All visitors and support persons must monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms before each visit. Stay at home if you feel unwell. Active screening of visitors and support persons will take place before entering the facility. A screener will greet patients and ask a series of questions related to COVID-19, including questions about COVID-19 symptoms and recent travel.
Albert County Community Health Centre: 8am to 11:30am, Monday through Thursday.
Hillsborough Satellite Office: 8:30am to 11:30am, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning the week of April 12. Call for an appointment (506-882-3100) or have your health care provider fax your lab requisition to the ACCHC fax number: 506-882-3101.
Physiotherapy update: Physio has implemented a new process for booking patient appointments. This revised process allows patients to book their own appointments at a time that works for them. Physicians and nurse practitioners will give patients an Outpatient Therapeutics Appointment Booking Card or a toll-free phone number and inform their patients they are to call and schedule their own appointments. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we work to improve patient care.
COVID-19 testing: For the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.gnb.ca/coronavirus. You can register for a test online by clicking “Get Tested” on the webpage, calling Tele- Care 811, or contacting your primary care provider. COVID-19 tests are done at the ACCHC, but the initial contact is made through either the webpage, 811 or your primary care provider. If using the website, you can select Riverside-Albert as the location.
Your request is then forwarded to the location of your choice. Staff will phone you and schedule an appointment. If you are eligible (at least 16 years of age), you will receive a code to register for MyHealthNB, where you can access your test results online. This is the fastest way to access your COVID-19 test results. For more information, visit MyHealthNB website (myhealth.gnb.ca) or call for tech support at 1-844-462-8387. Please call the health centre for any assistance.
COVID-19 vaccinations: Public Health will announce the details on when and where community vaccinations are being offered. Stay tuned. Up-to-date information can be found at www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19/vaccine.html.
Patient Connect NB: The health centre is actively working with the Primary Health Care Access Coordinator of the Moncton Area to ensure those living in rural Albert County have access to a primary health care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, you need to call 811 or register online with Patient Connect NB, the provincial patient registry, at www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/health/Hospital-Services/content/Patient_Connect_NB.html If you require assistance, please call the health centre.
Equipment update: The health centre continually strives to improve the services to the residents of our communities. Over the past year a blood pressure (BP) monitor and a bladder scanner have been purchased. Since 2019, the following equipment has been provided through your donations and support of the Bennett and Albert County Health Care (BACH) Foundation Inc.: 24-hour blood pressure monitor, a wheelchair for the Hillsborough Satellite Office, Holter Monitor and, more recently, a new digital scale. The staff of the health centre and satellite office extend their sincere appreciation for the Foundation’s continued support and commitment to our communities.
Keep safe! Wear a mask. Clean your hands.
Practice physical distancing.
Albert County Community Health Centre: 882-3100
By Phyllis Hudson, Facility Manager, Albert County Community Health Centre.