Dear valued clients,
Due to the current COVID19 pandemic, Acacia Health has closed both clinic locations to in-person visits.
Currently, our Dockside Green Naturopathic Doctors and Counsellors are continuing to treat patients using phone and virtual telemedicine appointments. From March 23rd onwards, we expect to be offering virtual physiotherapy, kinesiology, and athletic therapy visits. To book appointments use the Jane App booking link at the top of this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone lines are currently going straight to voicemail so our staff can prioritize and return calls accordingly. Please be patient as we work hard with limited staffing to meet all our clients’ needs.
Supplement pick up procedure is as follows:
- Email email@example.com what items you require
- Wait for a confirmation email that we have the items and that they are set aside for you
- Pick it up during the times provided on the email. Currently we have scheduled two windows of time for supplement pickup on Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24th from 10am to 2pm.
We will be posting updates via this website, social media and our clinic newsletter (subscribe at the bottom of this page).
Lastly, we are here, we are in this with you, and we are committed to supporting our community as we navigate this unprecedented time.
General Tips for Staying Healthy:
- Wash your hands. This IS the MOST EFFECTIVE intervention. Hand washing helps prevent both flu and COVID19. Wash your hands frequently through the day, especially before eating, and after using the washroom. Soap and water works best, however if you are not close to a sink, an alcohol based hand sanitizer with at at least 60% alcohol content is effective.
- Practice good cough etiquette. Cover with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, responsibly discard immediately and wash your hands; or alternatively, cough or sneeze into your sleeve (not your hands).
- Get adequate sleep. Avoid getting run down. Adequate sleep is usually approximately 8 hours per night. For more tips on this, read Dr. Stephanie Bayliss’s article below.
- Avoid sugar and keep alcohol intake moderate. Both high sugar and high alcohol intake have a weakening effect on the immune system, and make people more susceptible to infections in general.
- If you are sick STAY HOME. This is one time when it is not polite to share. Rest, read, catch up on your favourite Netflix show, and wait until you are better before going out or interacting with others.
- Avoid touching your face. When we touch a door knob or faucet with viral particles on it, the easiest way for the virus to access our body is through a mucous membrane in your eyes, nose and mouth. This is harder to do than you might think. The New York Times has a helpful article on this here.
If you have any questions, please call the clinic at the number below.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Pamela Hutchison ND, CEO Acacia Health Ltd.
One final tip – Stay up to date:
For up to date information from BC Centre for Disease control, click here.
Great article from the New York Times, click here.