Local doctors step up with weekend phone support

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Local doctors and members of the North Renfrew Family Health Unit have stepped up to provide extra support and help keep patients out of the emergency department over the weekend.

The Deep River and District Hospital issued a statement Friday advising patients of the town’s seven physicians and two nurse practitioners that, prior to seeking care in the emergency department this weekend, they will have the option of calling 613-401-4694 .

“This phone line is a telephone advisory service for urgent, time-sensitive health matters that is monitored by a physician on-call.

“There is only ONE line so if the line is busy, please call back and do not leave a message.”

Calls can be made from Friday afternoon at 3 pm until Monday, March 23 at 8 am.

“After Monday morning, please call your care provider’s office directly if you wish to discuss your health status.

“Family physician offices remain open for care needs, but please call before visiting your family physician to arrange an appointment.”

The phone line is for patients rostered to the following care providers in Deep River:

  • Dr. Ben Amor
  • Dr. Bushby
  • Dr. Corrigan
  • Dr. Greenfield
  • Dr. Kipp
  • Dr. McVey
  • Dr. Noulty
  • Lauren Haggerty, Nurse Practitioner
  • Tina Halloran, Nurse Practitioner

“Please do not call this number unless you are a rostered patient of one of the providers listed above.”

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, the emergency department remains open for emergency care, and 9-1-1 should still be called as appropriate.

“The Deep River and District Hospital would like to thank our local physicians for proactively helping to preserve the capacity of our emergency department as cases of COVID-19 continue to grow in Ontario.”