A new clinic in Smithers is offering services to high-risk, non-emergency patients, COVID-19-positive patients.
Services include in-person assessments, home visits and primary care for non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
Eight Smithers family physicians partnered with Northern Health and the Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice to establish the clinic.
They are: Dr. Matthew, Dr. Wouter Morkel, Dr. Flora Barnard, Dr. Karin Blouw, Dr. Nicole Froese, Dr. Marlowe Haskins, Dr. Kate Niethammer and Dr. Sheila Smith.
Prospective patients of all ages from around the Smithers area require a referral from a family doctor, nurse practitioner, Bulkley Valley District Hospital, Northern Health primary care interprofessional teams, mobile outreach teams, Aboriginal patient liaison, or 8-1-1 (HealthLink BC).
Individuals who suspect they may have COVID-19 are encouraged to contact Northern Health Virtual Clinic and Info Line (844-645-7811) or primary care provider to be assessed for testing.