tool

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

Virtual care

COVID-19 is placing stress on Canada’s public health system. Our clinic is starting to offer virtual care to make sure that we can continue to care for our patients safely and effectively. This means that we will be using video and audio technologies for some patient visits rather than asking all patients to come into our office. Some of these
technologies are provided by the Province. Others have been provided by vendors like Google, or Apple to help make discussions with your care provider as easy as possible during these difficult times. Some health concerns can be addressed with virtual care alone, but in some cases your doctor may ask you to visit a hospital or other
health care facility if necessary, for a physical examination.

We do our best to make sure that any information you give to us during virtual care visits is private and secure, but no video or audio tools are ever completely secure. There is an increased security risk that your health information may be intercepted or disclosed to third parties when using video or audio communications tools. To help us keep your information safe and secure, you can:
• • Understand that this method of communication is not secure in the same way as a private appointment in
an exam room.
• • Use a private computer/device (i.e., not an employer’s or third party’s computer/device) and a secure internet connection. For example, using a personal computer or tablet is more secure than at a library, and your access to the Internet on your home network will generally be more secure than an open guest Wi-Fi connection.
You should also understand that virtual care is not a substitute for in-person communication or clinical examinations, where appropriate, or for attending the Emergency Department when needed (including for any urgent care that may be required).

If you are concerned about using video or audio tools for virtual care, you can ask our office to arrange for you to visit a different healthcare provider or other health care center where you can be seen in person. However, please note that visiting a health care provider in person comes with a higher risk of coming into contact with COVID-19
and the possibility of spreading the virus.

By providing your information, you agree to let us collect, use, or disclose your personal health information through video or audio communications (while following applicable privacy laws) in order to provide you with care. In particular, the following means of electronic communication may be used telephone and videoconferencing (including Skype, Facetime, etc.).