What can I be seen for at the Urgent Care Clinic?
Minor cuts and lacerations
Sprains,strains and fractures
Injections and allergy shots
What is the process for seeing patients amidst the COVID-19 pandemic?
Patients are required to call 705 792-0933 during our hours to register for a same day visit
Alternatively, patients can book a timeslot for a same day phone assessment via our website link
Patients are registered over the phone and screened for any COVID-19 symptoms
Clinic staff advise patient the best way to be assessed by the Doctor, either in-person, phone or virtual assessment
Patient will be provided instructions over the phone for their specific visit
If patient is attending an in-person assessment, the patient will be called when it is time to come to the clinic
The building doors at 480 Huronia Road are open but clinic doors are locked, patient is instructed to call the number posted on the door on arrival
Depending on the number of people in the clinic, patient may be asked to wait in their car until space allows them to enter the clinic
Can I be tested for COVID-19?
No. We are not seeing any patients in the clinic with symptoms of cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, diarrhea or vomiting. We are happy to arrange a phone assessment to determine if you meet the criteria for being tested for COVID-19. Physicians will provide education and reassurance regarding symptoms and self-isolation protocols and if warranted, advise patients to attend the COVID-19 Assessment Center, located directly behind our building at 490 Huronia Rd.
There is no public phone number for the COVID-19 Assessment Center.
Can I schedule a visit on-line?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have temporarily suspended our “Skip the Wait” service. This service allows you to reserve an approximate time for a same day visit.
However, the current process for registration is to call 705 792-0933 for a same day visit.
How do I register to be seen by a Doctor?
Call us at 705 792-0933 with a valid health care card and we can register you for a phone, virtual or in-person assessment.
How does virtual care work?
In an effort to keep our patients and staff safe, virtual care has become increasingly popular with the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual care is a great alternative to an in-person visit during a time of social distancing. When you call to register, we may suggest a virtual appointment through WhatsApp, FaceTime or Skype. Please see our Virtual Care section for more information on the homepage of our website.
How many Doctor’s do you have working?
During regular scheduled hours we have two Physician’s scheduled for each shift. This may change day to day based on the volume of patients registered.
What are your hours?
We are open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturdays 9am -2pm. We are closed on Sundays and all statutory holidays.
Do you close early?
We may close early due to increased patient volumes, i.e if we have a 2 hour wait time for patients who are registered, we may close our doors to new registrations at 6pm. If you are registered, or have registered on- line for that day, you will still be seen even though we have stopped taking new patient registrations.
How does “Skip the Wait” work?
This service has been temporarily disabled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Can I get a same day x-ray or ultrasound done?
If indicated, the Physician will refer for and interpret x- rays performed at Georgian Radiology next door to our clinic. Ultrasounds can also be performed by Georgian Radiology but are not done the same day.
Can I get a TB test or titres completed for work or school?
Yes, we are able to administer TB tests. Please note, there may be a cost associated with the testing. Titre blood work can be ordered and results can be expected to take 2-4 weeks through Public Health.
Can I get my child's immunizations done at the clinic?
No, we do not administer immunizations for children. If you do not have a family Doctor you can contact the Barrie and Community Family Health Team at 705 721-0370 for more information.
Do you do stitches and casting?
Yes, we do suturing for minor lacerations. This may include stitches, glue or steri-stips. We are able to remove sutures or staples.
Casting and splinting application and removal is also performed.
Can I have a routine PAP test done?
No, you will need to be seen by your Family Doctor for a PAP test.
Are the Doctors at the Huronia Urgent Care Clinic accepting new patients?
No. Most of our Physicians are emergency trained so they do not have family practices. If you are in search of a Family Doctor, you can join Health Care Connect by calling 1-800-445-1822.
How do I schedule an infant circumcision?
One of our Physicians performs infant circumcisions for newborns age 1-4 weeks at our clinic. Please visit: www.safecirc.ca for more information