London Middlesex
Primary Care Update on COVID-19
June 23, 2020
Infection Prevention & Control - Community of Practice for Primary Care

COVID-19 - What We Know Now for Primary Care Providers in a Community Setting

Date :
June 24, 2020 from 11:00am-12:00pm

Two step process to participate:

1. Join the Teleconference
(416) 850-2050 or
Toll-Free: 1-866-261-6767
Participant Code: 4938797#

2. Join the Webinar (at 11:00 am) - please sign in with first and last name
Infection Control & Prevention Core Competencies

We encourage you and your staff to access online learning available through Public Health Ontario -- find out how at
New/Updated Provincial Guidelines for COVID-19

Re-opening your offices

PPE updates

Order your PPE start-up kit at no charge !
Ontario Health West is implementing an easy-to-use process to provide an initial allocation of PPE at no charge. Fill in one order form per clinic address to obtain your PPE allocation. Read more here.

How do I know what's good PPE if I'm ordering from alternative suppliers?
See for OMA PPE validation checklist and Government of Canada specifications for PPE
Clinical Information and Tools

Resumption of Cancer Screening Services

  • Routine breast and cervical screening: Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) is recommending that these tests be resumed in a gradual manner. To ensure a coordinated resumption of services, OH/CCO strongly encourages healthcare providers to work with regional partners (e.g., primary care, OBSP screening and assessment sites and hospitals).
  • Colorectal cancer screening: OH/CCO asks that primary care providers continue to refrain from sending FIT requisitions, while they work with LifeLabs to process requisitions sent in before March 23 and to allow for the increasing of colonoscopy services for the follow-up of abnormal FIT results. A communication will be sent out when new requisitions can be sent for FIT kits. 
  • Cancer Imaging – Considerations for CT and MRI Services during Recovery: guidance document for Cancer Centres

For providers

  • OMA Physician Health Program - call 1-800-851-6606
For patients

If there are non-hospital COVID-19 related issues/solutions in your region, please escalate them to your
Regional Pandemic Clinical Lead
(tasked by Ontario Health West to facilitate, coordinate, and engage with stakeholders for the pandemic response within the SW LHIN area RE: primary care/vulnerable populations)...structure HERE .
Dr. Gordon Schacter
Co-Chair, SW Prim Care/Vulnerable Pop'n Response