COVID-19 UPDATE

We know this is a challenging time right now.

Safety protocols

We are so grateful that we can open our doors again continue to offer you the treatments you love and enjoy so much administered by the team you know and trust  

Here are just a few of the safety protocols we have implemented in anticipation of our reopening:

All of our patients will receive an email document prior to their appointments asking them for a health declaration. We will also request that all new patients complete their medical history and consent forms prior to their appointment day to facilitate a quick entry into the treatment room upon arrival. 

You will be asked to input your credit card information if you are paying that way to facilitate the least amount of time spent at reception prior to and after your appointment. You may also pay with E transfer. Payment will be taken in treatment room  

We are scheduling appointments to allow for no more than 2 socially distanced patients at a time in reception. We are also allowing enough time after each appointment to disinfect the room in preparation for the next patient.

We request that patients not be accompanied by children, friends or relatives. We also ask that you arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment.

We request that patients arrive with their own face mask. Should you forget your face mask we will provide you with one. You will be asked to use hand sanitizer we provide upon arrival and exit  

Treatment rooms will be sanitized and disinfected before after each patient with hospital grade disinfectant solution. Our doctors and clinicians will wear protective wear at all times.

Your safety is our priority and we will do our best to make everything feel as secure and normal as possible. If you are still unsure about any of our safety protocols or whether you should be coming in or not, please do not hesitate to contact us with any of your questions or concerns. Our staff is here to guide and reassure you.

We encourage you to stay informed and to get your information from accredited sources:

B.C. Centre for Disease Control - Novel Coronavirus (Available in Chinese, Punjabi and Persian)

B.C. Ministry of HealthHealth Canada 

Do you have Questions about COVID-19?

Please click the link below:

 Common Questions about COVID-19 from health link BC

Have you been travelling? Been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19? Have you been told to Self-isolate? 

Please see the links below to help answer some of these questions:


I have been told to self isolate. Now what? 

I have been asked to self monitor? Here is a Self monitoring tracking sheet by the BC CDC. 

Do I need to get tested? Are you high risk? Answer the Questions below. 

Testing may be available for those with;

o   symptoms (e.g. fever, cough, or difficulty breathing)o   history of travel

o   have had close physical and prolonged contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19.

 

 —> Call your 8-1-1 or your health care professional regarding testing if you are considered high risk. If you have severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath or chest pain dial 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency department.  

If you have general questions about COVID-19 and cannot find them online or do not have access to these sites; call this hotline, which can be reached at 1-888-COVID19 or 1-888-268-4319, between 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, for the latest information on travel recommendations, social distancing, and supports and resources available from the provincial and federal governments.  

Health Canada also has a designated information line for the novel coronavirus: 1-833-784-4397. 

Please note: This information is not intended to treat or diagnose but here to educate and inform. CHC does NOT provide testing for COVID-19 and would recommend you contact 8-1-1 or your family doctor ahead of time if you are worried about being high risk or have symptoms to inquire about further testing.

If you have any other questions at this time, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be seeing you online!

Be sure to check us out on our social media platforms for sources of information, education and fun!

Yours in health and happiness, 

- The Skin Focus Team