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Covid-19

Covid-19

 

Please do not let fears of COVID-19 in our community keep you from seeking medical care. The Alexandra Marine and General Hospital (AMGH) remains a safe place to seek care and attend outpatient appointments.

 

Please visit this page frequently, as changes may occur at any time to align with direction from Public Health Ontario, Ontario Health, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

 

You may visit the Province of Ontario’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage to help educate yourself about COVID-19, including how you can protect yourself, and what to do it you suspect you may be at risk.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information can be found by visiting Huron Perth Public Health's dedicated COVID-19 Vaccine Information page.

 

Information regarding current COVID-19 case counts in Huron and Perth counties can be found on the Huron Perth Public Health website.

 

At AMGH, we have implemented several changes to keep our patients, staff, physicians, and hospital environment safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions and Important Information

COVID, Cold and Flu Care Centre

The Goderich COVID-19, Cold and Flu Care Centre is open and operational. This is an extension of services offered at the COVID Community Assessment Centre located above the Michael’s Pharmacy at 181 Cambria Road, Goderich, Ontario (across the street from AMGH).

 

This care centre is open for patients with cold and flu like symptoms that cannot get into see their primary care provider, but are not considered ‘urgent’ in nature. ‘Urgent’ patients should attend the AMGH Emergency Department.

 

Patients can book an appointment with the CCFCC by calling 519-612-2320.

COVID-19 Clinical Assessment Centre

What is a COVID-19 Clinical Assessment?
An assessment with a physician for those individuals who may qualify for antiviral treatment, or for those individuals who do not qualify for a COVID-19 test, but have symptoms of respiratory illness. For more information see Covid Clinical Assessment Centre Information

How do I protect myself?

Coronaviruses are spread mainly from person to person through close contact, for example, in a household, workplace or health care centre.

 

Vaccinations against COVID-19 are now available, contact your Family Practitioner, local pharmacy or Public Health Unit for more information.

 

Everyday actions

 

Take these everyday steps to reduce exposure to the virus and protect your health:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer

  • sneeze and cough into your sleeve

  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

  • avoid contact with people who are sick

  • stay home if you are sick

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Most patients experience mild symptoms and recover without treatment. More information on symptoms is available here

What if I have symptoms?

Please take the provincial COVID-19 self-assessment and follow provided instructions.

Who can I contact if I have COVID-19 related questions?
  • TeleHealth: 1-866-797-0000
  • Huron Perth Public Health Unit: 519-482-3416
Visiting
Hand Hygiene
  • Please use the alcohol-based hand sanitizer pumps located throughout the hospital to clean your hands often.
Masks
  • If you have a mask or face covering, please wear it to your appointment to cover your mouth, nose, and chin. If you don’t have one, AMGH will provide one.
  • You will be expected to wear a mask for the duration of your time in the hospital. Our staff will also be wearing masks. If at any time your mask becomes soiled, damp, or damaged, please let a member of our team know, and a clean mask will be provided for you.
Physical Distancing
  • We ask that where possible, you please maintain a 2m (6ft) distance between yourself and others for the duration of your visit.