McMaster Family Practice
At McMaster Family Practice (MFP), we are a team of over 90 health care providers dedicated to the health and wellness of you and your family. We are one of three clinics within the McMaster Family Health Team.
As a teaching clinic, we providing training to new family doctors and other health professionals. We’re also always researching the newest ways to provide the best care to our 20,000+ patients!
We’re always here for you and are excited to have you as part of the MFP family!
February 26, 2021
COVID19 VACCINATION NOW AVAILABLE FOR PATIENTS 85 YEARS AND OLDER
We received important information from the City of Hamilton today about COVID19 vaccination for Hamilton residents 85 years and older.
With the current vaccine supply, vaccination can begin at last for our patients who are 85 years and older. Those 80 to 84 years of age will become eligible over the coming weeks.
To quickly begin scheduling appointments, those who are 85 years + in this calendar year and live in Hamilton and who have received care at a Hamilton hospital or a Hamilton hospital clinic over the past six months will be contacted by the hospital with an appointment time beginning today.
If you are 85 years or older, have NOT received care at a Hamilton hospital or a Hamilton hospital clinic over the past six months, and would like to register for a vaccine, please call the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7. PLEASE NOTE – CALL VOLUME IS VERY HIGH ON THIS PHONE LINE SO PLEASE BE PATIENT AND KEEP TRYING.
A number of clinic sites are being set up:
On March 1st, the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) West 5th COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will begin to vaccinate adults 85 years of age and older.
Beginning March 3rd, the Hamilton Public Health Services mobile clinic will be setting up pop-up vaccination clinics.
The following locations are being planned:
Winona: Saltfleet Community Centre
Glanbrook/Mount Hope: Municipal Service Centre
Ancaster: Ancaster Rotary Club
Dundas: Dundas Community Centre
Waterdown/Flamborough: Harry Howell Arena
Additional clinic sites within neighbourhoods disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 –final sites to be announced in coming days.
These are all by appointment only clinics, walk-ins are not permitted. It’s important to note, when being contacted for an appointment, you will NOT be asked for your healthcard number, social insurance number, or credit card number.
Vaccinations are free of charge.
For our patients to whom the above does not apply:
You may hear about Hamilton receiving some doses of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine in the coming weeks, but these doses will be provided to our most vulnerable populations first, such as staff and residents in long-term care. We do not know when the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for us to provide to our patients here at McMaster Family Practice. We expect it will be in late spring 2021 and will update our website and social media accounts as more information becomes available.
Some helpful information regarding the vaccine is found at the following websites:
Government of Canada: What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for Canada
Government of Ontario: COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ontario
City of Hamilton: Coronavirus
The McMaster Family Health Team is Offering Appointments via Video!
Did you know that the McMaster Family Health Team is now offering appointments via video to all patients using a secure, easy-to-use platform?
A video visit allows you to talk online to your healthcare provider using video chat – all from the safety, comfort and convenience of your own home using your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Many of the appointments booked with your healthcare provider can be scheduled as a video visit. You can request a video visit when you call the clinic to book your appointment.
Here is what some patients have said about their video visits:
– “I feel this platform is long overdue. It is very convenient and saves time, transportation and parking fees. Also provides better time management- no wasted time in the waiting room!”
– “I found it useful and would love this as an alternative especially in poor weather. “
– “I am completely satisfied with this process. I hope it continues even when COVID-19 is no longer an issue. I like it.”
– “One of the positive outcomes of this COVID is additional accessibility with virtual appts, which previously weren’t available when I was bedridden & inquired last Dec. I’m hoping you’ll continue to keep it as an appt option in the future. Thank you so much!”
– “The link was very easy to hook up to. Very pleasant experience.”
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Please review the below documents for information on self-isolation and self-monitoring for coronavirus. For more information, please see our most recent updates on COVID-19.
If you have a fever and/or new onset of cough or difficulty breathing
In the 14 days before symptom onset, you have:
•been to a COVID-19 impacted area, or
•you have been in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, or
•you have been in close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has been to a COVID-19 impacted area
please call your family physician’s office.
To contact your physician at McMaster Family Practice, please call 905-546-9885.
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