Appointment Information and COVID-19 Precautions
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, TotalCardiology remains committed to protecting your health and preventing the spread. With our gradual re-opening of services, we have made a few changes to ensure patient and staff safety. Please read the following carefully prior to coming for your appointment.
Personal Protective Equipment
You will be required to wear a mask while in our clinic to prevent the spread of infection. A mask will be provided to you upon arriving to our clinic.
Upon arrival, you will be required to do COVID-19 screening to answer questions about respiratory-like symptoms, travel, and exposure to COVID-19.
If you answer yes to any of the questions below, please call us to re-schedule your appointment:
Have you or a close contact* travelled outside of Canada (including the USA) in the past 14 days?
Do you or a close contact* have any symptoms of respiratory illness - fever, cough, runny nose, sort throat, shortness or breath?
Have you or a close contact* been in contact with someone with a confirmed or probably case of COVID-19?
*A close contact is defined as a person who:
Provided care for the individual, including healthcare workers, family members or other caregivers,or who had other similar close physical contact with the person without consistent and appropriate use of personal protective equipment.
Lived with or otherwise had close prolonged contact (within 2 metres) with the person while theperson was infectious.
Had direct contact with infectious bodily fluids of the person (e.g. was coughed or sneezed on)while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment.
To ensure physical distancing measures can be maintained, we encourage you to only bring one essential visitor, if required, to support your care (e.g. translator, mobility issues).
Preparing for Your Appointment
Please bring your Alberta Health Card and photo ID with you.
Also bring an updated list of your medications including name of medication, dose (how often you take it) and the amount you take.
Please read the exercise stress test instructions below to prepare prior to your appointment.
Please come dressed ready for your appointment (e.g. loose fitting clothing and comfortable walking/running shoes and socks). While Repsol locker rooms will be open, the number of patrons allowed in the space will be limited to ensure physical distancing and enhanced cleaning measures practices are in place.
For more information about our program and frequently asked questions, click here.
Entering Repsol Sport Centre
Due to the changing nature of COVID-19 and re-opening of services, how you enter our clinic and Repsol is subject to change.
Entrance Updates as of June 24, 2020
When you enter the Repsol parking lot, park on the north side of the parking lot (river side) as you will enter near the north side of the tented building. There is a walkway and ramp located between the tented building and the Lifemark building that will lead to the door for TCR patients to enter the building. There will be a sign to indicate the door to enter.
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 have been 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.