Byron Family Medical Centre
December 15th, 2020 - COVID Vaccine
We understand many of you are eager to receive the COVID vaccine, recently approved for use in Canada. We continue to wait for direction from our government and health unit in regards to it's distribution and who currently qualifies for administration. At this point in time, there is no waitlist for the vaccine.
We will continue to provide updates and information when the become available.
December 8th, 2020 - Virtual Appointments
Due to rising numbers in the community, BFMC will re-adopt a primarily virtual (phone) appointment format. BFMC, as always prioritizes the safety of our patients and our staff. We will continue to provide exceptional care through this virtual delivery.
Moving forward we ask that you call (519-472-9670) and make a telephone appointment, where we will address your medical concern. From here, the provider will decide if it is medically necessary to bring you into clinic for an in person appointment. We strive to reduce potential exposures where ever possible.
We are dedicated to serving you, our patients, as best as we can. At no point should you feel abandon. We continue to offer our patients after-hours services. After-hours services are for medical issues that can not wait until the next business day. To access after-hours services - call our main line (519-472- 9670)
BFMC continues to adhere to public health guidelines to prioritize your safety when you visit the clinic.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
November 27th, 2020 - Annual Toy Drive
BFMC is pleased to announce that will continue to participate in The Salvation Army's annual toy drive. In adherence with COVID safety guideline we will place your generous donations in isolation before they are taken to a Salvation Army drop-off point.
November 2nd, 2020 - Influenza Vaccine Update
We continue to wait for our next order of influenza vaccines from the Middlesex London Health Unit.
We would encourage you to contact your local pharmacy for information on their ability to provide the influenza vaccine.
Thank you for your patience
October 22, 2020 - Influenza vaccine update
Unfortunately, our supply of vaccine has run out due to high demand. We have ordered more vaccine from Public Health although they did not give us any estimate of it's arrival. We will post a message here once we have it again.
Please check any pharmacies in your area for the vaccine. We encourage you to get the influenza vaccine.
October 7, 2020 - Influenza "flu" vaccine has arrived!
Our clinic, along with other pharmacies, have received a limited influenza vaccine supply from our public health unit. Part of that supply is a smaller amount of the "senior" (high dose) influenza vaccine that is encouraged to be used for those over 65. Unfortunately, with that short supply, we do not have anymore "senior" doses available. Pharmacies may have them. We are fully recommending that you receive ANY influenza vaccine available. We are anticipating a second shipment in November.
If you would like an influenza vaccine from our centre, please call to book an appointment.
If you have any questions, please contact your team nurse.
September 16, 2020 - Influenza "flu" vaccine for this fall/winter 2020
We are anticipating that the influenza vaccine will be available after Thanksgiving Monday Oct 12. We will be posting more information here as it becomes available.
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August, 2020 - Updates
We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.
Our appointments continue to be a mix of in person and virtual (phone or video). The pandemic has enabled us to start using virtual appointments. The future will always be a mix of in-person and virtual appointments. This should provide the upmost convenience for our patients. We ask that if you come to our centre, please bring your own mask otherwise one will be supplied. We are no longer asking that you call from the car when you arrive BUT please arrive closer to your appointment time to reduce the number of patients waiting at reception and waiting in our waiting room. We are staggering our appointments to help reduce the number of patients at any one time in our centre.
Most of our staff is working at the centre with the remaining working from home. Those who are working in centre are wearing masks and eye protection as per hospital requirements. In addition, strict cleaning protocols are followed after each patient visit.
We are dedicated to serving you, our patients, as best as we can. At no point should you feel abandon. Please call our centre (519-472-9670) if you are a patient of our centre and have medical concerns. Remember that we have after-hours services available as well. You would just call the same number if you feel your medical issue can't wait until the next business day.
Please do not show up without an appointment. As well, we ask that if you are coming to your appointment at centre, please come alone (if possible) or have your family member wait in your vehicle.
Please continue to call your pharmacy with any medication renewals. They send us your request, we review it and in most cases send a communication back to the pharmacy to renew that medication. This process usually takes one business day with a max of two days. We ask that you plan ahead so that you are not down to your last pill. The pharmacies have asked us to tell you that they will call once the medication is ready. Definitely, call the pharmacy if you requested a medication renewal and no one has called you back over two business days.
Thank you for understanding and stay safe.