Based on Direction from the Ontario Medical Association ( OMA)
Updated Mar 17 ,2020
Please note that our clinic is doing things differently to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and keep our patients safe. Until further notice:
We are no longer booking new appointments for routine or non-urgent visits
This includes visits for routine screening, prescription renewals, test follow-up, or sick notes.
• Prescription renewals: If you need a prescription renewal, please ask your pharmacist to extend your current prescription. If this is not possible, ask them to send our office a request by fax.
• Sick notes: Note that the government has introduced legislation that means employers cannot ask for a doctor’s note if you have missed work because of the coronavirus (this is backdated to January 25, 2020).
We are offering care virtually
Our clinic is starting to offer virtual care to make sure that we can continue to care for our patients safely and effectively. This means that we will be using video and audio technologies for patient visits rather than asking patients to come into our office.
If you have an existing appointment, our office may contact you to arrange for a virtual visit (by telephone or video) instead of in-person. If you call to book a new appointment, our office will arrange for a virtual visit.
Patients who need to be seen in person must contact the clinic before entering. Our waiting room will be closed.
If you must be seen in person, please contact us before coming into the clinic. When you arrive, please wait in your car or outside. We will reach you on your cell phone when we are ready to see you. If this is not possible, you may enter the clinic.
IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE COVID-19
If you think you may have COVID-19, please use the Ministry of Health’s self-assessment tool available here:
https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-self-assessment and follow the instructions based on your answers to the questions.
Please note that our clinic is not equipped to test for COVID-19.
IF YOU HAVE SEVERE SYMPTOMS
If this is a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately. Otherwise, go to the hospital emergency department and pay attention to special signage.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in these difficult times.
Due to the Corona Virus pandemic , our phone lines are experiencing higher than usual wait time , also please note that our office is NOT conducting testing for COVID-19 and our waiting room is closed , Please read the message below.
For your safety and to limit further transmission of COVID-19 , If you have any of the following :
– Fever and symptoms of respiratory illness or pneumonia AND
– Traveled within 14 days outside of CANADA OR
– Had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19
IF ANY OF THE ABOVE APPLY, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS
1. Isolate yourself within your home as quickly as possible AND
2. Call public health or Telehealth
Niagara Public Health: 905-688-8248 ext. 7330
3. If you are ill and must visit a health care professional right away, call ahead and
inform receptionist of your symptoms. A physician will call you as soon as possible.
Grimsby MedicalAssociates: 905-945-5476
Public health web page in regards to Coronavirus :
Niagara Public Health Corona Virus Info Line:
Hamilton Public Health Corona Virus Info line :
COVID-19 hotline at 905-546-2424 ext. 7970
Please Remember you can help to protect yourself from all respiratory illnesses by
- Washing hands regularly with soap and warm water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands
- Sneeze or cough into your arm or sleeve
- Avoid handshakes, hugs or kisses
- Avoiding close contact with who are sick
- Reduce your exposure to crowded places
We at Grimsby Medical Associates value your opinion please complete the patient survey below:
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Registered Dietitian Part Time 20 Hours/Week – permanent position
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Welcome to Grimsby Medical Associates
Grimsby Medical Associates is a medical clinic located in the Town of Grimsby, Ontario. Our team approach links your family doctor with other health care team providers to give you the best possible care. The focus is on keeping you and your family healthy, not just treating you when you are sick.
Your care team consists of many members:
Family Doctor; Family Medicine Residents; Nursing Team; Administrative Team; Mental Health Team; Chronic Disease Team, Geriatric Team; Dietitian and Diabetic Team
Each of these health care workers plays a different role in your health care so you and your family can benefit from a well-rounded approach to health.
All community Workshops are cancelled at this Time.
March 30 – Getting Better Sleep- Cancelled
The mental health counselors run monthly workshops on a variety of mental health related topics. All workshops are open to the public. Please contact Grimsby Medical Associates 905-945-5476 or stop by reception to register.
All workshops will be held at the Grimsby Public Library in the Art Studio (18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON
Community Events for Healthy Living
GMA Online Health Challenge
Patients of Grimsby Medical Associates are invited to register for an online 4-week lifestyle challenge program delivered by the Registered Dietitian and the Registered Nurse. The program re-starts on the first Tuesday of every month and includes weekly emails to move participants towards improved diet and exercise habits. The starter package includes all the information and tools needed to translate weekly emails into action and results in the comfort of your own home. Participants compete anonymously to achieve the greatest improvements in the combination of diet, exercise, blood pressure, and weight and they are able to compare their results to others, anonymously, at the end of the challenge. Patients are encouraged to sign up at reception.
Will be updated with new events soon!