COVID, Cold, and Flu Care Clinics open in Niagara region

COVID, Cold, and Flu Care Clinics open in Niagara region

Partnering members of the Niagara Ontario Health Team-Équipe Santé Ontario Niagara (NOHT-ÉSON), namely primary care providers and Niagara Health, are opening five COVID, Cold, and Flu Care Clinics (CCFCCs) across the region starting Thursday, December 8. Health-care professionals at the CCFCCs are equipped to test, assess, and provide treatment for people with COVID-19 and other cold and flu-like illnesses.

“If a person has symptoms of a respiratory illness, they are encouraged to call their primary care provider as the first option for guidance and care,” said Dr. Darija Vujosevic, Primary Care Clinical Lead for the NOHT-ÉSON. “However, if a person does not have a primary care provider or their symptoms are worsening, they should reach out, book an appointment at a CCFCC, and we can determine next steps. These clinics are an important resource for Niagara area families during this COVID, cold and flu season. Of course, should someone develop severe symptoms, they are urged go to their nearest emergency department or call 9-1-1.”

The following is a list of CCFCCs and their hours of operation:

Niagara Health – Opens December 9
Niagara Falls site – 5546 Portage Road, Niagara Falls Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

All appointments for the Niagara Health CCFCC must be booked by calling 905-378-4647, ext. 41985. The Niagara Health CCFCC will be closed on statutory holidays.

All appointments for the primary care CCFCCs must be booked by calling 289-267-2879. Primary care CCFCCs will be closed on statutory holidays.

Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara – Opens December 10
Vanier site – 1 Vanier Drive, Welland Saturday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Niagara North Family Health Team – Opens December 8
Carlton site – 145 Carlton Street, Unit 7, St. Catharines Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Niagara North Family Health Team – Opens December 8
Virgil site – 1882 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake Thursday – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Quest Community Health Centre – Opens December 8
145 Queenston Street, St. Catharines
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In addition to visiting a primary care provider, a CCFCC, or the emergency department, Niagara residents are reminded that they can access Health Connect Ontario’s assessment tool, visit UrgentCareOntario.ca for an online appointment, or stop by a walk-in clinic. Niagara Health has also prepared Know Your Options, a resource that outlines when and where to access care.

A complete list of health care options and frequently asked questions are available by visiting www.noht-eson.ca/ccfcc.