Duty Clinic

Wait times for appointments are longer than we would like. We are making many changes to try to make this better, including a trial run of a new “Duty Clinic”. Starting October 7 and running for roughly 2 months, there will be a physician available most Monday to Thursday afternoons for same-day appointments.

 

 

Guidelines:

  • Clover Medical Clinic patients only

  • New, urgent, non life-threatening medical issues

  • No forms will be completed

  • No controlled or monitored prescription refills. For example opioids such as hydromorphone/dilaudid, ADHD medications such as methylphenidate/ritalin, or benzodiazepines such as lorazepam/ativan.

  • Call to book your appointment in the morning. It is not a walk-in clinic.

Examples of medical issues that are well suited for Duty Clinic:

  • Sore throat with mild pain

  • Coughs and colds

  • Earache

  • Bladder infection

  • Vomiting or diarrhea

  • New muscle or joint aches and pains

  • Rashes

  • Minor wounds or injuries

  • Mild asthma or COPD flare

  • Insect bites or stings

  • Medication refills do not constitute an urgent visit and should be filled through a regular appointment with your family physician. A max 60-90 day supply will be provided through duty clinic at the discretion of the physician, to hold you over until you can see your regular physician for a regular appointment.

Duty Clinic Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Will I see my regular family physician at my Duty Clinic appointment?

The physician covering Duty Clinic will vary from day to day. You may end up seeing any physician who works at Clover Medical Clinic. If you happen to see your own physician, the same rules for Duty Clinic still apply. It is not the time to do your routine screening or chronic disease management.

 

 

2. Should I book into Duty Clinic for my routine diabetes or high blood pressure review, or my pap smear?

 

No, you should book an appointment with your regular physician for these.

 

 

3. I need a form completed. Can I see the duty physician for this?

 

No, you should book an appointment with your regular physician for this.

 

 

4. Can I get medication refills at the Duty Clinic?

  • Medication refills do not constitute an urgent visit and should ideally be filled through a regular appointment with your family physician. A max 60-90 day supply will be provided through Duty Clinic at the discretion of the physician to hold you over until you can see your regular physician.

  • There will be no controlled or monitored prescription refills. For example opioids such as hydromorphone/dilaudid, ADHD medications such as methylphenidate/ritalin, or benzodiazepines such as lorazepam/ativan.

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