“The North Durham COVID Assessment Centre was truly an extraordinary project that got off the ground in record time, managed massive surges, brought together variable groups of people and served a wide community exceptionally well for almost 3 years,”says Dr Carlye Jensen, NDCAC doctor and local family physician. “The enthusiasm and energy for positive change that exists within our healthcare teams in Uxbridge and Port Perry will not cease with the closure of
the NDCAC but rather move on to meet the other needs within our communities.”
For the period of August 2020 to March 2023, when the clinic was in operation, we provided 2790 assessments, performed 52223 swabs and 15132 paediatric swabs.
Once our centre is closed, we encourage community members to take advantage of the other accessible care options in our area. Some options include:
– Visiting your family doctor
– Calling 811 or visiting the Health811 website for safe, high-quality care from a registered nurse.
– Visiting a local pharmacy. Many locations prescribe and dispense Paxlovid and offer onsite PCR and rapid testing.
– Lakeridge Health Assessment Centres located in Courtice, Oshawa and Pickering.
– Oak Valley Health COVID-19, Cold, and Flu Care Clinic (Markham).
Respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 continue to circulate in our area. We continue to recommend vaccination as one of the most effective ways to protect against viruses. All approved COVID-19 vaccines used in Canada are effective at helping to protect against severe illness, including hospitalization and death from COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines remain available to the public through Durham Public Health and participating pharmacies.
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COVID-19 Mindfulness Approach
Medical Associates of Port Perry and the North Durham Family Health Team would like to encourage people to adopt a mindful and meditative approach to our current crisis.
More tips for maintaining your Mental Well-Being during COVID-19 can be found here.