COVID-19 Pandemic – WRSS Family Physicians continue to see patients and we know you best.
How do I see a family physician?
- Call your family physician if you are physically or mentally unwell (it does not have to be COVID-related).
- The initial appointment will be by phone or video, followed by an in-clinic exam, as needed, or continued phone or video appointments.
- Some of our local walk-in clinics are open. Check www.medimap.ca for availability and any special instructions. Medimap will also show which local clinics are accepting new patients.
I think I might have COVID-19 symptoms?
- You can check your symptoms online.
- Anyone who has symptoms - including a fever, cough, sneezing, or sore throat - should self-isolate for 14 days. See the self-isolation dos and don'ts information sheet.
- Call 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319). This Provincial hotline is staffed 7:30am to 8pm, seven days a week and provides non-medical information on COVID 19. Information is available in more than 110 languages.
- If your symptoms worsen, call your family physician.
I’m a senior needing support?
- Call 2-1-1 or visit bc211.ca and you will be linked with a volunteer who can deliver groceries, medications and many other needs.
- Seniors Come Share Society has expanded its support for seniors with grocery ordering/delivery, meal delivery and telephone reassurance calls.
- City of White Rock has many seniors resources listed.
I’m in need of wellness support?
- White Rock Psychologists and Counsellors have set up a website specific to our community and are offering 1:1 counselling with telephone and/or video plus have a whole lot of resources. www.together-wr.com
- BC government is expanding and adding resources.
- SOURCES will continue to serve vulnerable members of our community while maintaining safety, health and well-being of their staff and volunteers.
- For youth people ages 12-24 and their caregivers, Foundry is now offering virtual drop-in counselling sessions by voice, video and chat.
- City of Surrey has online fitness classes to help you keep your body moving while you spend time at home.
How do I take precautions?
- Wash your hands
- Don't touch your face
- Avoid shaking hands or hugging
- Practice social distancing apart (2 metres / 6 feet)
- Sneeze and cough into the crook of your elbow, not into your hands
- Use a tissue or wash hankies after each use
- Listen to the experts, keep calm, be kind and make wise choices
Where are the Expert Sources for COVID-19 Information?
- BC Centre for Disease Control Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- BC Government COVID-19 Support and Information
- Fraser Health Coronavirus Questions (some information available in various languages)