We are a team of health care professionals working together to serve in the communities of Ayr, Paris and St. George area.
Frequently asked questions
The frequently asked questions below, and their answers, are meant to give you some basic insight about our Family Health Team. These questions and answers do not cover every aspect of our operations. You can find more current information and answers to specific questions by calling us.
The services of the PrimaCare Community Family Health Team are only available to patients rostered to our doctors. We do offer some programs that are open to the general population these including, Never Too Late and public education forums.
PrimaCare is open to see patients by appointment Monday through Friday except for statutory holidays. If it is an urgent medical need please go to the nearest emergency department, urgent care or call 911.
You should ALWAYS try to contact your family physician first to book an appointment before calling us. There may be appointments available for urgent medical problems during regular office hours with your family physician.
If you think it is an emergency, you should go to the nearest emergency room, urgent care or call 911. Otherwise, our Family Health Team offers extended hours Monday through Friday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Our clinic operates by appointments and walk ins, if capacity allows. Please call the clinic to see if there are spaces still available.
If you have a cough or cold, fever, sinus infection, urinary tract infection or skin rash or irritation which you feel cannot wait until a routine appointment with your Family Physician, then the After Hours Clinic is able to assist you. The After Hours Clinic is not meant to replace the complex and continuing care that your Family Physician provides.
Our programs and services operate by appointment only, except for our After Hours Clinic and Blood Pressure Clinic. PrimaCare is not a walk in medical facility and in order to access our programs and services, you have to be a patient of one of the PCCFHT Physicians.
Medication renewals are best managed by your own health care provider during regular office hours. Please call your doctor’s office. Also, this service is not for routine office visits and you will not be seen for the following:
Routine blood pressure checks
Regular prescription renewals
Results of lab tests or procedures
Requests for referrals, procedures or for appointments with your own doctor
Telehealth Ontario also provides free access to a registered nurse 24/7 at 1-866-797-0000. A nurse can provide both health advice on a specific problem or general health information. They do not diagnose and do not replace your physician or 911.
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If you still have very specific questions that need clarification or need additional assistance, please call us or send us a quick message using the form below, and we will be glad to help you. Please do not use this form to communicate any confidential information or obtaining medical advice.