After Hours Clinics
UPDATE: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Local testing criteria:
- have returned to Canada within the past 14 days and now have symptoms of COVID-19 (notably dry cough and fever);
- have been in direct contact with someone who has travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days and who has symptoms of COVID-19;
- are in institutional care – nursing homes, long-term care, group home, supportive housing, hospitals – and symptoms for COVID-19;
- live in remote First Nations communities who have symptoms of COVID-19;
- are a health-care worker who is sick with respiratory symptoms...
Continue to stay home and:
- Complete the COVID-19 online self-assessment at: www.ontario.ca/coronavirus; AND
- contact the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at the Fair Grounds at 705-328-6271; or
- call 911 if symptoms are severe.
Do not go to your health provider's office or the emergency department at your local hospital.
The Ross Memorial Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Centre can be reached at 705-328-6217. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.
More information: www.rmh.org/covid-19
How can I protect myself?
Follow the usual steps recommended to reduce your risk of flu and colds:
- stay home!
- wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
- if you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or arm
- if you feel you need to see a healthcare provider, call the office by telephone. Do not go into the office
- if you are ill and must visit a hospital emergency department, call ahead or tell them right away when you arrive that you have a respiratory illness or dial 911
More information: www.rmh.org/covid-19
Where are the After Hours Clinics located?
55 Angeline Street North, Lindsay (Giant Tiger Plaza)
Monday - Friday - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday - 9:00am to 12:00pm (noon)
Holidays - 9:00am to 12:00pm (noon) - (When Physicians / Staff Available)
The clinic may close to patients before the posted closing times if the clinic is full and/or not able to register any further patients to be seen in time before closing.
85 Bolton Street, Bobcaygeon (Above Shoppers Drug Mart)
Wednesdays - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
100 East Street, Bobcaygeon
Tuesday & Thursday - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
53 Colborne Street East, Fenelon Falls
Friday - 9:00am - 12:00pm (noon)
Who can attend?
These clinics, provided by the local Family Health Organization physicians, are open to everyone in need of after-hours, urgent care.
Can I book an appointment in advance?
Appointments cannot be booked in advance. Services are provided on a “first come, first serve” basis.
Due to high demand for the walk-in services, the clinic doctors are only able to address one immediate problem per patient, per visit.
Can I come to the clinic during daytime office hours?
No. The After Hours Clinic runs after hours, not during the daytime on weekdays. The medical staff at the clinic during the day do not work for the After Hours Clinic. They cannot schedule patients for the After Hours Clinic as it is a separate operation.
Can I get my Annual Examination, PAP smear, PSA, Mammogram, Fecal Occult Blood Test, Cholesterol level, Routine vaccination, Driver’s license, etc. done at the clinic?
No, This clinic is strictly for after hours care. Clinic doctors do not provide on-going “full-service” medical care. Pap smears, physicals, breast examinations, vaccinations, psychotherapy, or counseling are better delivered by your regular family health care provider.
We strive to provide care to all the patients needing urgent medical care. The demand for care sometimes exceeds the capacity of the After Hours Clinic. Patients are asked to please arrange an appointment with their family doctor whenever possible. Patients who have needs that are non-urgent, such as medication refills, are also asked to please contact their own family physician directly.
Patients with emergency health concerns should call 911 or report to the nearest hospital’s emergency department.
Where do I find a new Family Physician?
Health Care Connect is a Government of Ontario program that identifies and places unattached patients with family doctors and nurse practitioners. Patients must be registered with Health Care Connect to be taken on by a doctor who is a member of the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team. To register please call 1-800-445-1822.