A couple of months ago we announced that, starting this June, we would be rolling out a new format of providing service here at Quinte Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. One of the changes included returning to 100 Station Street full time, which we’ve done and from what we’ve been hearing, you’re glad we’re back!
Another change that we’re getting off the ground is the addition of a new Day Treatment Clinic to our repertoire of services. Here’s how it works:
The Clinic has two distinct arms of care. The first arm is designed to see kids and teens that have recently been discharged from a hospital stay and are in need of medical follow-up. Patients who were recently in the hospital (including Sick Kids, CHEO, etc.) can contact our office or come in to be seen without needing a referral from a physician five days a week, effective immediately.
The second arm is a specific clinic that operates on Mondays for kids and teens in the community in need of same-day medical care. This Day Clinic is open to patients experiencing new illness such as fever, difficulties with breathing, diarrhea, etc. (basically something that isn’t an obvious emergency but that you might otherwise go to the ER for if your regular health care provider was not available).
This service isn’t meant to replace the role of your family doctor or nurse practitioner. Instead, it’s there to serve those who either don’t have a family physician or are temporarily unable to access their regular health care provider (i.e. If your doctor’s office is closed for vacation).
Please keep in mind that the Monday Day Clinic isn’t intended for persistent issues (i.e. constipation, lingering coughs – anything that has been hanging around for longer than the weekend) or as a second opinion from your regular health care provider. Intake will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.
As always, we want the kids and teens in our community to be healthy and happy. So, if your family needs us, the Day Treatment Clinic is here to help!