COVID-19 UPDATE – MARCH 18, 2020


COVID-19 and NSAID Use

At this time Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the safest and most effective medication to use for fever or aches related to viral illnesses. We currently do not recommend anti-inflammatories such as Advil, Motrin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or meloxicam for these purposes. If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or flu like symptoms and take these medications routinely for other medical problems, please call your physician’s office.

What to do if you are feeling unwell

If you have mild symptoms of coronavirus such as a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or flu like symptoms please stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days. If you have any concerns please call our office and speak with your nurse.

If you have severe fever or difficulty breathing please go to your local emergency department. Put on a mask and sanitize your hands when you arrive. Inform them that you need to be screened for coronavirus.

If you are experiencing other medical symptoms and need medical attention that is not an emergency, do not go to the emergency department. Please call our office and speak with your nurse. We are still seeing patients that have urgent medical needs that are not appropriate for an emergency room visit.

QHC North Hasting Update & Hastings Centennial Manor

We would like to remind the community that there is a no visitor policy currently in place at QHC North Hastings and Hastings Centennial Manor. This hospital policy does not apply to children or palliative patients. The Manor policy does not apply to palliative patients.

For over 35 years, the Bancroft Community Family Health Team’s physicians have served the community with collaborative, comprehensive healthcare. Leaders of innovative healthcare initiatives, like Disease Management and Prevention Programs, our health professionals and mixed-expert board help patients take control of their health. Read more about Bancroft FHT Contact Bancroft FHT 19 Oak Street Box 1089 Bancroft, Ontario, K0L 1C0 Phone: 613-332-1565 Fax: 613-332-5541

March 2020