COVID-19 Message
 
As you are aware, the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now present in Ontario. It is linked to travel to countries outside of Canada, including the USA and causes illness ranging from a mild cold to severe respiratory distress.
 
When the symptoms are MILD to MODERATE, it is impossible to differentiate from our common colds, cough and influenza. There is NO treatment for this illness in the MILD to MODERATE stage other than keeping hydrated and taking over the counter medication as needed.
 
Public Health Ontario is recommending that all persons with MILD-MODERATE viral symptoms should isolate themselves at home until their symptoms have completely resolved for at least 24 hours. PEOPLE WHO HAVE TRAVELED OUTSIDE OF CANADA NEED TO SELF-ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS AND MONITOR FOR SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19.
 

Should you develop more SEVERE symptoms such as Shortness of Breath or Dehydration, use your discretion as to which of the following is the best option for seeking treatment:
 
  •  CALL your family doctors office for further advice (613) 924-2623 if during operating hours
  •  CALL Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000
  •  CALL 911 and let the dispatcher know you have potential symptoms of COVID-19
  • VISIT your nearest Emergency Dept. and let them know you have used the COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool.  Do not attend the Hospital Emergency unless it is clear EMERGENCY! 
 
If you think you may have 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or that you may have been in close contact with someone else who has it use this self-assessment tool to help determine if you need to seek further medical care or require testing. 

Press link below to do a Self Assessment
https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/#q0



Weblinks to reliable Health Information

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Public Health Unit


https://healthunit.org/coronavirus/

Ministry of Health

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/2019_guidance.aspx

Public Health Ontario

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/

Government of Canada - Frequently Asked Questions


https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html#faq





 
  • Office Hours of Operation
 Monday 9:00 – 4:30
Tuesday 9:00 – 4:30    5:00 to 8:00 *
Wednesday 9:00 – 3:30  (Closed 3:30 - 4:30 Staff Huddle)   
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hursday 9:00 – 4:30    5:00 - 8:00 *
Friday 9:00 – 4:30
*Evening clinics are held on Tuesday & Thursday
(This is not a walk in clinic please call to schedule an appointment)


Office Closed during lunch between 12 and 1 & phones not answered between 12 and 1:30 

Our office serves those patients who are enrolled with a physician in our team.  

 

After Hours Medical Help

To obtain medical assistance outside of regular office hours, please call the Telephone Health Advisory Service (THAS) at 1-866-553-7205.


Contact Information

Address:  9 Wellington Street East, P.O. Box 99, Athens, ON K0E 1B0
Phone:  (613) 924-2623
Administration Fax:  (613) 924-2276
Clinical Fax: (613) 924-1737

Phones are answered between the hours of 9:00* to 12:00 and 1:30 to 4:00 
*exception on Wednesday that phones are not answered after 3:30 if staff huddle held

Please note - Due to the insecure nature of e-mail communication, we do not wish to use email as a means of communication with the public or patients for any of the following:
  • (i) regarding questions or issues of a medical nature;
  • (ii) to establish physician/patient relationships;
  • (iii) to book or cancel appointments; or
  • (iv) for inquiries regarding fees, services or similar matters.

E-mail communications regarding such matters will not be responded to and will be discarded unread. If you wish to contact us regarding medical questions or issues or with regard to appointments, accounts or other questions please do so by telephone, fax or regular mail in the manner set out above in this website.

Patient Contact Email Address: We will occasionally send out emails regarding generalized health information or preventative care information to patients.  If you have an email you would like us to have on file in your record please provide this to our reception staff.  Please note that when these emails are sent they are on a “do not reply” status.  If you have any questions or concerns about the information in the email kindly call or come into our office. 


Directions

  1. From the 401, take the Mallorytown exit.Turn north at the stop sign at the end of the exit, and then turn right at the next stop sign onto Highway 2. Take your first left onto County Road 5. County Road 5 will take you straight into Athens.
  2. From Brockville, take Highway 29 towards Smiths Falls. In Forthton, turn left onto County Road 42, which will take you to Main Street Athens.
  3. From Highway 15, take County Road 5 straight to Athens.
  4. From Smiths Falls, take Highway 29 towards Brockville. In Forthton, turn right onto County Road 42, which will take you straight into Athens.
  5. From Charleston, take Charleston Lake Road (County Road 40) into Athens.
  6. From Delta, take Highway 42 East into Athens.
  7. Turn North onto Henry St.
  8. The Athens District Health Service Centre is located on the corner of Henry St. and Wellington St.