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HSA halts General Practice appointments at George Town Clinic

Community Notices 18 Mar, 2020 Follow News

HSA halts General Practice appointments at George Town Clinic

The Health Services Authority is cancelling all non-essential appointments for George Town General Practice Clinic effective immediately to protect our patients and minimize potential transmission of COVID-19. All patients with appointments will be contacted to reschedule.

The Acute Care walk-in clinic in the General Practice Building will remain open at this time, Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm and has extended its hours on Saturday 8:30am - 4pm.

“Our George Town General Practice clinic is always busy and therefore has many people within a close proximity to each other,” said HSA CEO Lizzette Yearwood. “Cancelling these appointments will help us reduce the number of patients in the clinic at any given time, therefore lessening the chances of spreading any virus.”

“Many of our patients at the district clinics and those we treat at home are the elderly and vulnerable population, therefore HSA will continue these services to ensure those persons are still receiving care. Patients in the districts are strongly advised to remain at home if they do not need urgent medical attention.”

Healthcare services at the District Health Centres and assignments to satellite services including: H.M.P Fairbanks, H.M.P Northward Prison, retirement homes and home visits, will remain at this time.

Patients who require chronic medications refills are advised to call 949-8600. At this time, the pharmacy can accommodate dispensing 1 month of medication.

Anyone experiencing flu symptoms should first call the Flu Hotline at 1-800-534-8600 or 947-3077 and a healthcare professional will conduct an initial triage over the phone. If a caller requires further medical attention, the hotline will refer them to the Flu Clinic located at the Cayman Islands Hospital. An email is also available for questions regarding the flu - flu@hsa.ky

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