Accessing Healthcare This Holiday Season
Your Guide to Accessing Healthcare This Holiday Season
Stay healthy this holiday season by following all public health guidance for our region, getting your flu shot and ensuring all of your prescriptions are up to date. If you do need to seek care, there are many options available to you. Start by contacting your primary care provider. Many primary care providers are offering telephone, virtual and in-person visits, depending on the nature of your health concern.
Your Care Options
Holiday Schedule for Primary Care Providers & After Hours Clinics
City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Organization
After Hours Clinic in Lindsay, 55 Angeline St. N, Lindsay
Dec. 24 6pm-9pm
Dec 25 CLOSED
Dec. 26, 27 9am-noon
Dec. 28, 29, 30, 31 6pm- 9pm
Jan 1 CLOSED
Jan 2 9am-noon
Jan 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 6pm-9pm
After Hours Clinic in Bobcaygeon, 85 Bolton St., Bobcaygeon (above Shopper’s Drug Mart)
Dec. 29, 30 1pm-4pm. Call 705-738-6136 ext. 1 starting at 9am to book a same-day appointment
Kawartha North Family Health Team
Fenelon Falls Office (50 Colborne St.)
By appointment only, 705-887-3535
Closed Dec. 24, 25, 28, 31 and Jan 1.
Bobcaygeon Office (100 East St.)
By appointment only, 705-738-5575
Closed Dec. 24, 25; Dec. 28 – Jan 1.
Fenelon Falls After Hours Clinic
(53 Colborne St, at the Pharmasave)
Closed Dec. 25 and Jan 1.
Resuming 9:30am-12:30pm Fridays as of Jan. 8.
Call 705-887-3535 from 8am-10am to book a same-day appointment.
Bobcaygeon After Hours Clinic
(100 East Street.)
Open Dec. 29 4-7pm
Please call 705-738-5575 to book an appointment. In January, will resume Tuesday evenings, 4-7pm
Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes
Community Health Centre (152 Angeline St. N.) in Lindsay will be open to see registered clients on:
Dec. 23 8:30am-4:30pm
Dec. 24 8:30am-2:00pm
Dec. 25-28 CLOSED
Dec. 29, 30 8:30am-4:30pm
Dec. 31 8:30am-2:00pm
Jan. 1-4 CLOSED
Jan. 5 8:30am-4:30pm
Please call to book an appointment (705) 879-4100 Option 1 or toll free 1-800-461-0327
If you are unable to get an appointment at your primary care provider or after hours clinic, you can also access telephone and virtual care options for non-urgent health concerns:
Ontario Virtual Care Clinic
For non-urgent health concerns related to cold, cough or flu; allergies; women’s health; chronic disease management; pain; rash; or medication questions, connect virtually to an on-call doctor by visiting: www.virtualcarenow.ca.
Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call toll-free: 1-866-797-0000.
When to Seek Emergency Care
Don’t wait to seek care. Visit the Emergency Department if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Seizure or convulsions
- A broken bone or wound requiring stitches
- Chest pain or tightness in the chest
- Difficulty breathing
- Abdominal pain
- Confusion and disorientation
- Stiff neck and sensitivity to light
- Continuous vomiting or severe diarrhea with signs of dehydration
- Sudden severe headache, weakness, vision problems, numbness/tingling, trouble speaking, dizziness
And, any infant under 3 months old with fever over 38.5C/101F or has a fever and is difficult to wake should be seen at the Emergency Department. If you are visiting the Emergency Department:
- Come alone unless a support person is required
- Wear a mask at all times and do not bring food or drink
- Bring your health card and all of your current medications
COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Ross Memorial Hospital
The Ross Memorial Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Centre continues to provide testing by appointment only. To request an appointment, leave a message at 705-328-6217 or submit a form online at www.rmh.org/covid-19. The centre is closed from Dec. 25- 27, and Jan. 1-3.