COVID-19 RESOURCES

The following links and information are provided in support of Calgary Zone family physicians. Please note that advice, recommendations and best practices related to COVID-19 that are referenced via these links are changing and/or being updated daily. Please refer to the 'source of truth' below for the latest information, and view the content below in the context of the date and time it was produced.

At a glance: Latest news, updates, links

  1. Pathways: Calgary Zone COVID-19 adult pathway (note: the Long COVID and pediatric pathways have been discontinued)

  2. COVID-19 resources: Viral respiratory testing advice for physicians | COVID-19 FAQs | Post-COVID resources for health professionalsCalgary Zone COVID-19 response infographic

  3. Latest Q&A, news: July 29 Calgary Zone newsletter

  4. Latest webinar links: Register for Sept. 12 webinar | Video: Paxlovid in Primary Care (Paxlovid, COVID-19 and anxiety) | Slides: May 30 webinar | Survey for webinar attendees (May 30) | Physician Q&A

Paxlovid resources

  1. Testing advice document | Key messages: Rapid antigen testing

  2. Ordering form: Rapid tests

  3. Pharmacy locator (Paxlovid prescribing)

  4. Paxlovid eligibility, information

  5. Clinical resource guide

  6. Healthcare provider FAQ

  7. Long-term care and designated supportive living info

COVID-19 pathways & tele-advice

  1. Adult pathway: Calgary Zone COVID-19 adult pathway 

  2. Tele-advice: Please click on the 'COVID' button via specialistlink.ca or call 403.910.2551

Education events / webinars

  1. May 30, 2022: Video: Paxlovid in Primary Care (Paxlovid, COVID-19 and anxiety) | Slides: May 30 webinar | Survey for webinar attendees (May 30) | Physician Q&A

  2. December 13, 2021: Video: The Missing Link (Specialist Link, COVID-19 and psychedelics) | Slides: Dec. 13 webinar

  3. October 18, 2021: Video: Checking In, Checking Up (Taking the pulse of family physicians during the fourth wave) | Slides: Dr. Jim Kellner on COVID-19 science | Physician and Family Support Program & evaluation link | Physician Q&A

  4. September 13, 2021: Video: Sept 13 webinar featuring Dr. Deena Hinshaw | Physician FAQ document | Slides: Dr. Rick Ward (case studies) | Dr. Christine Luelo's practice perspectives | Dr. Deena Hinshaw: Public health update

  5. June 7, 2021: Video: Mental health & COVID-19 | Slides: Exploring gender identity | Slides: DBT | Slides: COVID-19 family practice update | Evaluation | Physician Q&A document

  6. May 3, 2021: Video: Vaccines and Community Vaccination, with Dr. Deena Hinshaw |Slides: VaccinesCommunity| Mental health moment: Addiction medicine with Dr. Monty Ghosh | Complete the survey | Physician Q&A

  7. April 6, 2021: Video: Community vs. COVID-19 edited webinar | Community vs. COVID-19 slides | Physician Q&A | Register for May 3 webinar

  8. March 1, 2021: Video: COVID-19 conundrums | Physician Q&AWebinar slides (including evaluation)

  9. February 1, 2021, vaccine & alcohol use disorder webinar: Video: vaccine webinar | Video: PrOTCT role play | Video: Alcohol Use Disorder | Physician Q&A | Slides: Alcohol Use Disorder | Opioid update | Vaccine hesitancy - Dr. Cora Constantinescu | Promoting vaccine uptake - Dr. Christine Luelo | What are our patients telling us? - Dr. Rick Ward | Attendance link and registration for next webinar

  10. November 23, 2020: COVID-19 and mental health video | Slides: Pathway updates + agenda/evaluation - Dr. Rick Ward | Patient journey - Dr. Christine Luelo | Virtual care etiquette - Dr. Christine Luelo | Tips for handling the holidays - Dr. Vanessa Chong | Second wave surge - Dr. Jia Hu | Physician Q&A

  11. October 19, 2020: Mental health and COVID-19 videoPhysician Q&A | Slides: Agenda and evaluation/certificate link | Common adult ADHD presentations | Community transmission - Dr. Jia Hu | Lab delays - Julia Hendry | Reducing unnecessary testing - Dr. Janet Reynolds

  12. September 29, 2020: Primary Care Pulse Check edited video | Slides:Primary Care Pulse Check 

  13. August 24, 2020: Video: Back to school webinar | Physician Q&A from event | Slides: Mental health & return to schoolPublic health | Calgary Board of Education | Pediatric COVID-19 considerations | Pediatric pathwaysPrimary care pediatric pathway scenarios

  14. May 25, 2020: Video - Dr. Ward, Andrew Baxter, Dr. Conly, Dr. Luelo, Dr. Reynolds, Dr. McKnight, Dr. Smiljic, Dr. Piesas and Brandie Walker | Slides: Mental health | PCN update | Clinical perspective | Rural perspective | Specialist LINK update | Physician FAQ 

