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COVID-19
Screening Guidelines

Below are the steps to take if you are currently experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness such as:

  • a new or worsening cough
  • a fever and/or
  • difficulty breathing


STEP 1) Call the Northern Health COVID-19 Hotline for screening.
Northern Health COVID-19 Hotline: 1-844-645-7811

STEP 2) If the Hotline staff recommend that you need testing, your requisition form will be sent directly to St. John Hospital. The Hotline staff will also instruct you on how your results will be available after testing.

STEP 3) Staff from St. John Hospital will call you to set-up a time for your swab and explain the process to get your swab.

STEP 4) Follow the directions provided by the St. John Hospital staff and get tested at your scheduled time/location etc.

 

 

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The Omineca Medical Clinic has been proudly serving the health care needs of Vanderhoof and the surrounding area for over 50 years. Since opening our doors in 1969, the Omineca Medical Clinic has been dedicated to providing timely, professional, and expert care for patients. As a full service Family Practice, our medical team is committed to helping patients achieve optimal health and wellness. 

We offer a full range of health care services to our patients including the management of acute and chronic illnesses for people of all ages, preventative medicine, prenatal and newborn care, minor office procedures, and group medical appointments. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions or concerns.

Virtual Care Appointments - Using Zoom Meetings

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, our providers have quickly adapted to providing medical care to patients via telephone calls, where appropriate, and this has worked pretty well under the circumstances. Now, several of our providers are offering the option of virtual “video” appointments through the use of Zoom technology.  Please check out our webpage on virtual care appointments to see what this involves and to gain a better understanding of this type of care. If you are interested in a Zoom virtual appointment with your healthcare provider, please call our office at (250) 567-2201 to make the arrangements.

About COVID-19

The goal at the Omineca Medical Clinic is to reduce patient traffic and avoid transmission of COVID-19 to vulnerable people within the community. We are constantly evaluating the situation and are adjusting our processes as needed. Please check back here frequently for updates.

» Please go to our COVID-19 page for more information and links related to the Coronavirus and medical care in Vanderhoof.

We want to make sure you get the care you need

  • Where possible, physicians are conducting appointments by phone, by video, or by home visits, on a case-by-case basis, as determined by the physician.
  • Please do not hesitate to call us if you have questions or concerns. We are here to help and there are many options available. Your doctor will talk with you to decide the most appropriate type of appointment for you.
  • Most Prenatal appointments are being scheduled in the office between 8:00–10:00 am. You will receive a hand-out outlining the changes at the hospital during your prenatal appointment.
  • Please call us ahead to discuss your needs: 250-567-2201
  • If you come to the Clinic in-person, ring the doorbell at the Front Entrance. Please do not enter until one of our staff come to assist you.
  • You will be screened at the door, and instructed on how to proceed.
  • In the Clinic, exercise physical distancing at all times and use hand sanitizer on arrival and departure.
  • Please do not use your phone in the Clinic.

Medications

To avoid running out of your regular medications and interrupting your treatment, we ask for your cooperation in keeping track of your prescriptions.

  • Please book an office appointment 6 – 8 weeks before you need to renew your prescriptions.
  • Keep track on the calendar when the Pharmacist tells you the status of your refills.

Plan ahead for holidays – check with the Pharmacist for the availability of refills and book an office appointment if necessary.

Endoscopy Scope Video

Patients who have been referred to have a colonoscopy or gastroscopy must view this informational video. Please click here to view the video.