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Private COVID-19 Testing for Travel now available at Imperial Medical Clinic. For more information, please click here.

Wear a face mask before entering the building.

If you do not have one, a face mask will be provided to you. For your safety and our staff, this is mandatory.

If you have not been instructed to come into clinic, please do not come into the clinic. Your Family Doctor may be working remotely and may not be able to see you.

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🇨🇦Short trips 72 hours or less by land and air🇨🇦

Starting November 30, 2021, Canadians or individuals who have right of entry, qualify as fully vaccinated travellers and who re-enter Canada within 72 hours of leaving, won’t have to provide a pre-entry molecular test result. This will also apply to their accompanying children under 12, regardless of whether or not the children are vaccinated.

  • Individuals with right of entry include: Canadian citizens, permanent residents, those registered under the Indian Act, and their accompanying children under 12. Check if you qualify as fully vaccinated
  • For example, a Canadian citizen who left Canada on November 29, 2021 and returned on November 30, 2021 and who met the requirements of the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, would not have to provide a pre-entry test result

You will still need a COVID-19 test for entry to USA or another country.

🇺🇸 New USA COVID-19 Test Entry Requirements 🇺🇸

Updated by US CDC on 2 December 2021

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All air passengers 2 years or older with a flight departing to the US from a foreign country at or after 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT) on December 6, 2021, are required show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 1 day before travel, or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, before they board their flight.

  • Air passengers will also be required to confirm in the form of an attestation that the information they present is true.

For the full list of requirements and exemptions, please review the language in the Order.

Imperial Medical Clinic offers same day COVID-19 testing for travel to USA:

Same Day Antigen Testing

URGENT PCR Testing

2021 Flu Shots

LAST UPDATED 2 Nov 2021 @ 14:45

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Imperial Medical Clinic will be receiving our supply of Flu (Immunization) Shots for the 2021/22 season.

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, we can expect a return of influenza circulation in the community. Influenza – or the flu – spreads very easily, and can cause serious complications or death in vulnerable people, including young children and hospital patients or long-term care residents. You can spread influenza for 24 hours before you have any symptoms, so you can pass influenza on to your family and friends before you even know you are sick.

The most effective way to prevent the spread of influenza is by getting the influenza vaccine, staying home when sick, and washing your hands regularly.

So far, we have received the following flu vaccines stocked:

Fluzone Quadrivalent (2021-2022)

FluLaval TETRA (2021-2022)

FluMist (2021-2022, for ages 2-12)

FLU SHOTS are available for the next 3-5 weeks, every:

TUESDAYS 10:30AM – 12:00PM

WEDNESDAYS 3:00PM – 5:00PM

SATURDAYS TBD

Please call the clinic to book your flu shot appoinment.

COVID-19 Vaccine 3rd Dose

A third dose of COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for some people with compromised immune systems. Some people do not develop a strong immune response from two doses of vaccine because of the use of certain medications and treatments, as well as some health conditions.
For this group, it takes an additional dose to have a reasonable level of immunity and protection against COVID-19. Studies show that giving a third dose to complete the initial vaccine series can help individuals with compromised immune systems creates a stronger immune response to protect them from COVID-19. Individuals in this group will be invited through the provincial Get Vaccinated system to get a third dose of vaccine.
This recommendation aligns with the recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A 3RD DOSE?

People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should receive a third dose of vaccine. The group includes:

Solid organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy

  • People who have had a solid organ transplant. May include a heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas or islet cells, bowel or combination organ transplant.
Treatment for solid tumour or malignant hematologic conditions
  • People who have received an anti-CD20 drug for a malignant condition since January 2020.
  • People who are receiving or received systemic therapy (including chemotherapy, molecular therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies including CAR-T, monoclonal antibodies, hormonal therapy for cancer) in March 2020 or later. This includes solid tumours as well as hematologic cancers within this time period.
  • People who are receiving or received radiation therapy for cancer in October 2020 or later.
Bone marrow or stem cell transplant
  • People who had bone marrow or stem cell transplant in September 2019 or later, or are still taking immunosuppressant medications related to transplant.
Moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency
  • People with combined immune deficiencies affecting T-cells, immune dysregulation (particularly familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis) or those with type 1 interferon defects (caused by a genetic primary immunodeficiency disorder or secondary to anti-interferon autoantibodies).
  • People with moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency which has been diagnosed by an adult or pediatric immunologist and requires ongoing immunoglobulin replacement therapy (IVIG or SCIG) or the primary immunodeficiency has a confirmed genetic cause (e.g. DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
Prior AIDS defining illness or Prior CD4 count ≤ 200/mm3 or Prior CD4 fraction ≤ 15% or any detectable plasma viral load since January 2021 or HIV infection and ≥ 65 years old or perinatally acquired HIV infection.

