Booked outpatient appointments continue as usual during stay-at-home order

News / General
By Gary Buffett

 Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) reminds the public that accessing health care services remains an essential activity during the Ontario stay-at-home order.

Our priority remains providing acute and critical care, including scheduled outpatient appointments that continue as usual at this time.  If a booked clinic appointment needs to be rescheduled, then the patient will be notified directly by the physician’s office.

Clinic patients can conveniently complete their COVID-19 screening online prior to their visit by using the KHSC pre-screening tool.  It takes only a few minutes to complete and patients obtain an email confirmation to bring with them, along with their appointment slip, to the hospital. The pre-screening tool must be completed a maximum of four hours before a clinic appointment.

Emergency and urgent health concerns should also be addressed during this stay-at-home period.  Anyone with an acute, life-threatening illness/injury should go to the Emergency Department at our Kingston General Hospital site. If you have non-urgent care needs that cannot wait for a family doctor visit, go to the Urgent Care Centre at our Hotel Dieu Hospital site. If you or someone you know experiences a medical emergency such as a stroke or heart attack, call 911 immediately.

For more information and to access the mobile pre-screening tool, visit www.kingstonhsc.ca/COVID19.