• COVID TOOLS for Primary Care Providers in Southwestern Ontario


  • Southwest Musculoskeletal Rapid Access Clinic (Low Back Pain): Emergent and urgent referrals should be directed to the emergency department and/or a surgeons’ office for further screening and evaluation. RAC appropriate individuals can be referred through the usual process, as the central intake office is fully staffed and functioning. Read more here.
  • Here are two patient handouts for low back pain:
  1. low back pain with extension
  2. low back pain with flexion


  • Pharmacotherapy - includes drug substitutions in case of shortages -- inhalers, salbutamol back order (from Thames Valley FHT pharmacists).

  • Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS)
  • Position statements on asthma and COPD address therapeutic questions to help you optimize the management of your patients during COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 resource website gives you free access to information, guidelines, position statements, education and training materials, wellness resources and more.


  • Contraception and Abortion are considered essential services during a pandemic. See these resources on access to and provision of Contraception and Induced Abortion (including updated protocols for Medical Abortion virtually if needed).

  • DBT Training is back free from Wellkin with Dr. Javeed Sukhera. REGISTER HERE for this 3 hour training session (May 4 OR May 11 1-4pm) back by popular demand. "Practical DBT Skills for Community Settings' provides an overview of core Dialectical Behavioural Therapy skills for community practitioners from diverse health disciplines. After reviewing key concepts, Dr. Sukhera will discuss DBT techniques including chain analysis and validation in more depth. Through case discussion, participants will practice applying a DBT informed approach to enhance compassionate care for individuals suffering with mental illness/addiction. 
  • Wellkin is also offering Tele/Virtual Counselling Support for Children/Youth and Families in Elgin and Oxford Counties. Families our Youth can click the link to request service or you can help do this with them in your office. They can also call 1-877-539-0463. You can download this poster with the live link as well.