All our clients must make an appointment by telephone before entering one of the CSCE sites. You don’t have an appointment? Call before you show up. Thank you for your collaboration.
PLEASE PUT A MASK AND WASH YOUR HANDS WHEN YOU ENTER THE CSCE.
CSCE Preventive measures (PDF)
If you have a fever and/or new onset of cough or difficulty breathing AND in the 14 days before symptom onset, you have:
- been to a COVID-19 impacted area, or
- you have been in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, or
- you have been in close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has been to a COVID-19 impacted area,
Contact us by phone or call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.
Please note that due to the exceptionally high call volume, the CSCE phone lines may be busy when you call. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more serious respiratory infections like bronchitis, pneumonia or severe acute respiratory syndrome.
Coronaviruses are spread mainly from person to person through close contact, for example, in a household, workplace or health care centre.
Some human coronaviruses spread easily between people, while others do not.
Your risk of severe disease may be higher if you have a weakened immune system. This may be the case for:022
- older people
- people with chronic disease (for example, diabetes, cancer, heart, renal or chronic lung disease)
Returning from travel
Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada should:
- self-isolate for 14 days when they return. People who are self-isolating should not go to work
- monitor themselves for symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus for 14 days after returning to Canada
- contact their primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 if they experience symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus
- Workers who have travelled and are part of workplaces that are essential to daily living are able to return to work as long as they do not have symptoms. However, they should self-monitor for a period of 14 days and identify themselves to their employer so that a plan can be put into place to ensure the protection of those workplaces.
- Children under the age of 16 years who have travelled outside of Canada should also self-isolate for a period of 14 days. Parents should actively monitor their children’s symptoms. Children who are self-isolating should stay at home and avoid social gathering points such as community centres or parks.
Learn about travel advisories related to the 2019 novel coronavirus.
Symptoms and treatment
Symptoms range from mild – like the flu and other common respiratory infections – to severe. The most common symptoms include:
- difficulty breathing
- muscle aches
- sore throat
- runny nose
Complications from the 2019 novel coronavirus can include serious conditions, like pneumonia or kidney failure, and in some cases, death.
There are no specific treatments for coronaviruses, and there is no vaccine that protects against coronaviruses. Most people with common human coronavirus illnesses will recover on their own.
- drink plenty of fluids
- get rest and sleep as much as possible
- try a humidifier or a hot shower to help with a sore throat or cough
If you start to feel symptoms of COVID-19
- Anyone who begins to feel unwell (fever, new cough or difficulty breathing) should return home and self-isolate immediately.
- People who are self-isolating should seek clinical assessment over the phone – either by calling their primary care provider’s office or Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000. If you need additional assessment, your primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario will direct you to in-person care options.
If you need immediate medical attention you should call 911 and mention your travel history and symptoms.
How to protect yourself
Coronaviruses are spread mainly from person to person through close contact, for example, in a household, workplace or health care centre.
There is no vaccine available to protect against the 2019 novel coronavirus, but there are actions you can take to help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses.
Take these everyday steps to reduce exposure to the virus and protect your health:
- wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- sneeze and cough into your sleeve
- avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
- avoid contact with people who are sick
- stay home if you are sick
Poster: What you need to know to help you and your family stay healthy
Everyone in Ontario should be practicing physical distancing to reduce their exposure to other people.
Everyone in Ontario should do their best to avoid close contact with people outside of their immediate families. Close contact includes being within two (2) meters of another person.
If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms, you should begin to self-monitor for a period of 14 days. This means that, in addition to physical distancing, you should track how you feel. You should take your temperature daily and log any other symptoms that develop (for example, sore throat, new cough). You can share these records with your primary care provider over the phone if you seek assessment services.
How to self-isolate
Self-isolating means staying at home and avoiding contact with other people to help prevent the spread of disease to others in your home and your community.
All persons over 70 years of age and individuals who are immunocompromised are advised to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. This means that you should only leave your home or see other people for essential reasons. Where possible, you should seek services over the phone or internet or ask for help from friends, family or neighbours with essential errands.
When self-isolating you should:
- do not use public transportation, taxis or rideshares
- do not go to work, school or other public places
- your health care provider will tell you when it is safe to leave
Cover your coughs and sneezes
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
- cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hand
- throw used tissues in a lined waste basket, and wash your hands. Lining the wastebasket with a plastic bag makes waste disposal easier and safer.
- after emptying the wastebasket wash your hands
Wash your hands
- wash your hands often with soap and water
- dry your hands with a paper towel, or with your own cloth towel that no one else shares
- use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
Poster: How to self-isolate.
For more information and latest news:
March 26, 2020 – In response to growing concerns over COVID-19 in Eastern Ontario, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G), the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) and the City of Cornwall have declared a state of emergency today as of 4:00 PM in an effort to slow the spread of this highly contagious virus.
Although there have only been four confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the combined jurisdictions to date, there are over 300 tests with results still pending. Public health authorities fear the virus is now spreading on two fronts: through the community from one individual to another, as well as area residents returning from their travels abroad.
