Living Well Integrative Health Center

2176 Windsor Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (902) 406-1500

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ACCESSING FAMILY PRACTICE, COUNSELLING & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Thank you for your patience as we try and navigate this journey together. It is unchartered territory and things are rapidly changing on a daily basis thus necessitating more change on our part. 

The clinic will remain closed. Dr Patriquin will ONLY see urgent patients on a case by case basis who have no symptoms of COVID-19 or risk factors for the virus. 

At this time only prenatal patients and infants needing vaccination will be seen in clinic. 

We must take these measures to protect us all. This virus is unforgiving and no one is immune. 

I will continue to provide remote office visits and remote psychotherapy. These can be booked on line. Groups will recommence and you will be notified by admin if you were enrolled in a program when our closure happened. If you are interested in an MSI covered group program for stress reduction or complex PTSD please email Leah (lwihc.halifax@gmail.com) with your contact information and kindly specify what type of program or service you are wanting to participate in. At times I am faced with the difficult task of having to triage and decide which phone visits are more urgent than others. This means even if booked, your phone visit with me may not happen that same day. To the best of my ability I will try and reach you within a few days. I am only opening up 2 weeks at a time to ensure that we are accounting for necessary or mandated changes to practice. 

I ask that you not facebook or insta message me. I ask that you not use my cell unless I've specifically left a message for you asking that you do. Please do not visit my home and leave messages on my doorstep. Please respect that I too need to take care, have limitations, boundaries and a family who must at times come first. I, as others, are faced with home schooling while also working full time. Nights are spent doing more work and ensuring that we are up to date with all the covid-19 medical news and procedures. 

If you do not have a computer or access to one to book on line, please ask a friend to do this for you. If this too is not possible please leave a message on our phone at Living Well and Leah, our administrative assistant will relay it to me. 

Your pharmacy can renew up to 6 months worth of medications as long as there have not been recent changes. However, due to shortages and anticipated delays in getting deliveries they are only dispensing one month at a time. 

Keep following our facebook page and the website for updates as well as information on accessing resources offered by our providers as well as other community providers. 

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 please call 811. All testing must be arranged through 811....

"As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better. If they are concerned about COVID-19 they can go to https://811.novascotia.ca/ and use the online assessment tool. Anyone referred to an assessment site by 811 will be tested." NSHA 

 

Mental Health Resources During Covid-19:

Mobile Crisis: (902) 429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167

Kids Help Line: 1-800-668-6868 or text to connect 686868

Mental Health & Addictions Intake Service: 1-855-922-1122

CMHA NS: 1877-466-6606

Healthy Minds Patient Navigator: 902-404-3504

Strongest Families I- CAN Anxiety Program: 1-866-470-7111

211 Nova Scotia or visit ns.211.ca to access a free helpline connecting you with community groups, social services and government programs in your area. 

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO REMAIN SOCIALLY AND EMOTIONALLY CONNECTED BUT PHYSICALLY DISTANCED. HAVE ONLY ONE PERSON ATTEND THE GROCERY STORE OR PHARMACY AND OTHERWISE STAY AT HOME. SEE MY GUIDE TO EMOTIONALLY SURVIVING COVID IN A PRIOR POST. WE DONT DIE OF BOREDOM AND WE MUST ABIDE BY THE LAWS. THEY ARE THERE TO PROTECT US. THIS VIRUS HAS ONLY BEGUN IN NS. TOGETHER WE CAN FLATTEN THE CURVE. PLEASE. DO NOT WIDEN YOUR CONTACTS AS EACH TIME YOU INCREASE YOUR AND OTHERS RISKS. 

 

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