COVID-19 Update - March 30, 2020

The Province of Manitoba has declared State of Emergency to protect the public and reduce spread of COVID-19.

April 2, 2020 Update:

Due to the ever-mounting concern about COVID-19 and the advent of community transmission, we will be screening more extensively before entry into the clinic is permitted.

  • Starting at 8:00 AM on Friday, April 3rd, entry into the foyer of the clinic will not be allowed until you have been fully screened.
  • The screening involves a series of questions, including:
    • Do you have any symptoms, including
      • Fever
      • New (or exacerbation of chronic) cough
      • Shortness of breath
      • Difficulty breathing
      • Sore throat
      • Runny nose
      • Malaise
      • Headache
      • Chest pain
    • Have you (or anyone you have been in contact with) travelled -  especially outside of Manitoba - recently?
    • Have you been in contact with any confirmed COVID-19 cases?
  • If you pass the screening:
    • Walk in patients will leave a phone number and will be directed back to your vehicle to wait.
      • The doctor will contact you by telephone to ensure that the visit requires an in-person meeting. If not, the appointment may be handled by phone or video call.
      • If an in-person visit is required, only the patient will be permitted entry to the building (excluding special circumstances where support is required).
    • Scheduled patients will be permitted to enter the waiting room.

March 30, 2020 Update:

Please see the following summary of the mandate from the Province of Manitoba:

As authorized under The Public Health Act, the following measures will be in place, effective 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1

Public gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people at any indoor or outdoor place or premises. This includes places of worship, gatherings and family events such as weddings and funerals. This does not apply to a facility where health care or social services are provided including child-care centres and homeless shelters. This remains in effect at this time under the previous health order issued on March 27, and will continue when this order comes into effect on April 1.

All restaurants and other commercial facilities that serve food are prohibited from serving food to customers in their premises. This prevents eat-in dining at all facilities. However, restaurants and other commercial facilities can prepare and serve food for delivery or takeout. If this takes place, the operator of the restaurant must ensure that all people maintain the appropriate social distancing from other customers when picking up food.

All businesses that are not listed in the schedule of critical services that accompanies the order must close between April 1 and April 14.

(To read the whole order, go here.)

As the clinic falls under the schedule of critical services accompanying the order, we will remain open. Refer to our initial update to see what guidelines we have in place.

Initial Update:

In keeping with current concerns regarding COVID-19 (the illness caused by the novel corona virus) we at the Dauphin Medical Clinic are encouraging social distancing.

Prior to attending the clinic, we are encouraging you to contact us by telephone. The contact will be with your physician's receptionist.

Most of our physicians are willing to manage your problems by phone or video call if the problem is appropriate for this method of assessment and management. These visits will be in place of your regularly scheduled in-person visits; they will be at a pre-determined time as your physician is available.

If you are wanting to be screened for COVID-19, please call Health Links at 1 (204) 788-8200 or toll free at 1 (888) 315-9257 to determine your next steps. A nurse will assess your situation and determine your appropriateness for swabbing or self-isolating. Health Links also provides an online screening tool which you can use to determine if you should be swabbed or self-isolating.

If you choose to come in to see us in the Medical Clinic or Walk-In Clinic, you will be screened by our staff immediately upon arrival. If you present with a cough, you will be required to wear an N95 respiratory mask as a precaution, regardless of whether you have been in contact with the virus.

Please be aware that you may be directed to an alternate location of care.

Resources

Following are some resources that you can check for information pertaining to COVID-19.

Remember to get your news, reports, and advice from trusted sources such as the ones listed above.

Walk-In Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Appointments

Regular Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Career Opportunities

The Dauphin Medical Clinic is often looking for doctors and medical staff to join our team. 

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