COVID-19 Resources for Clinicians

Updated COVID-19 Provincial Testing Guidance

This document is an update to the COVID-19 Provincial Testing Guidance, which incorporates the testing guidance implemented during the Omicron wave. This document replaces the testing content from v3.0 March 28th 2022 ‘COVID-19 Integrated Testing & Case, Contact and Outbreak Management Interim Guidance: Omicron Surge.’ This information is current as of April 6, 2022 and may be updated as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.

COVID-19 Antiviral Treatment

Information for health care providers

Clinical guidance on use and highest priority populations for Paxlovid and other treatments is available from the Science Advisory Table. The Science Advisory Table’s recommendations identify populations who would get the most benefit and can be used by health care providers, along with their clinical judgement, to make decisions on when to prescribe antivirals.

Additional resources are available from Ontario Health.

All patients who are at higher risk of severe outcomes based on clinical assessment, have tested positive and do not have conditions that prevent them from taking the medication are eligible for publicly funded antivirals based on clinician judgement.

Order PPE and Rapid Antigen Tests
PPE and Rapid Antigen tests can be ordered via Ontario Health
 
In-Home Booster Doses
Patients or their health care workers can call the health unit or email health connection using the online form.

Call Health Connection 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520.

Due to COVID-19, their hours have been extended:

  • Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

For more information visit: Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – Health Connection

COVID-19 Health System Response Materials
Find information shared with the Ontario health care system and generated by the COVID-19 health system response effort.
 
OMA COVID-19 Attestation Form Package

This package has forms patients can use instead of a doctor’s note when they or their children are ready to return to their normal activities. (An attestation is a promise that something is true.)

PDF – COVID Attestation Form

COVID-19 Home Monitoring Program (CHMP)

This program allows those infected with COVID-19 to remain safely in the comfort of their home. Patients in the program receive a pulse oximeter which measures oxygen levels, that can quickly become depleted because of the virus. They also receive education, and daily nurse-led virtual visits to assess oxygen levels, symptoms and overall health.

Referral to the Program

Users on the South Georgian Bay PS Suite EMR can refer patients into the program using the referral form on the PS Suite system called “GBFHT REFERRAL FORM COVID-19 Home Oxygen Monitoring

Those not on the EMR can complete the form below and fax it to the GBFHT

CHMP Fax Referral – PDF

Providers who are concerned about their patients with COVID-19 symptoms, and wish to refer them to the South Georgian Bay COVID Home Monitoring Program (CHMP), can visit the South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team website to book their patient for an appointment at our COVID-19, Cold and Flu Care Clinic (CCFCC). During the assessment at the CCFCC, the physician or nurse practitioner at the clinic will determine the patient’s risk of adverse outcomes from COVID-19 and whether to enroll them in the CHMP. 

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