EFW Radiology is monitoring the current COVID-19 Situation closely, taking all recommended precautions, ensuring all patients and staff risk are kept to an absolute minimum.
June 6th, 2021
Patient masks are not mandatory, but encouraged.
· Patients can wear their own mask. Patients no longer need to wear an EFW mask if that is their choice.
· Patients without masks will be offered an EFW mask as a courtesy.
· Patients continue to hand sanitize on arrival.
If your COVID-19 vaccination is scheduled, your pain management injections may need to be re-booked. Please call 403-541-1200 to speak to a booking agent
To do our best to keep the risk of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) low, please respect the mandatory self-isolation criteria from the Alberta Health Services.
CLINIC HOURS AND AVAILABILITY
Please refer to our Locations page for clinic hours and availability
Patients will be screened when booking their appointment, the day prior, and upon arrival at the clinic. These steps are necessary to ensure patient and staff safety.
VULNERABLE PERSON CLINIC (VPC)
EFW is offering a Vulnerable Person Clinic (VPC) for patients that meet specific screening criteria.
Patients that do not have cough/cold or fever/flu-like symptoms and meet the following vulnerability criteria will be seen:
· 70 years of age or older
· The patient or a member of their household are immune-compromised or receiving chemotherapy
· COPD or moderate to severe asthma
· Heart disease or atrial fibrillation
· Renal failure or liver disease
· Referring physician has indicated on the requisition that the patient is vulnerable.
Our VPC will have increased cleaning protocols throughout the day and reduced patient volumes as exam appointments will be time spaced to minimize other patient contact and maximize social distancing protocols.
SOCIAL DISTANCING AND PATIENT APPOINTMENTS
EFW is working hard to protect the safety of our patients and staff. To ensure social distancing we ask that only the patient attend the appointment.
Only the patient will be allowed into the exam room.
There are Three (3) exceptions to this:
- If the patient is a minor they may be accompanied by a legal guardian.
- For all obstetrical patients, up to one adult support person will be allowed to accompany the patient.
- If you have mobility issues your attendant will be allowed to accompany you.
We ask for your understanding as we try and control the number of people within our clinics.
If a driver is required for your exam, that person will need to stay outside of the clinic to wait for you.
COVID-19 - SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL AND LINKS
To see if you need COVID-19 testing, Alberta Health recommendations advise that you first use their self-assessment tools, before contacting their health lines.
- Alberta Health Services assessment tool
- Alberta Health Link (811)
Further information is available on the following websites: