Appointment Information and COVID-19 Precautions
TotalCardiology is committed to protecting your health and preventing the spread. Following guidance from Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, we have made the changes outlined below to ensure patient and staff safety. Please read carefully prior to your appointment.
Face Mask + Capacity Limits
You will be required to wear a mask while in our clinic. A mask will be provided to you upon arrival. If you are wearing your own mask, you will be asked to remove it and use the mask provided.
To ensure physical distancing measures can be maintained, you may only bring one essential visitor, if required, to support your care (e.g., translator, mobility issues).
At time of booking and upon arrival, you will be asked a series of COVID-19 screening questions about respiratory and flu-like symptoms, travel, and exposure to COVID-19.
If you are feeling unwell, have recently travelled, are awaiting COVID test results or are a close contact of a confirmed case, please call to reschedule your appointment.
Preparing for Your Appointment
Please bring your Alberta Health Card and photo ID with you.
Bring an updated list of your medications, including name of medication, dose (how often you take it) and the amount you take.
Please read 'Preparing for Your Exercise Stress Test' (PDF) below before your appointment.
Please come dressed ready for your appointment (e.g., loose fitting clothing, comfortable walking/running shoes and socks). Repsol locker rooms will be open with limited capacity to allow for physical distancing and enhanced cleaning practices.
For more information about our program and frequently asked questions, click here.
Entering Repsol Sport Centre
When you enter the Repsol parking lot, park on the north side of the parking lot (river side) as you will enter through the north entrance. Follow the ramp and walkway located between the tented building and the Lifemark building to the north entrance.
Note: Due to the changing nature of COVID-19 and re-opening of services, how you enter our clinic and Repsol is subject to change.
Cardiac Rehab Programming Updates
The COVID-19 situation in Alberta continues to evolve. For the safety of both patients and staff, and to ensure public health guidance and targeted restrictions are followed, our services continue to operate in a modified manner.
Our clinic is operating with reduced appointments to ensure physical distancing measures are in place. Individuals will participate in home-based exercise programming with regular phone follow-up by their rehab team. Small, group-based exercise for newly referred individuals will be offered when targeted restrictions are not in place (by appointment only). Onsite education classes remain paused at this time.
In-person and phone consults available.
Phone follow-up with a rehab team member.
For updates and the latest information on COVID-19 coronavirus, please visit the Alberta Health Services (AHS) website at https://www.ahs.ca/covid19.
If you or anyone in your household have symptoms such as fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing and have traveled outside Canada or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call Health Link at 811.
Current Safety Measures in Place to Prevent Spread
We have implemented enhanced infection prevention and control protocols throughout our clinic as directed by Alberta Health Services and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. These protocols are in accordance with the most recent public health guidelines and are updated regularly based on public health recommendations and guidance. These include but not limited to:
- Daily patient and staff screening to ensure those feeling unwell stay home.
- Access to hand sanitizer and masks for all patients and staff.
- Waiting room and clinical areas organized to ensure physical distancing can be maintained while in the clinic.
- Remote working and tele-consultation as virtual care where appropriate in our clinical practice.
- Enhanced environmental and surface cleaning and disinfection practices.