For residents experiencing symptoms of a cough, fever and cold-like symptoms that can’t be managed from home will soon be receiving treatment of these mild symptoms. As its primary function, a new Care Clinic is opening on Monday to manage the treatment of these symptoms and will also assist in diverting patient visits to family doctors and hospital emergency rooms.
Located at the former D. Aubrey Moodie School, 595 Moodie Drive in Bell’s Corners, the clinic will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day and will have the equipment in place to perform basic diagnostic tests such as chest X-rays and lab tests. The Care Clinic will be operated by the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, in collaboration with Ottawa Public Health and the region’s Clinical Care Coordination Centre (C4).
Dr. Andrew Willmore, lead for the clinical care coordination committee and the medical director for emergency management at The Ottawa Hospital said, “It really is for anybody with a fever and a cough, cold-like symptoms, that isn’t so sick that they need to be in the emergency department.”
This clinic will help Ottawa-area patients get the care they need. These care clinics are not the same as the Brewer Park COVID-19 Assessment Centre and the public should be aware of this. “The Brewer site is a dedicated swabbing facility for people meeting COVID-19 testing criteria and not requiring medical intervention,” stated Dr. Willmore.
The Care Clinic will be operated by staff and physicians from Queensway-Carleton Hospital, as well primary care physicians and pediatricians from our community. Ottawa residents who only need to be tested for COVID-19, should continue to go to the Brewer Park Assessment Centre.
Here is some footage of the new Care Clinic that Ottawa Public Health has shared on YouTube to familiarize residents should you have to visit the clinic.