This self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to.
The most important thing you can do to prevent infection is to wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.
To help reduce your risk of infection:
Physical distancing - maintain a distance of at least 2 arms lengths from others.
Wear a medical grade mask when you are sharing a space with people that you do not live with. Please keep your mouth and nose covered.
Avoid gathering in crowded spaces.
If you have a new cough, or are having difficulty breathing, call 811.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using soap and water is the single most effective way of reducing the spread of infection.
If a sink is not available, alcohol based hand rubs (ABHR) can be used to clean your hands as long as they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, use a wipe and then ABHR to effectively clean them.
Do not touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow when you sneeze or cough.
Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Do not share food, drinks, utensils, etc.
For Handwashing poster - click here
a letter to my patients
from Dr. Maryam ZeIneddin
I sincerely hope you are all doing well.
It has been trying times since March 2020, with the challenges and worries COVID has brought us. On behalf of all of us at Ambleside Medical Centre, we are honoured to continue caring for you throughout this difficult time to the best of our ability. I want to personally thank you for your continued support, compassion, and kindness for our team.
As a family doctor, I believe in long-term proactive care, with time to create and review a comprehensive care that suits your health mentally and physically. Our system does not provide us enough time, support, resources, or value in the proper care we desperately try to provide you on a daily basis. This uphill battle and the strains of this pandemic with overwhelming anxiety and depression in our population has now caused physician burnout. I have been struggling with burnout myself, and have been frustrated at a system which doesn't support comprehensive care for our patients. I count as one of the thousands of family practicing in BC feeling very similarly...
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Which COVID-19 vaccine is better? (spoiler, they’re all good)
April 2, 2021
Dr. Samir Gupta explains how the four COVID-19 vaccines now approved in Canada work and why efficacy rates aren’t the most important number to look at.
Seniors (80+) and Indigenous (65+)
It's Time to Book Your Covid Vaccine.
March 1, 2021
Seniors 80 years of age and older and Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) 65 years of age and older and elders, it's time to book your vaccine.
BOOK YOUR COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENT
Eligible seniors in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, can call the toll-free appointment booking line starting March 8. To facilitate access to as many eligible residents as possible, the following age groups are invited to call the appointment phone line as follows:
See registration start dates here based on your location and age. Call the VCH toll-free appointment booking phone line at 1-877-587-5767 based on your age group. The phone line will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more info and how to book their appointments click here.
Together for Health
COVID-19 Vaccines: Are They Safe?
January 5, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines are arriving in BC representing a significant turning point in the battle against the disease. While supplies are limited, the focus is to deliver the vaccine to the most high-risk groups to start, increasing the number of eligible individuals as supplies themselves increase. While many are excited about the vaccine, others may be hesitant – with so much information about the vaccines out there, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. So it’s important to know – what’s the truth behind the COVID-19 vaccines?
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BC's Roll Out Plan for Covid-19 Vaccines
March 1, 2021
Everyone who would like a vaccine and who is eligible to receive one will have the opportunity to be vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone living in B.C. who is eligible to receive it.
B.C.'s COVID-19 Immunization Plan will happen in four phases. Learn about the four phases of the COVID-19 Immunization Program. We are currently in Phase 2.
Find out who is included in each phase and when you will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
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COVID-19 Vaccines: Answers for Patients.
With COVID-19 vaccines currently being administered in BC, many of you will have questions about the vaccine – who gets it and when; is it safe; is it effective and more.
We hope that the following information answers some of those questions, as we all wait for further news about how the vaccine will roll out across our province.
We believe that for women to lead full, valued, healthy lives they must be equipped to own their own health. Zili C.A.R.E. seeks to empower women, through insights, tools and community, to make their own preventative healthcare decisions in mind, body and soul.
Zili seeks to serve, host and guide the voice of a unique, engaged and concerned community of women who are awakening to, and wish to be a part of, a rapidly evolving need for self-care.
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