New clinic open for children and teens with cold and flu symptoms in Mississauga
Published October 3, 2023 at 11:42 am
With the weather turning colder and respiratory viruses such as COVID, flu and RSV set to spread more prolifically, families without family doctors (or those whose GPs have limited hours) now have a new option for their sick kids and teens.
This week, Trillium Health Partners (THP), which operates both the Mississauga Hospital and Credit Valley Hospital, announced that children and teens between the ages of six months and 17 years can now access the Mississauga Paediatric Care Clinic (101 Queensway West, 7th floor).
Children and adolescents with cold and flu symptoms now have a new community care option.
The Mississauga Paediatric Care Clinic is open to children aged 6-months-old to 17-years-old who do not have a family physician, or their family physician does not have an after hours… pic.twitter.com/yAa65xgf7F
— Trillium Health Partners (@THP_hospital) October 3, 2023
The clinic, which will serve patients seeking non-emergency treatment and services, is open to patients without a family physician and those whose doctors do not offer after-hours appointments.
A THP spokesperson told insauga.com that the temporary clinic opened on Sept. 25.
“The clinic is…the result of a partnership between Mississauga Health (Ontario Health Team), Summerville Family Health Team and Trillium Health Partners to provide better access to care for our community and help provide alternative options to the emergency department for non-emergency health concerns,” THP said in an email.
According to the Region of Peel, which is comprised of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, cold and flu activity is on the rise.
The region’s website said that between Sept. 17 and 23, influenza activity and emergency department visits due to respiratory symptoms were moderate but higher than the previous week. The website says COVID-19 cases and percent positivity remain at moderate levels.
Other viruses circulating in the community include rhinovirus (a virus that causes a common cold-type illness) and parainfluenza virus (a typically mild virus that’s common in children but can lead to croup and pneumonia in some cases).
The clinic is currently open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is by appointment only.
“As needs grow in the community during this busy viral season, these hours will be reassessed and adjusted as needed,” THP said.
“The clinic will also see patients who do not have a health card, as care is provided by a nurse practitioner.”
To book an appointment at the clinic, click here.
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