Dear Clients:

We have CLOSED our clinic until further notice.

Our staff will still be available by phone and email.

We will stay vigilant as we navigate this issue and will keep you posted with updates here on this page.

The viral pandemic is an inconvenience to us all, but please do not lose site of the main priority, which is safety. We encourage you to practice social distancing and hand washing.

Thank you for choosing Gentle Procedures Clinic for your outpatient surgical care.

Please review the following information below for your benefit.

You can also visit the Ontario Ministry of Health information site for updated details anytime at Ontario.ca/coronavirus.

Information Regarding COVID-19

COVID 19 belongs to a family of viruses that can cause the common cold. This virus originated in animals and then jumped over to human hosts. It originated in and spread from China. For the most part, it doesn’t significantly affect young and/or healthy persons. Casualties usually arise in the elderly and those who have significant medical problems.

COVID 19 spreads via contact with an infected individual or their body fluids (eg. saliva, sputum, stool). It is NOT airborne. Handwashing is the most important defense against the virus.

Monitoring For COVID-19 Symptoms

Persons can monitor themselves by self-screening for:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing

If your self-screen is POSITIVE, do the following:

  • Stay at home
  • Contact your family physician/local health unit for further direction

We will continue to monitor developments regarding the virus moving forward. We appreciate your understanding and support in ensuring a safe environment for everyone.

Sincerely,

Dr. An-Huy Nguyen MD, C.C.F.P.
Gentle Procedures Toronto East