RAINVILLE FOOT HEALTH IS OPEN FOR EMERGENCY VISITS
LIMIT YOUR EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 BY AVOIDING THE HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT FOR SUSPECTED FOOT FRACTURES, INFECTIONS AND DIABETIC FOOT COMPLICATIONS.
WHY ARE WE OPEN AND WHO CAN SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
The Executive of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario met following the Government of Ontario ordering mandatory closure of all Non-Essential businesses to fight the spread of COVID-19. The Executive confirmed that Health Care Professionals, including Chiropodists and Podiatrists providing emergency care, are deemed to be ESSENTIAL. The Government of Ontario has now effectively directed the closure of community-based offices except for emergency treatment. Each Member in private practice must first determine if their patient’s situation is really an emergency.
WHAT IS A FOOT HEALTH EMERGENCY?
A foot health emergency is a foot condition that could jeopardize or worsen your general health and would under normal conditions cause you to seek medical attention. Our providers can evaluate, provide emergency foot care treatments, and when necessary provide walking casts and prescribe oral antibiotics and non-opioid pain medications.
WHAT CASES ARE CONSIDERED AN EMERGENCY:
Any patient who has a medical condition which predisposes them to infection or amputation should keep in close contact with us. You should schedule an emergency visit if any of the following applies to you:
IN STOCK SUPPLIES:
IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE ABOVE FOOT HEALTH EMERGENCIES CONTACT RAINVILLE FOOT HEALTH BY EMAIL IMMEDIATELY email@example.com A MEMBER OF OUR FOOT HEALTH TEAM WILL PERSONALLY RESPOND TO YOUR EMAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO SCHEDULE AN EMERGENCY VISIT.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
Is it safe to go to Rainville Foot Health during the COVID-19 crisis?
In short, the answer is YES. Due to Covid-19 it is necessary to minimize all visits to your Family Doctor’s office or the emergency department; this is why at Rainville Foot Health we are prepared to see emergency foot health clients in our office to keep you out of the emergency department. Rainville Foot Health follows all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of covid-19 recommended by Health Canada and The College of Chiropodists of Ontario. All clients will be screened 3 times before being allowed into the clinic. Screenings will occur by telephone prior to the appointment, at the front door before being allowed into the clinic and with signage outside of the clinic and at reception. Only 1 client will be allowed in the clinic at a time to maintain social distancing. The waiting room is closed and all clients will wait in their cars until they are called into the clinic by Rainville Foot Health staff. All staff and clients will be equipped with a mask and hand sanitizer and all staff will wear appropriate personal protective equipment including gloves, gown and N95 mask. All treatment areas, reception and equipment used are disinfected between each client visit.
How can you help me if I think I have a foot health emergency?
Our Chiropodists are trained to deal with foot health emergencies on a daily basis. We are equipped to treat all types of foot health emergencies. If a foot fracture is suspected we are able to provide you with a walking cast on site. If an infection is suspected we are able to provide a prescription for antibiotics without having to go to emergency or see your family doctor. If a foreign body or ingrown toe nail is present we are able to provide immediate treatment to clear the foreign body or nail spike as well as provide local anaesthesia or surgical removal on site if required.
How do I make an emergency appointment?
To make an emergency appointment: CONTACT RAINVILLE FOOT HEALTH BY EMAIL IMMEDIATELY firstname.lastname@example.org A MEMBER OF OUR FOOT HEALTH TEAM WILL PERSONALLY RESPOND TO YOUR EMAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. A TELEPHONE SCREENING WILL BE ARRANGED AND AN EMERGENCY VISIT WILL BE SCHEDULED IF REQUIRED.
What do I do if I have foot concern but it’s not an emergency?
During the COVID-19 crisis; our team is available for telephone and video consultation to help you regarding all of your foot health concerns. You can contact our team via email email@example.com and a member of our team will contact you to arrange a video or telephone consultation to discuss your foot health concern and give you advice and a management plan to help you stay mobile and feel better during the COVID-19 crisis.