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!
It is with a very heavy heart that we are sharing the tragic news of the sudden passing of our friend and colleague, Dr. Ainsley Moore.
Dr. Moore has been an integral part of our clinic for many years and will be missed immensely. Her many contributions as a family doctor, as a teacher, as an advocate for the care of the elderly and women’s health, and as a scholar reach far beyond our clinic walls, and her loss will be deeply felt across our community and far beyond.
We realize that this information will come as a significant shock to many, particularly to those members of our patient community who have been receiving medical care from Dr. Moore. We are working diligently to ensure that all aspects of your medical care are continued in a seamless fashion by the team. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your team to discuss any questions or concerns.
We will post further information as it becomes available.
Important notice for patients who received AstraZeneca Vaccine through primary care offices in Hamilton from March 10-28, 2021
Hamilton Primary Care, including the family practices listed below, are hosting clinics from June 10 to June 23 at David Braley Health Sciences Centre (100 Main Street W, Hamilton) to offer second doses of AstraZeneca to eligible individuals who received their first dose between March 10 and March 28.
This clinic will operate via booked appointments only.
KEY DETAILS – PLEASE READ
Before booking your appointment, please have a look at the date of your first vaccine appointment and book your second appointment at around 12 weeks from that date. It is also important to note that choosing an alternate vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for your second dose is now permitted. Information on this option and how to access an alternate vaccine for your second dose can be found through this link: Second Dose Guidance
When you are ready to book your appointment click this link and follow the instructions:
CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT
Clinic location: David Braley Health Sciences Centre
Dates: Thursday June 10 to Wednesday June 23
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 pm-6:30pm, Sat and Sun 8:30am-3:30pm
Before coming to the clinic
Eligible patients should review this important information from the Ministry of Health to help make their informed decisions about whether or not to proceed with the second dose of Astra Zeneca COVID19 vaccine at this point in time.
For patients who received AstraZeneca after March 28, 2021
If you received your first dose of Astra Zeneca after March 28th, you are not yet eligible to receive your second dose. Further information about appointment availability for your second doses will be coming soon.
We have included some additional information which may help answer additional questions. As always, we encourage everyone to discuss specific questions and health concerns with their primary care provider.
Participating Family Practices:
Compass Community Health Centre
McMaster Family Practice
Core Care Family Health Team
Primary Care Physicians at the Port Authority
Crown Point Family Health Centre
Red Hill Medical Group
Harvard Square Medical Group
Rosedale Medical Group
Hamilton Community Health Centre
Stonechurch Family Health Centre
We do not know when the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for us to provide to our patients here at Stonechurch Family Health Centre. We expect it will be in fall 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:
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
Intersections between biomedicine and traditional knowledge and medicines
What is the role of Western biomedicine and Indigenous traditional knowledge and medicines in supporting health and wellbeing? Some of our Indigenous colleagues participated in a Fireside Chat to discuss this topic as part of a series called Maad’ookiing Mshkiki — Sharing Medicine. This project was designed to address the lack of culturally safe and relevant education materials for Indigenous people about vaccination.
In the latest release, Dr. Karen Hill, Dr. Amy Montour, Elva Jamieson, and Ashley Montour speak about how they use both approaches in their respective practices. Drs. Hill and Montour are Indigenous physicians and DFM faculty members, Elva Jamieson is a traditional medicine practitioner, and Ashley Montour is an Indigenous registered practical nurse. Watch the video on the Maad’ookiing Mshkiki YouTube channel.
To accompany the video, the project team developed materials that provide information on a variety of ways to support immune function, including singing, spending time outdoors and drumming. You can find resources on the virtual hub or download graphics to share on social media. The virtual hub also contains previous fireside chats covering topics such as vaccine hesitancy, what is COVID-19 and how the vaccines work.
We are grateful to our Indigenous colleagues for sharing their knowledge and encourage you to share with your network. Follow @SharingMedicine on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag #sharingmedicine.
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.
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