We are doing our best to keep our clinic a safe place for all of our patients. We are currently following the guidelines set for Naturopathic Practitioners by the BC Centre for Disease Control. Please read below to see how some of our procedures have changed.
– We will be sending out a Mandatory COVID-19 Screening Survey 24 hours before each appointment, please have this completed before you arrive for your appointment.
– Naturopathic consultations and clinical counselling sessions will still be offered online via Telehealth or over the phone, these are preferred if you do not need to come into the office for physical treatment.
– Please wear a mask to the office. If you cannot source one (even a home made one is ok!) we do have disposable masks to use for a fee of $2.00 each.
– Come into the Clinic by yourself. Exceptions are made for those requiring assistance into the clinic such as children, elderly, or needing extra physical assistance.
– Please arrive on time for your appointment up to 5 min early, but no earlier as there will be no sitting in the waiting room.
– Our door will be locked, please knock, phone or text and we will open the door for you.
– We will ask you to wash or sanitize your hands upon entering the clinic and will assist you to your treatment area immediately.
– We are staggering our schedules to prevent patient overlap in the reception area.
– Arrange payment on file prior to your visit to allow for touch less payments, we will email your receipt.
– Continue to arrange for curb-side supplement order and pickup or call us ahead of your appointment so we can have this ready for you after your visit to take home.
– If your visit can be done virtually online or over the phone, this is preferred. Consider this option for prescription refills, naturopathic initial visits and follow ups, test result reviews, health check-ins and counselling sessions with Laurie Moniz.
– If you are immunocompromised, have a chronic lung, kidney, cardiovascular or other Immune compromising disease or you are 65 or older, please book your visit as early in the day as possible.
Remember: if you are not feeling well, do not come to the clinic, stay home, rest and reschedule!
Finally, here is the Covid-19 BC CDC recommendations And resources for your reference and information.
Health officials caution against all international travel. Returning travellers are legally obligated to self-isolate for 14 days, beginning March 26, in case they develop symptoms and to prevent spreading the virus to others. Some provinces and territories have also implemented additional recommendations or enforcement measures to ensure those returning to the area self-isolate.
Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres (6.5ft) from other people if you go out.