Students can access health services on campus and remotely this fall

With COVID-19 restrictions in place, Algonquin College’s Health Services will stay open to students for both in-person and remote services in the fall 2020 semester. “The on-site doctor is available for patients who need to be seen in person,” said Susan McGarry, a front desk clerk. “So if a female student needs a pap smear, […]
Photo: Julien St-Jean
If students need health care, they can seek it on campus or remotely.

With COVID-19 restrictions in place, Algonquin College’s Health Services will stay open to students for both in-person and remote services in the fall 2020 semester.

“The on-site doctor is available for patients who need to be seen in person,” said Susan McGarry, a front desk clerk. “So if a female student needs a pap smear, they can still get that.”

A handful of other doctors are working from home this year and will be available for virtual appointments.

“Our doctors are using a Telus video conferencing software to connect with patients,” said McGarry.

The software allows for fast interaction to make doctor-patient communication secure and reliable.

Changes are also in place for prescriptions.

Instead of up a paper prescription as they might have done in the past, medicine renewals are now done through the phone to the pharmacy. A student should call a pharmacy directly, and the pharmacist will send a digital requisition to the doctor for approval.

“If a student with asthma needs a refill on his or her inhaler, they would do it this way,” McGarry explained.

If a patient is in need of new or changing medicine, the doctor will “call it in” and place an order directly to a pharmacy.

“We also try to have students do their blood work at a separate lab now,” said McGarry.

The doors to the clinic will remain closed to walk-in patients. Students are instructed to call 613.727.4723 ext. 7222 for appointments.

Algonquin Times on Instagram
Algonquin Times podcast
Algonquin Times horoscopes
Follow Algonquin Times on Instagram
Follow Algonquin Times on Instagram
Algonquin Times podcast
Algonquin Times on Instagram
Algonquin Times horoscopes

Sections

Algonquin Times podcast
Algonquin Times horoscopes
Algonquin Times on Instagram
Follow Algonquin Times on Instagram
Algonquin Times on Instagram
Algonquin Times podcast
Follow Algonquin Times on Instagram
Algonquin Times horoscopes

Stay Informed

Sign up for our newsletter

You have been subscribed. Thank you!