“Over 50 percent of cases in Canada are not linked to individuals who have travelled abroad or been in contact with people who did,” says Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU). “This means there is now community spread of COVID-19 across the country, and our area will be no exception.”
The increasing threat of COVID-19 points to the importance of physical distancing as a measure to counter its spread. The public is therefore being asked to stay home as much as possible and to avoid all non-essential outings. When going out for absolute essentials like groceries and medication, everyone must maintain a minimum distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from one another.
The Warden of the United Counties of SD&G, Frank Prevost, states that while residents shouldn’t panic about the state of emergency, they should take public health advisories very seriously. “I want residents to understand that we have taken this measure to enable us to access additional resources to respond to COVID-19.”
Pierre Leroux, Warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, echoes Mr. Prevost’s message. “While the situation regarding COVID-19 is still manageable in our area, declaring a state of emergency will allow the redeployment of county resources, such as personnel and equipment, to where we need them most.”
“Declaring a state of emergency is not a decision we took lightly, but it was the right decision to make,” says Bernadette Clement, Mayor of the City of Cornwall. “This will help us to come together more effectively to care for the most vulnerable among us, to deploy needed action quickly, and to efficiently coordinate preventive measures.”
Mandatory 14-day quarantine for returning travellers
Authorities at all levels of government are reminding residents that a 14-day quarantine is now mandatory for all Canadians returning from travel outside of the country. Returning travellers must go straight home upon their return to the country, and rely on help from family, friends, their municipality and local agencies for anything they need.
For more information about COVID-19, please consult EOHU.ca/coronavirus, Ontario’s website at Ontario.ca/coronavirus, where you’ll find a self-assessment tool, and the federal government’s website at Canada.ca/coronavirus.
Source: Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU)
In order to minimize the risk of COVID-19 spreading and as a preventive measure, ALL CSCE GROUPS ARE CANCELED until further notice.
Thank you for your understanding.
March is Nutrition Month and this year, Canadian dietitians are talking about how healthy eating is about so much More than Food! For dietitians, it’s not just about considering what Canadians eat, but how they eat – how to enjoy food, the importance of eating meals together and how to cook more often by involving others in the planning and preparation of meals. Nutrition Month is the perfect time for Canadians to learn more about how food impacts their health and to connect with a dietitian.
More than Food
Nearly 30 per cent of Canadians said they began eating healthier in 2019 in order to improve their overall health, according to a ProdegeMR study. However, dietitians know that easy access to highly processed foods, loss of food skills and other factors have impacted eating habits. The amount of money Canadians spend on highly processed foods has increased significantly in recent years and according to Statistics Canada, Canadian households spend about 30 per cent of their food budget on restaurant meals. To help address these challenges, dietitians across Canada will focus on the habits that support healthy eating this Nutrition Month, such as cooking with others and planning ahead.
“As dietitians, we know food is an important part of healthy eating, but it’s only the beginning. Personally, I see first-hand that many Canadians struggle with “how” to eat in our fast-paced world,” says Amy Yiu, dietitian and Nutrition Month spokesperson. “When I meet with clients, we talk about more than food and health; we talk about things like why their culture and food traditions matter, how cooking at home can help them reduce food waste and how to notice when they are hungry and full.”
Making nutrition a key part of overall health
Almost six in 10 Canadians are managing at least one chronic disease through food and diet as reported in the Tracking Nutrition Trends Survey in 2018; many more are looking to improve their health more generally. Dietitians work alongside family doctors, pharmacists, nurses and in the community to support Canadian families to make healthy food decisions.
“Dietitians are an essential resource for Canadians looking for support in making nutrition a key part of their overall health. Our studies have shown that nearly 70 per cent of Canadians understand that dietitians are a high-quality and regulated source of nutrition information,” said Nathalie Savoie, CEO of Dietitians of Canada. “This Nutrition Month, we want to help Canadians understand the positive impact a dietitian can have on their lives – an impact that is about so much more than just food! For example, dietitians are required to stay on top of emerging research skills and techniques so they can recommend innovative treatments, services and tools to their clients and patients.”
Throughout March, dietitians will inspire their communities and workplaces through events and on social media to share healthy eating habits that go beyond food.
December 17, 2019 – The Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE) is happy to announce its partnership with Doctor Priscille Cyr, surgeon at the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH). Starting January 31, 2020, Doctor Cyr will be providing pre-surgical consultations once a month at the CSCE in Limoges, located at 601 Limoges Road, Unit 201.
It should be noted that surgeries will not be performed at the CSCE in Limoges but rather at the HGH.
Common health issues that may be treated by the surgeon:
- Inguinal, umbilical, incisional hernias, etc. (open and laparoscopic surgeries)
- Gastrointestinal surgeries, including colorectal cancers (open and laparoscopic surgeries)
- Breast surgeries, including breast cancer
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
- Skin cancer, including melanomas
- Perianal disease (hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, etc.)
- Sinuses (pilonidal cysts)
- Colonoscopies and gastroscopies (with sedation provided by the HGH anesthetists)
- Minor surgeries
A medical referral is required. Please fax medical referrals to the following number: 613-557-2084.
Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie – Limoges
Telephone: 613-557-2210 | Fax: 613-557-2084