UPDATES

Influenza Vaccination 2020-2021

October 09, 2020

Influenza Vaccination for 2020-2021

Our clinic now has influenza vaccines. We received only a limited supply of flu vaccines this year. As a result, we are trying to prioritize those who are at a higher risk for influenza as listed below:

  • Adults 65 years of age and older with chronic medical conditions

  • Patients with cardiac or pulmonary disorders (includes bronchopulmonary dysplasia, cystic fibrosis and asthma)

  • Patients with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus

  • Patients with significant kidney/renal disease

  • Patients with cancer or immune compromising conditions (due to underlying disease, therapy or both)

  • Patients with neurologic or neurodevelopmental conditions (includes neuromuscular, neurovascular, neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental conditions and seizure disorders

  • Patients with morbid obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 and over)

  • Children younger than 5 years old (pharmacy cannot administer the flu shot to children younger than 5 years old).

 

If you do not have any of the above conditions and feel well enough to go to the pharmacy to receive a flu vaccine, please consider visiting your pharmacy for the flu vaccine this year. The pharmacies will be carrying high dose influenza vaccines for seniors over age 65 this year. If you meet the criteria for the high-risk population as listed above or if you cannot find the pharmacy to administer flu vaccine, please call our clinic to inquire about this year's flu shot. 

Thank you for understanding and your support!

Important updates regarding COVID-19

April 04, 2020

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, MEDICAL ASSOCIATES OF PORT CREDIT WILL OPERATE VIA ONLY TELEMEDICINE AND VIRTUAL MEDICINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
 
The hours of operation for the phone reception are Monday to Thursday 9:00AM - 4:00PM and Friday 9:00AM to 2:00PM (Lunch break 12:00 to 1:00 PM).
 
Please consider booking for a telephone appointment with our physicians online by clicking the "online booking" button at the top of the website because the wait time for the phone line is longer than usual currently. 

What does this mean for our patients? Our physicians are still available to assess and help patients via telemedicine and virtual medicine. Also, we encourage you to hold off from booking appointments for non-urgent medical concerns.

  1. All non-essential appointments are being canceled. These include appointments such as annual physicals/preventative health exams/routine pap smears/drivers or insurance physicals. You can try calling in 1 month to rebook these.
     

  2. Phone and virtual appointments are now available for non-urgent medical concerns and follow-up appointments. Please use online booking or call our clinic to book (calling our clinic to book an appointment may take a longer time due to a reduction in staffing at our clinic during this time).
     

  3. All prescription renewal fees are waived until further notice – if you require medication, please have your pharmacy fax us for the renewal. Pharmacists can also renew medications for you.
     

  4. Evening clinics on Monday - Thursday and Saturday morning clinics are strictly changing to booked phone and virtual appointments for urgent issues onlyWe will be using telemedicine and virtual medicine. If you feel you have an urgent medical issue, please book online or call during the day to be booked into the urgent evening telemedicine and virtual medicine spots. For major or life-threatening medical emergencies, please visit the nearest Emergency Department or call 911.
     

  5. If you are sick with fever or cold symptoms we encourage you to stay home.

 

 

IF YOU DEVELOP COVID-19 SYMPTOMS (FEVER, COUGH, DIFFICULTY BREATHING) PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO OUR OFFICE.  WE RECOMMEND YOU SELF-ISOLATE AND CALL HALTON PUBLIC HEALTH AT 311 OR TELEHEALTH ONTARIO (1-866-797-0000) FOR NEXT STEPS.

 

Everyone is encouraged to practice the following hygiene principles:

  • Social distancing!

  • Wash your hands frequently (for 20 seconds)

  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (min. 60% alcohol content)

  • Sneeze or cough into your sleeve or a tissue (wash clothes frequently

  • Stay at home when you are sick

  • Disinfect spaces regularly, and pay attention to high-touch surfaces (such as printers, desks, phones, kitchen appliances, door handles, etc.)

Self Check-In

April 15, 2018

We are testing self check-in kiosk at our clinic. You can simply check in by swiping your health card with the stripe facing towards you at the kiosk and entering your birthdate on the tablet. 

Vaccinations available at the clinic

April 14, 2018

Following vaccines (not covered by OHIP) are available at the clinic

  • TWINRIX (Hep A & B vaccine)

  • HAVRIX ADULT (Hep A vaccine)

  • HAVRIX JUNIOR (Hep A vaccine)

  • VARILRIX (Chikenpox vaccine)

  • MENACTRA (Meningitis Groups A, C, Y and W-135 vaccine)

  • MENVEO (Meningitis Groups A, C, Y and W-135 vaccine)

  • MENJUGATE (Meningitis Group C vaccine)

  • GARDISIL 4 (HPV 6, 11, 16, 18 vaccine)

  • GARDISIL 9 (HPV 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58 vaccine

  • ZOSTAVAX (Shingles vaccine)

  • SHINGRIX (Shingles vaccine)

  • PREVNAR 13 (Pneumonia vaccine)

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ADDRESS:

Second Floor,

333 Lakeshore Road West,

Mississauga, ON, L5H1G9

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Mon-Thur: 9:00 AM -  4:00 PM

Fri: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

(Lunch Break: 12:00 -1:00 PM) 

* Please call our clinic for information on Evening and Saturday clinic​​s

CONTACT US:

Drs. Coman-Wood, Lee, Wood: 

(905) 274-7044

Drs. Bluemke, Findlay, Forbes, Forrester:  

(905) 274-7055

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