ELGIN MOBILE OUTREACH

The Needle Exchange Program (NEP) is part of Ontario’s harm reduction program and is offered by Southwestern Public Health to provide sterile, single use equipment to help prevent the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B. Our services are free and confidential.

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  • CALL 519-631-9900 ext. 1240 or Toll Free 1-800-922-0096

  • ANONYMOUS

  • CONFIDENTIAL

  • FREE

  • EVERY WEDNESDAY

  • WHAT IS OFFERED >needles, syringes and tips, crack and meth pipes, cookers,Naloxone, sharps disposal containers, harm reduction supplies, needle returns and disposal, sexual health teaching, condoms and lube



NO SHOW POLICY

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FRUSTRATED YOU CAN’T GET AN APPOINTMENT?

  • AT THIS CLINIC THERE WERE 7 MISSED APPOINTMENTS IN THE MONTH OF february FOR DR ROBINSON AND HER NURSE.

  • THIS IS AT LEAST 1.75 HOURS OF TIME LAST MONTH THAT WE COULD HAVE BEEN SEEING OTHER PATIENTS.

  • PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL TO THE STAFF AND OTHER PATIENTS AND CALL TO CANCEL IF YOU CANNOT MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT. GIVE ANOTHER PATIENT THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE SEEN.

  • YOU MAY RECEIVE A BILL FOR MISSED APPOINTMENTS WITHOUT REASONABLE NOTICE.

THE BILL IS FOR NOT CALLING, NOT FOR NOT COMING!

MEASLES OUTBREAK 2019

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Due to its highly contagious nature, the measles virus can spread easily in communities where children are NOT VACCINATED!

  • Canada could experience an outbreak similar to the states due to the low vaccination rates and highly contagious nature of the disease.

  • The Measles virus is so contagious in nature, that if someone was to be in a room coughing/sneezing, and an unvaccinated person were to enter the room within 2 hours, that person would be exposed.

  • Measles spreads through direct contact or through the air.

  • Symptoms range from fever, cough and rash to more serious, life threatening complications including blindness, inflammation of the brain and pneumonia.

  • Children are most susceptible.

  • According to the World Health Organization, before the introduction of the vaccine in 1963, the virus caused 2.6 million deaths every year.

  • Canada has been free of endemic measles since 1998, and has now been introduced again since exposure to persons who have not been vaccinated.

  • Only 2 provinces in Canada, require children to have updated vaccination records to enter school, and they are Ontario and New Brunswick.

    **above information from Globe and Mail article posted Feb 11, 2019


OFFICE CLOSURE FEB12

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****UPDATE****

THE OFFICE WILL REMAIN CLOSED TODAY DUE TO FREEZING RAIN AND ROAD CONDITIONS. ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE CANCELLED.

WE WANT TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR PATIENTS AND STAFF.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.


GOOD MORNING

TO INFORM OF OFFICE CLOSURE THIS MORNING DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

WE WILL BE REASSESS LATER THIS MORNING

IF YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY FEBRUARY 12, 2019…..WE ARE CLOSED THIS MORNING

NO SHOW POLICY


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FRUSTRATED YOU CAN’T GET AN APPOINTMENT?

  • AT THIS CLINIC THERE WERE 10 MISSED APPOINTMENTS IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER FOR DR ROBINSON AND HER NURSE.

  • THIS IS AT LEAST 2.5 HOURS OF TIME LAST MONTH THAT WE COULD HAVE BEEN SEEING OTHER PATIENTS.

  • PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL TO THE STAFF AND OTHER PATIENTS AND CALL TO CANCEL IF YOU CANNOT MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT. GIVE ANOTHER PATIENT THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE SEEN.

  • YOU MAY RECEIVE A BILL FOR MISSED APPOINTMENTS WITHOUT REASONABLE NOTICE.

THE BILL IS FOR NOT CALLING, NOT FOR NOT COMING!