Dedicated flu, COVID, and cold clinic opening at St. Joe’s Hamilton
Published November 28, 2022 at 11:55 am
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) announced it would be opening a dedicated flu, COVID, and cold clinic at its West 5th campus.
The goal of this dedicated clinic is to provide patients with timely care while reducing the number of emergency room visits for respiratory illnesses commonly seen throughout the fall and winter.
The clinic, a collaboration between SJHH, Hamilton Health Sciences, and primary care doctors, will open Tuesdays by appointment only. A doctor’s referral is unnecessary; however, walk-ins will not be accepted. Appointments can be booked online.
The flu, COVID, and cold clinic is located at 100 West 5th St. in Hamilton. It can be accessed through the door beside the Fennell Ave. outpatient entrance.
The clinic is open Monday to Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Who should use this clinic, and when?
Adults and children experiencing flu, COVID, or cold symptom, who are unable to seek timely care from their family doctor, or do not have a family doctor, should book an appointment if:
- Their symptoms are not improving after a few days, despite using common over-the-counter medications as indicated on the label, such as ibuprofen (Advil), acetaminophen (Tylenol), nasal rinses, and cold or flu medications
- They are particularly worried about their symptoms
Common symptoms of flu, COVID, and cold
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Loss of taste or smell
- Muscle aches