Our Clinic + COVID-19
Prioritizing your health and safety is important to us.
At the Victoria East Medical Clinic, we care about our patients and their safety. During this time, with the global COVID-19 pandemic, we are making changes to how our clinic operates. Services that we provide to our patients are being modified to balance and maintain patient and staff safety with healthcare accessibility.
We continue to prioritize patient safety which is why we've added a COVID 19 vaccination policy for our doctors and staff.
What we're doing to keep patients safe
Because the residents of Saskatchewan have done well with hand-washing and physical-distancing, our province is able to gradually re-expand in-person health care services. Unless patients screen positive for COVID 19 symptoms or exposures, we are asking patients to schedule in person appointments. Patients will be screened prior to entry into the clinic. To avoid crowding patients are asked to bring as few support people and family members in with them as possible. We are limiting numbers of patients in our waiting room and bringing people directly into exam rooms once they are cleaned.
The walk-in clinic remains open for all people to use. However, patients must call to register instead of coming in person. Walk-in appointments will take place in person or over the phone. Patients who screen positive or any COVID 19 symptoms or exposures will be offered a virtual appointment. The evening walk-in clinic registration opens at 4:30 pm for patients of the clinic, and at 4:45 pm for out-of-clinic patients. The weekend walk-in clinic hours vary. Please check Medi-map.ca, or call us at (306) 789-4677.
Every person who comes into the clinic will be screened by our staff for COVID-19 symptoms or exposures. Once you are screened, one of our staff will take you to the appropriate department or examination room.
We have committed ourselves to sanitizing our clinic more often and more thoroughly. We regularly receive updates on the latest news, information, and recommendations on COVID-19 so that we can stay current with our understandings of the pandemic, and how to best protect our staff, physicians, and patients.
How to get tested for COVID-19
Regina has a COVID-19 testing site that patients can be referred to if they feel that they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Please check the Saskatchewan.ca website for the most up to date testing recommendations and criteria. Patients can call 811 to be referred to the COVID-19 testing site.
Saskatchewan Government website for information on the COVID-19 vaccine, guidelines and screening tools: