BC COVID-19 Physician & Administrator Resources

  1. List of fax numbers for pharmacies in Lower Mainland. 

  2. List of fax numbers for lifelabs in Lower Mainland. 

  3. Patient Handouts, Health Notices & Signs.

  4. Telemedicine Consent Forms Examples with Elicare. You can use this for your patients. 

  5. For Employers: Temporary wage subsidy (10% of your wages will go to deduct your federal and CCP remittances to CRA).You will need to talk to your accountant but this can potentially save doctor-employers. 

  6. For your Staff: If you are cutting hours or going on EI, they can visit this website for more help: There is additional funding available to people being laid off or taking EI during this crisis.

  7. Telemedicine Platforms (Free & Paid versions):

    1. Doxy.me: ​

      1. Pros: Simple to use, no app required, inexpensive ($0 -$50/month) , can send files (PDFs) to patients with paid version. 

      2. Cons: No patient registration, no scheduling will require MOA support for scheduling. Recent over-use users have reported latency issues. Not crystal clear for HD video requirements. 

    2. Zoom:

      1. Similar to Doxy, ​similar products like Google Hangout can achieve the same thing.

      2. Each patient will need to get a link to join.

      3. Needs MOA support. 

      4. Free

    3. Medeo:

      1. Has patient scheduling and registration. Limited integration with EMRs.​

      2. Monthly subscription fee. 

    4. Mediseen:

      1. Has SMS reminders, ​

      2. Free during COVID

      3. No integration with BC EMR's but can provide robust scheduling system.

    5. Do you have suggestions? Email us to update this list! info@elicare.ca 

  8. Join our telemedicine team! (email rw@bcdrug.com)

  9.  Amazon links for PPE:

    1. Face Shield​: We've been experimenting with a few products, this one you can reuse if you fully clean the shield with alcohol wipes. 

    2. Masks: This one is usually available with your local medical supplier. Consulting dentist colleagues have worked as well. If you really need N95 masks contact Elicare and we can point you in the right direction. info@elicare.ca

    3. Iso gowns: 

    4. Laboratory Goggles;

  10. Disclaimer for Patients you can use to put on your website: Source Magenta Health:

    1. COVID-19 is placing stress on Canada's public health system. Our clinic is starting to offer virtual care to make sure that we can continue to care for our patients safely and effectively. This means that we will be using video and audio technologies for some patient visits rather than asking all patients to come into our office. Some of these technologies are provided by the Province. Others have been provided by vendors like Google, or Apple to help make discussions with your care provider as easy as possible during these difficult times. Some health concerns can be addressed with virtual care alone, but in some cases your doctor may ask you to visit a hospital or other health care facility if necessary, for a physical examination.

    2. We do our best to make sure that any information you give to us during virtual care visits is private and secure, but no video or audio tools are ever completely secure. There is an increased security risk that your health information may be intercepted or disclosed to third parties when using video or audio communications tools. To help us keep your information safe and secure, you can:

    3. Understand that emails, calls, or texts you receive are not secure in the same way as a private appointment in an exam room. 

    4. Use a private computer/device (i.e., not an employer's or third party's computer/device), secure accounts, and a secure internet connection.  For example, using a personal and encrypted email account is more secure than an unencrypted email account, and your access to the Internet on your home network will generally be more secure than an open guest Wi-Fi connection.

    5. You should also understand that electronic communication is not a substitute for in-person communication or clinical examinations, where appropriate, or for attending the Emergency Department when needed (including for any urgent care that may be required).

    6. If you are concerned about using video or audio tools for virtual care, you can ask our office to arrange for you to visit a different healthcare provider or other health care center where you can be seen in person. However, please note that visiting a health care provider in person comes with a higher risk of coming into contact with COVID-19 and the possibility of spreading the virus.

    7. By providing your information, you agree to let us collect, use, or disclose your personal health information through video or audio communications (while following applicable privacy laws) in order to provide you with care.  In particular, the following means of electronic communication may be used (identify all that apply): email, videoconferencing (including Skype, Facetime, etc.), text messaging (including instant messaging), website/portal, other (specify).

If you have a medical emergency, please dial 911
or go to your nearest emergency room. 

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