Updated 6 June 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 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 continue to be offering videoconferencing and telephone consults for the majority of 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.
What to expect if you have been booked for a visit at the clinic ?
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 on the telephone when their appointment is made, upon entering the clinic and through signage at the office. You will not be able to enter our offices if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
Upon entering the clinic spatial distancing of at least 2 meters will be maintained between patients. All patients will be asked to arrive at the requested time.
All staff will be equipped with a mask and protective eyewear. Patients are requested to wear a mask for the clinic visit. Hand sanitizer is available for use. The clinic is adhering to the guidelines recommended by Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC).
All treatment areas, reception and equipment used will be disinfected before and after each patient visit.
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. The risk of severe illness and outcomes is higher for older adults and those with weakened immune systems and underlying medical conditions (diabetes, heart and lung disease). As of May 26, 2020 all residents who have at least one COVID-19 symptom, or are concerned that they have been exposed are encouraged to get assessed and tested at an Assessment Centre.
Symptoms range from mild (like the flu and other common respiratory infections) to severe. Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:
new or worsening cough
shortness of breath
loss of sense of smell or taste
nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
nasal congestion or runny nose (without other known cause, such as seasonal allergies)
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: