Covid-19 update March 24

With the evolving developments in the spread of covid-19 in our provincial and nationally we have decided to temporarily close our clinic. We have set a tentative re-opening date of April 6th, 2020. All patients with existing appointments will be notified. Please stay tuned to our website and social media for updates.

Closing the clinic is challenging choice but the right one. It is a critical time when the recommendation of our provincial and national health and political leaders must be followed to the letter. This is our opportunity to show our resolve as a community and flatten the curve before it is too late. Please stay home. Please wash your hands. Please follow the direction of our leaders. Do it for your families and your community.

Hang in there and stay safe from Aleasha, Carmela, Erin, Judy and Ken.

Covid-19 Update March 18

To best support the prescribed practices of social distancing while still serving patients and clients in need of care we are changing our hours of operations. We will be checking in with all patients/clients about their upcoming appointments.

Our practitioners will be available for those patients seeking care for conditions or symptoms that will worsen without continued treatment. To minimize the number of people in our clinic at any given time our practitioners will hold clinic hours on the following days to provide care.

Dr. Ken Budgell will be available on Mondays and Thursdays.

Dr. Erin Hoffe will be available on Fridays.

Judy Batten will be available on Wednesdays.

This schedule will remain in place until April 6th but may extend further if warranted. In addition to these changes we will continue the following precautions. If you have travelled out of province in the last 2 weeks, feel any cold or flu symptoms or have been in recent contact with people who have please contact us to reschedule your appointment. There is no penalty for cancelling an appointment if you feel the onset of cold or flu symptoms, please just email to let us know.

During your visit please make an effort to arrive on time rather than early or feel free to wait in your car if you are early. All patients are welcome to use our washroom to wash their hands before and after their visit. We will be allowing time between visits to clean our tables, equipment and surfaces.

Covid-19 Update

The World Health Organization has declared covid-19 a pandemic. Dr. Theresa Tam, the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada has urged everyone to help Flatten the Curve. This means slow the inevitable spread of this virus. Health Canada‘s Covid-19 site is an excellent resource for current and accurate information. Please don’t trust unaccredited sources of information to guide decisions that could impact the health of your family and community.

The St. John’s Back Pain Clinic is committed to supporting this process with the following measures.

  • (as usual) Handwashing between every patient encounter
  • Frequent cleaning of all treatment equipment, door handles, payment terminals and counters
  • removal of magazines and shared items from the waiting room
  • We invite all patients to use our washroom to wash their hands before/after their visit

If you have recently travelled (within Canada or abroad) and/or feel flu like symptoms prior to your appointment please contact us to reschedule.

We will do our best to make this process as easy as possible for you. There will be no penalty for cancelling or rescheduling your appointment for this reason. Please refer to Health Canada for more information and contact your family doctor or call 811 for more direction if you have symptoms.