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Endoscopy Scope Video

 

When to get Tested for COVID-19

(Updated October 2021)

Please follow the current BCCDC guidelines for when to get tested for COVID-19:
When_to_get_tested.pdf (bccdc.ca)

Or complete the online BC Self-Assessment Tool:  https://bc.thrive.health/

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

 

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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.


COVID-19 News

November 2021. As we continue to see a surge in cases of COVID-19 in Vanderhoof and across the Northern Health region, new public health orders have been introduced for the Northern Health Authority region as of September 2nd, 2021:  New health measures introduced for Northern Health region | Stories

All people age 12 and up are strongly encouraged to get immunized which will provide the best source of protection against COVID-19. Check the NH website regularly for COVID vaccine clinics, as new pop-up clinics are added frequently.

COVID-19 Test Booking Form

There are a few options to book a COVID-19 test. Please go to:

» NH COVID-19 Test Booking Form

» call: NH COVID-19 / Virtual Clinic line (1-844-645-7811)

The Omineca Medical Clinic is trying to offer phone appointments with a Physician or our Nurse Practitioner daily during regular business hours for COVID-19 assessments and for those who feel they need to be tested.  Patients can also call the office to see what is available.

COVID-19 & Influenza Vaccination Clinics

For November 2021, COVID-19 vaccination clinics are being held:

Place:  Omineca Medical Clinic, 3348 Hospital Rd., Vanderhoof, BC

Dates / Times:  

  • Tues, Nov 23rd – 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, Nov 25th – 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Fri, Nov 26th – 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Details:  Please pre-book appointments by calling the Omineca Medical Clinic at (250) 567-2201.  Some drop-in appointments will be available but space is limited, and priority will be given to pre-booked appointments.

COVID-19 vaccinations for people 12 years of age up. 1st, 2nd, and booster doses (only for those currently eligible). Influenza vaccine will be available, as well. Vaccinations will be given by Omineca Medical Clinic Physicians.

Place: Vanderhoof Health Unit, 3299 Hospital Rd., Vanderhoof, BC

Dates / Times:  

  • Every Wednesday in November - 9:00am - 4:00pm (closed 12:00-1pm)

COVID-19 vaccinations for people 12 years of age up with an appointment area priority. Drop-ins welcome, but space is limited.

To book an appointment:

Go to https://gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated to register and book online.

Or, call the provincial call centre at 1-833-838-2323 for additional help or if you do not have a personal health number.

Your vaccination appointment date, time and location will be given to you upon booking. 

Your appointment will take approximately 10 minutes. Following your immunization, you will be asked to wait an additional 15 minutes in a designated waiting area before leaving the clinic.

Please continue to do all that you can to prevent the spread of the virus as per the current Public Health Orders. Go to the RestartBC website to learn more.

About COVID-19

» Please read the October 7th Statement from Dr. Janssen.

COVID-19 cases, including confirmed cases of the Delta variant, are increasing in the community and the larger Northern Health region.  As such, the province has implemented some new temporary health orders to manage the COVID activity:  New health measures introduced for Northern Health region | Stories. These measures will stay in place until Northern Health experiences lower cases and higher vaccination rates.

Our office continues to offer some in-person appointments but telephone and virtual appointments are also still available, as appropriate.  Our front door remains locked and patients will be screened at the door before entry.    A medical grade face mask for in-office appointments is still required for your safety and the safety of others.  You will be provided with a medical mask to wear in our office.

Please call us ahead at (250) 567-2201 to discuss health care needs.  Your Provider will help us determine the most appropriate type of appointment needed. 

The Northern Health Virtual and Primary Care Clinic (COVID-19 hotline) is still operating and those with questions about COVID-19 testing can also call 1-844-645-7811.

Other trusted links for COVID-19 information include:

BC Centre for Disease Control

HealthLink BC COVID-19 page

WHO FAQ

Health Canada FAQ

COVID-19 content in other languages

COVID-19 information and resources

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

 

Virtual Care Appointments - Using Zoom

Many of our Providers are now routinely offering the option of virtual care appointments using a medically secure version of Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based internet platform that allows people to connect through video and audio conferencing. Zoom virtual care appointments are a great option for medical issues that do not require an in-person office visit. If your Provider feels that you need an in-person follow up, we will assist you in scheduling an office appointment.

To book a Zoom appointment you must contact our office at (250) 567-2201. These appointments must be booked in advance. Please check out our virtual care webpage for further details.

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.