WE ARE ESSENTIAL SERVICES: OPEN FOR ONSITE ACU, CHIRO, FST, MASSAGE & PHYSIO
At MCA Wellness Clinic, nothing is more important than the health of our patient community. As the COVID-19 situation evolves we are continually monitoring and adjusting our protocols to adhere to the recommendations from Public Health, WHO, CDC as well as our individual Professional Regulating Bodies.
As a health care clinic we are deemed ESSENTIAL SERVICES and can REMAIN OPEN following the Ministry of Health in their Directive 2. In alignment with this, our regulatory bodies have given similar notice and we are to continue to follow these very thorough directives detailing how to safely practice.
Our practice puts the health and safety of our patients and staff as our top priority, we will continue to be open for ACUPUNCTURE, CHIROPRACTIC CARE, FST, MASSAGE THERAPY AND PHYSIOTHERAPY as we have all measures in place to protect you and will continue to adhere to changes put forth by the Ministry of Health and our Regulatory Bodies.
At this time the remaining professions that can conduct video sessions remotely, will be available for these (in particular Naturopathy). As soon as we hear from their respective regulatory bodies we will update this statement.
We will be continuously evaluating and closely monitoring the situation. We value your patience during this difficult time and encourage everyone to stay safe and healthy as directed by Health Canada.
If you have any questions please feel free to email Erin.DC@MChiro.ca or call the clinic at 416-690-2888.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Erin L. Marjerrison
MCA Wellness Clinic
We are continually monitoring and adjusting our protocols to adhere to the recommendations from Public Health, World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as our individual Professional Regulating Bodies.
Additional measures are we taking to help protect you.
1. Screening; Active and Passive Screening for COVID-19 is in place as it pertains to the "case description" put out by Public Health. While this is no longer mandatory we ask that if you are feeling unwell you remain home until you recover.
2. Hand Hygiene; Washing our hands regularly and thoroughly (hand sanitizer as a second option). As always, this will be to the highest standards.
3. Cleaning and Disinfecting as per the Infection and Prevention Control Documents by Public Health will be strictly adhered to; focusing on high touch areas, door handles, kids’ area, tables with special attention to the head pieces. Deep clean regularly.
4. Physical Distancing; modifying the schedule to make sure there are fewer people in the clinic at one time. Barrier in place at reception. Please check your appointment start times carefully as things will be a little different with the scheduling of patients to allow for physical distancing and cleaning.
5. Use of PPE; the Provincial Mask Mandate has been lifted. Mask wearing will now be optional for patients and staff. If you would like your practitioner to don a mask please let them know.
What you can do.
1. If you are sick, please stay home and recover.
2. Please fill out the active screening survey prior to coming in for your appointment or call the clinic to go over it.
3. If you are here and you cough, or sneeze please do so in your sleeve.
4. Please practice good hand hygiene.
5. It is now optional to wear a face covering.
For further information we encourage everyone to monitor and follow protocols set up by these organizations. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 that require immediate self-isolation and, if eligible, COVID-19 testing include:
• Fever (temperature of 37.8°C/100.0°F or greater) and/or chills
• Cough (that is new or worsening (e.g. continuous, more than usual if chronic cough) including croup (barking cough, making a whistling noise when breathing) o Not related to other known causes or conditions for which current symptoms do not represent a flare-up/exacerbation related to infection (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
• Shortness of breath (dyspnea, out of breath, unable to breathe deeply, wheeze, that is worse than usual if chronically short of breath) o Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., chronic heart failure, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
• Decrease or loss of smell or taste o Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., nasal polyps, allergies, neurological disorders)
Two or more of the following symptoms of COVID-19 require immediate self-isolation and, if eligible, COVID-19 testing include:
• Extreme fatigue, lethargy, or malaise (general feeling of being unwell, lack of energy, extreme tiredness) that is unusual or unexplained o Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., depression, insomnia, thyroid dysfunction, anemia, malignancy, receiving a COVID-19 or flu vaccine in the past 48 hours)
• Muscle aches or joint pain that are unexplained, unusual, or long-lasting Version 9.0 January 4, 2022 o Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., fibromyalgia, receiving a COVID19 or flu vaccine in the past 48 hours)
• Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea o Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g. transient vomiting due to anxiety in children, chronic vestibular dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, side effect of medication)
• Sore throat (painful swallowing or difficulty swallowing) o Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., post nasal drip, gastroesophageal reflux)
• Rhinorrhea or nasal congestion (runny nose or stuffy nose) o Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., returning inside from the cold, chronic sinusitis unchanged from baseline, seasonal allergies)
• Headache that is new and persistent, unusual, unexplained, or long-lasting o Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., tension-type headaches, chronic migraines, receiving a COVID-19 or flu vaccine in the last 48 hours)
Other symptoms that may be associated with COVID-19 and should be monitored, include:
• Abdominal pain that is persistent or ongoing o Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., menstrual cramps, gastroesophageal reflux disease)
• Conjunctivitis (pink eye) o Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., blepharitis, recurrent styes)
• Decreased or lack of appetite o For young children and not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., anxiety, constipation)