Pandemic Update

 

We are very pleased to welcome partners/family members back into the clinic! The mask mandate remains in place. 

Often the first person you meet will be a member of our administrative staff. With the stress of the pandemic and changing guidelines, there has unfortunately been an increase in abusive and aggressive language and behavior towards our staff. We are committed to supporting a safe workplace and will not tolerate any inappropriate treatment of staff, students, or midwives. This includes swearing, shouting, refusing to follow public health guidelines, refusing to leave when requested, and general disruptive behavior. If you cannot follow these guidelines your midwives will contact you to help you obtain other care.

MASK POLICY:

 

While the mask mandate for the province of Ontario will be lifted for most indoor public places as of March 21st, 2022, the Ministry of Health guidelines still requires masks to be worn in health care settings, including clinics such as Midwife Alliance. These guidelines will remain in place until further notice and apply to all midwives, students, clients and family members over the age of 2.

Please do not come to the clinic if anyone in your household has suspected or confirmed covid-19, or is self-isolating. 

If you are sick, please don’t come to the clinic. Call reception and we will reschedule your appointment.

Wash or sanitize your hands upon entering the clinic. 

Phone Assessments:
We can achieve a lot over the phone including answering your questions, informing you about relevant topics related to pregnancy and birth, arranging ultrasounds, sending prescriptions to the pharmacy, and ordering bloodwork. We will plan to book phone appointments at 15-16 weeks to bridge the gap between 10 and 20 weeks and to ensure that all laboratory and ultrasound reports have been explained. If you would prefer a phone assessment over an in-person visit for any of your other scheduled visits, please let us know. We continue to be available at all times by pager for emergencies, births and urgent breastfeeding and newborn concerns.

About us

Established in 1994, Midwife Alliance has grown into a shared care practice of fourteen midwives.

Our midwives have trained in a variety of settings, internationally and in Canada. All midwives are currently registered with the College of Midwives of Ontario and the Association of Ontario Midwives.

Our midwives hold privileges at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, the Toronto Birth Centre, and also conduct births at home.

We serve a diverse community of people residing within our catchment area that extends from Lake Ontario in the south, to Highway 401 in north, Hurontario in the west, to Bathurst Street in the east.

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