The CISSS des îles would like to inform you that it will be holding a vaccination clinic against COVID-19 on Thursday, September 23 at the Cap-aux-Meules CLSC. This clinic is for people 12 years and older who would like to receive a 1st or 2nd dose of the vaccine as well as those who are eligible to receive a third dose* of the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons. To make an appointment, please call our call center at 418 986-2121 extension 8484 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., 7 days a week.
*Recommendations for a 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
An additional dose of the messenger RNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) against COVID-19 is recommended:
- people on dialysis or transplant;
- people with a weakened immune system, such as:
- who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment,
- who are taking medicines that affect their immune system
- who are living with HIV.
Studies show that people with weakened immune systems or on dialysis are at higher risk for complications from COVID-19. They may also be less well protected after two doses. The administration of an additional dose, ideally of a messenger RNA vaccine, gives them better protection against COVID-19 in the context of the high circulation of the Delta variant.
It is important to maintain sanitary measures for these people, as they may be less well protected than the rest of the population.
Dr Maxime Piché is no longer practicing at the GMF des Îles since August 8. To get a family doctor again, you must consult the following link and register with the Guichet d’Accès à un Médecin de Famille (GAMF) at www.gamf.gouv.qc.ca.
A new family doctor is assigned to a person according to the following criteria: the date of registration; the severity and urgency of a person’s health condition and the availability of a new medical resource. This is a standardized process for the province. Laboratory requests initiated by Dr Piché, which will be taken over by Dr Joanie Hubert until a new family doctor can be assigned to patients. They will be contacted if lab results require a timely intervention.
To discuss any other test results, renew your medication or to complete a medical form, patients without a family doctor are invited to visit the CISSS des Îles’ emergency room.
CISSS des Îles is now equipped with a telephone appointment system and automated reminder system. Users are automatically called back a few days before their scheduled appointment dates, thus helping us ensure a maximum attendance at the scheduled medical appointments. When reminder notices are issued through the automated system, users who cannot attend their appointment have the opportunity to signal this by using their phone keypad.
Appointments with specialists
Upon leaving your physician’s office and when your physician has requested a consultation or follow-up visit, you must stop at the reception station to have your documents or requests registered. The administration officer on site will help forward the request to the appropriate sector. Next, another administration officer will contact you to set up an appointment while taking into account the priority ranking of your consultation.
When you are unable to attend your appointment, please take the time to inform us so your appointment may be assigned to another person. It is a simple question of being respectful of others!
- Appointment office: 418-986-6225
- Specialists’ secretarial services: 418-986-6110
HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH THE DOCTOR OR THE NURSE!
- Have ready a list of questions, starting with those that are most important to you;
- Bring all your medications including creams, ointments, inhalers, eye drops and any natural or organic health products you may use;
- Have with you your blood glucose log book, if you have diabètes;
- Have with you your hospital card and health insurance card;
- Have with you the blood pressure readings obtained at home, at the pharmacy or elsewhere;
- Have with you a summary of your medical history from your previous clinic if you are seeing the doctor for the first time;
- You will also require a letter from your doctor explaining the reason for seeing the specialist. Make sure the specialist sends a written, post-consultation letter to your doctor.
When attending your appointment with your doctor, you must register with the receptionist upon your arrival and then make your way to the assigned area. A nurse or doctor will then call you.
For confidentiality purposes, please refrain from walking or waiting in office corridors.
Basic hygienic practices: hand washing
Hands are the primary mode of transmission of organisms in health care establishments. Hand hygiene targets staff members and patients as well as volunteers and visitors.
Frequent hand washing is one of the most important basic practices used to prevent the spread of viruses, regardless of the infectious condition of patients. Antiseptic hand products at your disposal are well known for their efficiency and ease of use and promote the endorsement of hand hygiene recommendations.
Hand washing is an easy and efficient way of reducing the transmission of germs and viruses. This practice is therefore very important as a means of limiting the spread of gastroenteritis. If you exhibit any signs or symptoms of gastroenteritis (vomiting, diarrhea or other), avoid any contact with other people for at least 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped.