Updated 26 April 2020
In these challenging times, we would like to assure you that your health and safety, as well as that of our healthcare providers and staff is our top priority. At Oakville Cardiologists we continue to follow all Ontario Ministry of Health directives to stay up-to-date with the evolving COVID-19 situation.
Oakville Cardiologists now offers virtual care/telemedicine appointments to so that we can continue to care for our patients safely and effectively. This means that while we would like to keep your currently scheduled appointment date and time, we will be offering videoconferencing and telephone consults for your visits rather than asking patients to come into our office. To set up a virtual care or telephone appointment, please call our office at 905-849-4567.
While some health concerns can be addressed with virtual care alone, some situations may still require you to come to Oakville Cardiologists for a physical examination or cardiac tests, such as ECGs, echocardiography, stress testing and Holter monitoring.
For patients that require a clinic visit it is important to note that everyone will be screened before entering the clinic. You will not be able to enter our offices if you are experiencing a cough or fever. In addition, you will not be permitted to enter if you’ve travelled outside Canada in the past 14 days or have had exposure to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
What to do if you suspect you have COVID-19?
Most people with mild symptoms will recover on their own at home. Not everyone requires testing. Testing is currently recommended for the following people who have symptoms (e.g., fever, new cough, difficulty breathing, etc.):
have been in contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19;
have travelled outside of Canada within 14 days of symptom onset;
have been in close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has been to an impacted area;
are living, working or providing care in a retirement home, long-term care home or other institutional setting;
are a health care worker, other care provider, first responder or essential worker;
are living in same household as a health care worker, other care provider or first responder;
are a patient requiring frequent contact with the health care system (e.g., chemotherapy/cancer treatment, dialysis, pre-/post-transplant, pregnant person); or
have been instructed by Halton Region Public Health to contact them.
If a person meets the screening criteria for COVID-19, Halton Region Public Health will direct them to a Halton Healthcare COVID-19 Assessment Centre located in Milton, Halton Hills and Oakville.
You can also access current information about COVID-19 at: