The Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) of Montérégie-Ouest asks the population to avoid, if possible, the emergency at the Suroît Hospital in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield due to high traffic.
The CISSSMO recalls that the emergency is generally not the first place to consult.
Here are other possibilities to consider before going to the emergency room
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, it is possible to make an appointment for a consultation at a designated assessment clinic or for a screening by calling 450 644-4545 or 1 877 644-4545. It is also possible to go to the walk-in screening clinics on the territory.
Info-Santé 8-1-1 is a resource available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A nurse can provide you with specific advice regarding your situation. They can also tell you whether or not you need to see a doctor quickly.
Your pharmacist can also guide you in what to do by asking you questions about your general state of health.
Seek a consultation with your family doctor if you have one. If your doctor cannot see you quickly, they may refer you to another clinic nearby.
Visit the Health and Wellness Portal or the Rendez-vous santé Québec site to make an appointment near you in a family medicine group (GMF) or in a GMF-Réseau (GMF-R Vaudreuil-Dorion, GMF -R des Trois-Lacs or GMF-R le Trait d’Union) which offers walk-in consultations.
Only go to the hospital emergency room if you have major complications. Prevention and cure Do you have seasonal flu-like symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, fatigue, dry cough, sneezing, muscle aches, headache and throat pain and more? The best way to heal yourself is to rest at home while keeping yourself hydrated regularly. For information on the flu vaccine, see the santemonteregie.qc.ca website.
The occupancy rate at the Suroît Hospital on Wednesday December 9 at 2:30 p.m. is 184%. 59 patients are on stretcher out of a possible 32.