• Page Views 827
  • Here are a few guidelines for handling your safe-healthy health concerns in the coming weeks:
    • For non-urgent care during office hours, call your family doctor or the doctor on call for the practice or clinic.

    • Consider going to a local walk-in clinic. Call ahead to check the clinic’s hours.
    • Try to see your doctor before the holidays if you have any developing health concerns.
    • Note the holiday hours for your local pharmacy and ensure your prescriptions are filled prior to the holidays.
    • Call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 for confidential health information and non-emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For deaf and hearing-impaired assistance (TTY), call 7-1-1.
    • If you have a cold, ask your pharmacist for advice about over-the-counter medications to ease your symptoms. Remember, it’s not too late to get a flu shot.
    • If you have concerns about your mental health, call the Fraser Health Crisis Line at 604.951.8855 or
    1.877.820.7444.
    • If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control at 1.800.567.8911.

    If at any time you believe you require urgent medical attention, do not hesitate to go to your nearest emergency department or call 9-1-1.

    While emergency services at our hospitals are available 24/7, hospitals may experience higher than normal volumes during the winter months. A triage  system is used at the emergency department to ensure priority is given to patients requiring the most urgent care.

    Other tips to ensure you have a safe, healthy and enjoyable holiday season include:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water, and carry an alcohol-based hand rub with you at all times.
    • Get regular exercise and avoid overindulging.
    • Drink responsibly.
    • Get enough sleep.
    • Keep activities fun and safe.
    • Drive and walk with care in winter weather.
    • Take a moment to ‘count your blessings’: gratitude can help boost happiness!

    For more detailed information about how to stay healthy this winter, read our Use the ER wisely over the holidays article, check out Fraser Health’s My Healthy Westcoast Winter Toolkit and follow the #MyHealthyWinter hashtag on Twitter.(FraserHealth.ca)

    Share

    Related Post

    Related Blogpost

    Leave a Reply

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 25 September 2018
      10 hours ago No comment

      Vina Morales continues to reinvent herself

      Vina Morales first captured hearts with her unique voice as a Viva Records young singer named Sharon Magdayao. Later, she showed her dancing prowess, carving a niche as a powerhouse performer on stage. Now, she is recognized as a competent drama actress, starting as a leading lady of action ...

    • 24 September 2018
      1 day ago No comment

      ‘Bato’ confirms senatorial bid for May 2019 elections

      Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Wednesday confirmed that he is running for senator in the upcoming May 2016 elections. Dela Rosa confirmed this as he formally joined the ruling Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino (PDP) Laban party. The oath-taking was administered by PDP-Laban President and ...

    • 22 September 2018
      3 days ago No comment

      The Predator (PG)

      Warrior! Once upon a time a famous body builder from Austria got one of his early starring starts in a science fiction laced thriller featuring aliens. To some not having Arnold Schwarzenegger in 20th Century Fox’s The Predator May be pause for concern. Not so. Thanks to a cracking ...

    • 22 September 2018
      4 days ago No comment

      Health is wealth (and things we tend to ignore)

      We human beings have a tendency to put off everything to the last minute, especially our health. When we don’t feel pain or when we feel we are in tip top shape, we skip a dental or doctor’s appointment just because we feel we don’t have an eed for ...

    • 21 September 2018
      4 days ago No comment

      City of Vancouver names plaza after late Filipino community pillar Mel Tobias

      The city council of Vancouver has approved the naming of a plaza after Mel Tobias, a respected pillar in the Filipino community who passed away last year. The Mel Tobias Plaza is one of 15 civic places that council named after prominent Vancouver residents in a meeting on September ...

    %d bloggers like this: