Please note that the Kincardine Family Health Team COVID, Cold, and Flu Care Clinic (CCFCC) has closed as of March 30th, 2023.
What should I do if I have symptoms?
If you or your child have the symptoms listed below and feel you need medical care, here is what you can do.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms you may experience when you have COVID-19 or other cold and flu-like illnesses:
- Fever or chills
- Cough (not related to other causes such as allergies)
- Difficulty breathing
- Decreased or loss of taste or smell
- Runny nose or nasal congestion
- Extreme tiredness
- Sore throat
- Muscle aches or joint pain
- Gastrointestinal symptoms (such as vomiting or diarrhea)
- Abdominal pain (not related to other causes)
- Pink eye (not related to other causes)
If you think you need a COVID-19 test, assessment, or treatment, you can:
- call 811 or visit www.ontario.ca/health811 for more information about testing, assessment and treatment .
- contact your pharmacy or locate the nearest pharmacy that provides COVID-19 testing at
- contact your primary care provider (family doctor)
- if you are unable to get an appointment with your primary care provider’s office or if you do not have a local family doctor, contact the Kincardine Family Health Team
If you think you have COVID-19 and are seeking treatment, don’t delay. You will need to start treatment within 5 days of the start of symptoms.
Review the Family Doctor Tips sheet
Prepared by the Ontario College of Family Physicians, you may find the Family Doctor Tips on
Caring for Children with Respiratory Symptoms tip sheet helpful. It provides tips on deciding
when to seek care for a child with respiratory illness and how to support your child at home.
When do I need to go to the emergency department?
If you or your child develop severe symptoms, call 911 or go to the emergency department.
For adults, severe symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Loss of consciousness
For children, severe symptoms include:
- Working hard or straining to breathe – for example, the lower chest is moving in more than
normal when the child breathes, the child is grunting, or the child’s nostrils are flaring
- Bluish skin
- Unable to breastfeed or drink
- Very sleepy or difficult to wake
- Peeing less than usual
- Fever with rash
- Seizures or convulsions
- Fever in an infant younger than 3 months
Learn more about fever in young infants. Read the WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: FEVER information sheet prepared by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
If you are worried your child is seriously ill, call 911 or go to the emergency department.