Dr Howard Schneider
-If you are an existing patient: emails, phone calls, pharmacy faxes will be returned Tuesday and Friday afternoons (except for dates below). 24/7/365 response is no longer possible unfortunately.
-If for some reason your email or phone call does not appear to be returned, please follow the steps we have discussed.
-*I cannot return medically-related phone calls or emails if there is no active medical chart -- please speak to your family physician to contact me if there is something medically related.
-*If you were a former patient and email me about some question, please note that I cannot even acknowledge that you were a patient of mine, due to privacy issues of such a message.
-If you were a former patient please note that I cannot refill prescriptions or fill in even simple notes since I must by regulation have an active chart to do this.
-If there is an emergency please speak to your family physician or go to your local emergency department. Do not leave a message or email for emergency situations.
-It is not possible to return messages on or between these dates: [None]
-Please follow the plan to contact me we have discussed.
URGENT HOME VISITS
-Please note that 'mask-free' is not possible at this time, regardless of medical exemptions for patients, caregivers, lodgers or home staff. Effective masks are required. Face shields are not sufficient. If this is not possible (for example due to medical exemptions) we can discuss alternative routes to help.
MARCH 14, 2020
COVID OFFICE CLOSURE (NON-EMERGENCIES)
In support of the government's efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, all appointments will continue via ordinary telephone or approved government telemedicine system, where possible, until Feb 1, 2021.
Continuity of Care:
Please see 'Circle of Care' for additional information.
-After February 1, 2021: You must contact your family physician
or if not possible your local hospital emergency department.
Family Medicine Practicing in Psychotherapy
My practice is restricted to psychotherapy and psychopharmacology of psychiatric disorders.
A referral from your family doctor is required and must be faxed to the number above. I am only able to take a few new patients each month -- your family doctor must write or
speak with me as to what is desired in assessment and treatment, and if other resources in the community would make more sense for you. Note: At this time, I am unable to take any