  15. May 4, 2020: Video - Dr. Ward, Dr. Berg, Dr. Hu, Dr. Luelo, Dr. Vyse, Dr. Walker & Dr. Parkins | Slides: Mental health | Public health | PCN update | Dr. Adam Vyse | Specialist LINK experience | COVID science update | Physician FAQ

  16. April 20, 2020: Video - Dr. Ward, Dr. Chong, Dr. Luelo, Dr. Hu & Drs. Parkins and Walker | Slides: Mental health | Mental health toolkit |  PCN update | COVID pathway | Public health | Physician FAQ

  17. April 6, 2020: Video - Dr. Ward, Dr. Berg, Dr. Hu, Dr. Luelo & Drs. Grinman, Parkins, Walker and Cornelson | Slides - COVID pathway | PCN update: Protecting patients in the Medical Home | Downregulating Disregulation | Roth Score | Physician FAQ (April 6)

  18. March 30, 2020: Video: Dr. Ward, Dr. Luelo, Dr. Oakander, Dr. Gill, Dr. Hu | Slides: PCN update | Mental health | Infectious Disease | Public Health | Physician FAQ

  19. March 16, 2020: Video - Dr. Ward, Dr. Luelo, Dr. Gill & Dr. Hu Slides from COVID-19 education event with Dr. John Gill | Physician FAQ

Newsletters / Updates

  1. Physician Q&As, with Dr. Christine Luelo: Sept 3 | Aug 20 | June 18 | May 14 | April 22 |  March 26 | March 11 | February 25 | February 11 |  January 28 | January 14 | 2020: December 17 | December 3 | November 13 | October 29 | September 24 | Tarrant info

  2. COVID-19 news updates: July 29 | July 15 | June 30 | June 17 | June 3 | May 27 | May 20 | May 13 | May 6 | April 29 | April 22 | April 8 | April 1 | Mar 18 | Mar 11 | Mar 4 | Feb. 25 | Feb. 18 | Feb. 11 | Feb. 4 | Jan. 28, 2022 | Jan. 21, 2022 | Jan. 14, 2022 | Jan. 7, 2022 | Dec. 17, 2021 | Dec 3 | Nov 26 | Nov 19Nov 5 | Oct 22Letter to physicians re immunization | Oct 8 | Oct 1 | Sept 16 | Sept 10 | July 29 | July 22 | July 8 | June 25 | June 11 | June 4 | May 7 | April 15 | March 18 | April 8 | April 1 | March 4 | February 18 | February 4 | January 21 | January 7 | 2020: August 27 June 17 | June 3 | May 27 | May 20 | May 22 | May 13 | May 12 | May 15 | May 6 | May 5 | May 8 | May 1 | April 29 |  April 22 | April 24 | April 20 | April 15 | April 8 | April 2 | March 26 | March 19 | March 13

  3. Infographics: Calgary Zone COVID-19 response infographicCalgary Zone COVID-19 response infographic (April 8) | Alberta Find a Doctor infographic | COVID-19 response infographic (February 18)

  4. Community vaccination information: AMA AVI FAQ | Community vaccination update (April 22) | How to become a physician vaccinator | AMA letter | Letter re vaccinations | Vaccination campaign letter from Dr. Spady & Dr. Greyvenstein | 

  5. Clinic scripts: Access clinic variants script | Clinic scripts for COVID-19 results

  6. Calgary Zone Letter to Physicians (April 3, 2020) | Timely follow-up care for COVID-19 patients (November 25, 2020) 

  7. Other links and resources: Management of hospitalized patients |  | COVID-19 therapies | Info for expectant and new parents | AVI Q&A | Fatigue vs. depletion | Post-exposure study | Aerosols question | VITT guidance | Letter to physicians re AstraZeneca | Axillary adenopathy in patients with COVID-19 vaccination | DI notifications memo | Gestational diabetes in pregnancy |  Spacing recommendations |  Vaccination in pregnancy | AHS vaccination memo | Choosing Wisely Alberta funding proposals | Physicians to surveil COVID patients

  8. Memos: Cardiac diagnostics | Reintroduction of Mayfair services | EFW referral details | Smoking cessation supports | COVID risk prediction tools |  | BMJ | Lab | Testing X-ray services | Ambulatory clinics  | Postpartum info | Formula guidance

COVID-19 information

Information for physicians: ahs.ca/covidphc | Information for patients: ahs.ca/covid

Physician wellness

  1. AMA Physician and Family Support Program: 1.877.767.4637

  2. CMPA physician wellness services & resources

  3. Mental Wellness Moment videos

Contacts

Billing / AMA

  1. AMA virtual care resources

  2. Alberta Health virtual codes bulletin (March 23, 2020)

  3. AMA Billing Corner: Virtual Codes (March 23, 2020)

  4. Crisis codes (March 23, 2020)

  5. 03.01AD bulletin (March 18, 2020)

  6. Complex modifier change cancelled