Stonechurch Family Health Centre
At Stonechurch Family Health Centre (SFHC), 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 19,000 patients!
We’re always here for you and are excited to have you as part of the SFHC family!
Dear Stonechurch Patients,
We hope you had a safe holiday season and a happy new year!
Over the next few weeks, Stonechurch will continue to be open to provide access for our patients. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, headaches, fatigue, joint pains, nausea/vomiting), we will be offering you a virtual assessment first to determine the best next steps. We can also offer you a virtual appointment to discuss the latest recommendations for self-isolation if you have been exposed.
For your information, please feel free to download the latest algorithms for diagnosing COVID-19 based on symptoms alone, as well as recommendations for self-isolation after a high-risk contact. Hamilton Public Health (https://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus) remains your go-to guide for the most up to date information on vaccines, testing criteria and booking, as well as isolation recommendations.
To ensure that Stonechurch can respond to all our patients in a timely fashion, we will be prioritizing appointment spots for those that require an urgent clinician assessment within 24-48 hours. For all other appointment reasons, we will do our best to book these in the future with the clinician of your choice.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to respond!
Stonechurch Family Health Centre
COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet (pediatric)
Some helpful information regarding the vaccine is found at the following websites:
For patient resources about COVID-19, visit HFAM.ca
City of Hamilton: Coronavirus
Government of Canada: What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for Canada
Government of Ontario: COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ontario
OCEAN Secure Messaging for Stonechurch Family Health Centre Patients
Stonechurch Family Health Centre is now offering secure online messaging between patients and their healthcare provider using OCEAN software. All information communicated using OCEAN will be saved to your Electronic Medical Record (EMR). To get started, please visit the below link to set up an account:
**NOTE** This upload portal is not a method of booking or requesting appointments. The portal is meant to ensure the confidentiality of patient information during digital transfer. It is the patient’s responsibility to call and book an appointment (if required) to address the content of any uploaded document. Please be aware that forms may take up to 1 month to be completed.
Please note that your healthcare provider will not routinely see your answers [to medical forms] until the time of your next appointment. If you have an urgent medical problem, please contact Stonechurch Family Health Centre at 905-575-1300 or proceed to the nearest emergency department.
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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