Primary Care in the Media
"...not all immunocompromised people have the information they need, Goyal said, because they are a minority and most of the information being shared is aimed at Canadians who aren’t immunocompromised.
“The thing with the immunocompromised is that they have to seek out information a little bit more,” he said. “Health-care providers would definitely tell them.”"
Read the full Global News article here.
“If we target the right patients, we only need to treat 25 patients to prevent one hospitalization,” said Goyal.
He explained that treating that many patients is not a lot, if it can prevent one hospitalization and possibly admission to an ICU, which could cost the healthcare system a lot more money and resources.
“Not only can we prevent hospitalizations, but we can actually save money for the system as well,” said Goyal.
“I want to give this drug to as many patients as possible, who are at high risk, and so I definitely think increasing awareness among our patients as well as healthcare providers (would be) helpful.”
Read the Global News article here.
Congratulations to the successful nominees! Please join us in welcoming them to the board of the MH Primary Care Network.
Read about your new board, and some important organizational updates that have occurred here.
A lot has been accomplished in bringing together family physicians in Mississauga Halton and advocating for their needs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now time to pass the torch to the next physician leaders as we know there are many great ideas and strong voices in our community.
This is a volunteer position, with an expected minimum responsibility of attending two 1-hour meetings per month. Connect with your like-minded peers who want to make a difference and stand out as a leader.
All family physicians who practice in the Mississauga Halton region (former MH LHIN) are eligible to nominate themselves for a seat on the Board. Based on the geographical distribution of our Active Membership, there will be a maximum of 8 seats reserved for family physicians with primary practices in Mississauga/South Etobicoke, and 4 seats reserved for family physicians with primary practices in Halton. A chair, or co-chairs, will be selected by the new Board once they are assembled.
To simplify the election process, a general election will only be held if there are more nominations than seats available. You can now also select your commitment of either a 1 or 2 year term on the nomination form.
Consider nominating yourself for a seat on the MH PCN Board of Directors before the deadline of Monday April 4th at 11:59 PM:
Wondering where your symptomatic patients can go to have a clinical assessment, COVID test, and access treatment where eligible?
Here is a list of all the COVID Cold and Flu Care Clinics (CCFCC) in Peel and Halton Regions and how to book an appointment to be seen by a physician or NP. H codes are in use at these clinics so there is no negation to you.
Clinical pathways are in place for your patients to be referred for treatment such as Sotrovimab or Paxlovid, as eligible.
Given the small window for treatment, please consider proactively informing your high-risk patients to book an assessment at a CCFCC at the first sign of a symptom.
In partnership with Ontario Health Central Region, this clinic is now accepting patients for in-person assessment and swabbing.
Please make use of this community service. Same day or next day appointments available. Patients may self-refer or you can send them using the referral form below.
Where: 58-3176 Ridgeway Dr. (Near Costco on Laird Rd.)
When: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, 3 PM - 8 PM & Tue, 9:30 AM - 2 PM
How: Appointments can be booked online at https://care-clinics.ca/ or by calling 647-948-8432.
If you are interested in filling shifts as this established COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinic, please submit your information and the lead physician will contact you directly.
Sign Up for the CCFCC Workforce
This clinic, the first of its kind, is now accepting patients for in-person assessment and swabbing. In partnership with Ontario Health Central Region, the clinics are funded through H-codes which will avoid negation should your patients need to be seen there.
Please make use of this community service. Same day or next day appointments available.
Where: 5010 Glen Erin Drive (Winston Churchill & Eglinton)
When: 7 days a week, 9 AM - 5 PM.
How: Appointments can be booked by visiting at http://covidinfo.ca/ or by calling 905-288-5900.
Thanks to our incredible members, the second MH PCN clinic is ready to open it's doors and will be accepting referrals very soon - we will keep you informed!
Don't forget you can also continue to use the Mississauga Cough & Flu Clinic (soon to be renamed COVID, Cold and Flu Clinic) at CarePoint Health, 120-2695 North Sheridan Way, 905-361-1448, Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM.
Since Ontario Health's reach out in early September, many things have been happening in the background to move this primary care-led model forward. We are excited to share that our MH PCN has been selected to become the first Pandemic Response Clinic sites in OH Central Region! In consultation with the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) the sites will all adopt the same naming convention of COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinics.
Thanks so much to the members who contacted us directly to offer physical space and/or staff. Our members have really come forward in showing what an organized and connected primary care sector can do. We appreciate each and every one of you.
If you are interested in picking up shifts at an established COVID, Cold and Flu Clinic in our community, please complete the appeal linked below:
Appeal: Mississauga COVID Cold and Flu Care Clinic Workforce
If patient/family palliative care needs are more complex or support is desired, consider the role of secondary level palliative care specialists (i.e. consultation, collaborative care/shared care, direct care).
Referral forms for both the Oakville CPCP and Milton CPCP have been updated. You can find the most up to date forms through the Mississauga Halton Palliative Care Network website.
Visit Mississauga Halton Palliative Care Network
Forms are linked below for your convenience:
Peel Region Paramedic Services have raised that they are still receiving at-home swab requests from primary care physicians and other community providers at their old fax number.
Please note that the Region of Peel's Paramedic Services COVID-19 At-Home Swab Request has been changed to 905-564-9511.
Complete the PRPS At-Home Swab Request Form + PHO Lab Requisition and fax both forms to 905-564-9511.
For more information contact Jennifer Yantha, PRPS Division Commander, at email@example.com or 416-678-3844.
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