Westside Medical

 

Westside Medical  is a community-based family medicine clinic in Calgary, Alberta. Our doctors offer a full range of patient health and medical services. We strive to deliver exceptional care, and continuity of medical care in a compassionate, comprehensive medical “home” for our patients.  Our vision is that we are all partners in support of your health and lifestyle goals.

Doctors are currently accepting patients at Westside Medical so please call us at 403-686-3628 to book a meet and greet appointment.

Our experienced, friendly staff will ensure that your visit is  efficient. Westside is also a Calgary IUD clinic, a minor procedure centre, and a Calgary migraine treatment clinic.

Please bring and wear your own mask. You will be asked to sanitize your hands upon arrival. We are taking all available measures to keep our clinic environment safe for our patients , doctors and staff.

What’s changed lately with appointments at Westside Medical?

The main doors are open so there is no longer any  need to call us from outside, once you arrive for your appointment, to be let in. We are asking that you please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early for your appointment, to be screened, sanitized and for your vitals to be taken before you go into the exam or treatment room.

If you are checking in at the front desk , please keep distance from other patients, and display your AHC card to our reception staff from a distance. Please do not touch the reception counter or the point of sale terminal.  

Please bring your mask and wear it at all times. When coming in, please ensure that you stay at least two metres (six feet) away from other people and avoid touching surfaces.

Reception areas  are being controlled, and thus we still have limited seating to maintain physician distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Upon check-in, your vitals/temperature will be taken by a nurse or MOA in the reception areas,  just before your appointment.  We ask that you do not bring family members or friends with you, and if this cannot be avoided we ask that you get them to wait outside if at all possible.

 

Are the Doctors doing virtual visits on the telephone during COVID-19?

Yes, they are still doing Virtual Telephone or Virtual Video appointments for many routine follow ups, basic prescription refills, and some other types of appointments. If you feel that you need a face to face appointment please let us know.   

Your doctor will exercise hers/his discretion and will see you in person if necessary, and in many cases,  if requested.

*Note that In-office face-to-face appointments have always been necessary and required

for: Urgent matters, Mental Health, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, IUD, Maternity, Fractures, Pain medication, controlled medications and more.

Patients are asked to Register to Health Myself 

Health Myself is an easy to use and highly intuitive online platform for secure messaging and appointment booking. It is well integrated with Westside Medical’s Electronic Medical Record software.  

If you have not already registered, here is the link:     https://portal.healthmyself.net/westsidemedical

When you go to book your first appointment through the Health Myself patient portal you will be asked to complete a one time Consent for Electronic Communication form.  It will be sent back to us upon completion and downloaded into your patient file in our EMR once you complete it. Thank you.

Please do not send medical information, photos, insurance forms or consents to our clinic email- those can be uploaded to your chart through our Health Myself app. Clinic email is only to request appointments or if you are unable to use the patient portal.

 

Updated Sept 15, 2020

As we are experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 in our community, it is still  imperative that we do everything possible to keep ourselves, and others as safe and healthy as possible.  I hope this message provides some guidance as we continue to adapt to this dynamic situation. 

We know you’ve heard it at least a thousand times, but it is still a fact that we can limit the spread to reduce the number of sick patients requiring urgent or intensive medical care, where life is at risk. So far in Canada in 2020, COVID-19 has killed approximately 4-5 times the number of patients that are killed in an average flu season. It’s a much deadlier disease, as this has occurred while under almost complete lockdown for almost 3 months. 

It is extremely important that we all practice social distancing and wear masks until we are told that it is no longer required. Avoid large social gatherings, busy places and limit travel unless you know that the destination is allowing it and that it is safe to do so.. Limit visits to the elderly, immune-compromised or chronically ill. Wash your hands frequently and do not touch your face. 

Self-isolate if you have mild flu-like symptoms or if you travelled anywhere within the last two weeks even if you do not currently have symptoms. This is in accordance with the most recent Public Health recommendations.  

To see if you need COVID-19 testing, use the self-assessment tool provided by Alberta Health Services and Call 811 if this assessment guides you to do so..

 

 

 

COVID-19 

COVID-19 is a highly contagious and infectious virus.  The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other colds and flus and include fever.  sore throat.  cough.  fatigue.  loss of taste and smell, and difficulty breathing.

If you are sick and have symptoms please stay home and call HealthLink at 811. Please do not come to the Clinic.

AHS strongly urges anyone who has these symptoms even without being in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, even without history of domestic or international travel to self-isolate for 14 days.  If your symptoms worsen call 811 or contact Westside Medical.

Westside Medical’s first priority is for the health and safety of our patients, our staff, our doctors and the broader community. By following these precautions we can assist in containing and preventing potential spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19.


 

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