The BC Health Officer has directed doctors across the province to cease all non-urgent family medical care at this time.
That leaves many people stranded without access to their medical doctor, even if they may have questions about an issue not related to COVID-19.
For Central Okanagan residents, one medical clinic is offering for these patients to check in with a doctor virtually.
The Westside Medical Clinic will offer up the service, which many people’s regular doctor’s office won’t be able to do.
“Virtual care for all non-urgent medical issues, including mental health, is the solution to today’s mandate of maintaining safe physical distancing,” said a release from the clinic.
“Many local clinics cannot offer this service because they do not have the technology in place to do so.”
The service won’t be available for patients seeking opioid drugs and any addictive substances.
If you would like to take advantage of this service, visit the clinic’s website to sign up for virtual care.