Information about your appointment during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is changing daily life and the operations of many businesses, schools and workplaces. There is a great deal of uncertainty and we would like you to know that the health and well being of our patients is what matters most. 

Below are the steps that our office is taking to help prevent the spread of the virus and support the health and well-being of our patients:

  • Social distancing is encouraged and we ask that you come to your appointment alone. 

  • Family/support members will be asked to wait outside the waiting room.

  • Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing office exam rooms and waiting-area.

  • Personal hygiene hand-sanitizer will be available in the office for your use.

  • The office will remain open for scheduled appointments but if you have COVID positive test or in contact with COVID positive person, fever, shortness of breath, cough or sore throat please contact the office to reschedule your appointment. 

If you have concerns or questions regarding your appointment you may email us: info@obgyngracey.com or call 647-341-0281

Office Appointments (First consultation and Follow-up visits):

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 telephone calls for some patient visits rather than asking all patients to come into our office. Some health concerns can be addressed with telephone consults alone, but in some cases your doctor may ask you to come to the office for a physical examination. 

Gynecology visits:

  • Your first consultation will be a telephone call, and if needed an office in-person visit for exam/testing/follow up will be scheduled after.

  • If your referral issue requires a physical exam or test, your appointment will be scheduled in the office.

Obstetrical (Pregnant) visits:

  • You will continue to come in for office visits.

Surgery and Colposcopy visits at Humber River Hospital

  • Elective surgery and Colposcopy visits are being scheduled. However, there is a wait time in elective surgery due to earlier COVID 19 closures that have delayed surgery bookings.

Hospital Appointments:

Patients who will be going to Humber River Hospital for colposcopy, surgery or pregnancy-related issues:

  • All patients arriving at the hospital and visitors will ALL be screened at the hospital entrance based on symptoms and travel history. Symptomatic (meaning fever, cough, etc) will be denied access. 

  • NO visitors under 16y of age will be allowed entry - they will be denied access. Patients coming for assessment of labour, for NST, any clinic, will not be able to bring their children.

  • Humber River Hospital Visitor Policy for Pregnancy as of July 2021 (subject to change):

    • 2 support people during delivery

    • 2 support people after birth from 8:00am to 7:00pm

    • 1 support person allowed overnight

    • 1 support person allowed in OB clinic or Triage

Help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses to others by:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based sanitizer (greater than 60% alcohol), if soap and water are not available.

  • Avoid contact with others until your symptoms subside and/or you have been evaluated by a physician.

  • Cover your mouth and nose if you cough and/or sneeze into your sleeve.

  • Avoid travel while sick.

  • Please visit Health Canada for the latest COVID information and travel advisories.

The websites below provide updates to reliable information on COVID-19. 

Updated: March 16 2020