Active treatment with the following immunosuppressive therapies:

  • People who received treatment since January 2020 with any anti-CD20 agents (such as rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab,  obinutuzumab, ibritumomab, tositumomab).
  • People who have been treated since January 2020 with b-cell depleting agents (such as epratuzumab, MEDI-551, belimumab, BR3-Fc, AMG-623, Atacicept, anti-BR3, alemtuzumab).
  • People who have been treated with biologics since December 15, 2020: abatacept, adalimumab, anakinra, benralizumab, brodalumab, canakinumab, certolizumab, dupilumab, etanercept, golimumab, guselkumab, infliximab, interferon products (alpha, beta, and pegylated forms), ixekizumab, mepolizumab, natalizumab, omalizumab, resilizumab, risankizumab, sarilumab, secukinumab, tildrakizumab, tocilizumab, ustekinumab, or vedolizumab.
  • People who have been treated with oral immune-suppressing drugs since December 15, 2020: azathioprine, baricitinib, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine, leflunomide, dimethyl fumerate, everolimus, fingolimod, mycophenolate, siponimod, sirolimus, tacrolimus, tofacitinib, upadacitinib, methotrexate, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, prednisone, methylprednisolone, or teriflunomide.
  • People who have been treated with steroids orally or by injection on an ongoing basis since December 15, 2020: dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, or prednisone.
  • People who have been treated with immune-suppressing Infusions/injections since December 15, 2020: cladribine, cyclophosphamide, glatiramer, methotrexate.
Dialysis and/or with severe kidney or renal disease
  • People on dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis) or have stage 5 chronic kidney disease (eGFR <15ml/min) or have glomerulonephritis and receiving steroid treatment

 

HOW DO I GET THE 3RD DOSE?

You will receive an invitation by text, email, or phone call through the Get Vaccinated system about how and when to book a third dose.
You must wait at least four weeks after your second dose to get your third dose.
People who are not eligible and who did not receive an invitation through the Get Vaccinated system will not be able to get a third dose.
If you believe you meet the criteria to get a third dose and have not been contacted by October 8, get in touch with your health care provider. Your health care provider can complete the Attestation Letter to confirm your eligibility for a third dose.
You do not need a third dose to be considered fully vaccinated on your BC Vaccine Card.

 

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, please visit BC CDC or the Doctors of BC website.

Dr. Matthew Kalinowski change of location of practice

An Important Notice From Dr. Kalinowski

There will be some changes to Dr. Kalinowski’s schedule, effective June 21, 2021.

Dear Patients:

I am writing to inform you that I have made the difficult decision to permanently move my medical practice to Downtown Vancouver. My last day of practice in Imperial Medical Clinic will be November 1st, 2021.

Despite my best efforts, working out of more than one clinic became increasingly unsustainable. Moving forward I plan to practice out of one location only, providing a single point of care throughout the entire week.

Your medical records/chart will automatically be transferred to my new downtown office.

For those who would like me to continue to care for them, I will be more than happy to continue your care at my new office location. I understand the distance may be inconvenient and not desirable; many may decide to remain locally.

I will continue to care for you in Burnaby until November 1st, 2021 to provide you adequate time to find another medical practitioner if you decide to leave my care.

The new office downtown office is:

SKY MEDICAL CLINIC

305-1160 Burrard Street

Vancouver BC V6Z 2E8

T: 604 681 8735; F: 604 608 8740

email: drkalinowski.moa@outlook.com

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Imperial Medical Clinic for further information.

Thank you for allowing me to care for you over the last 2.5 years, it has been a privilege and a honor.

Sincerely,

DR. M KALINOWSKI

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to have a new Family Doctor, you may consider the following options:

  1. Request to be added to the wait-list at Imperial Medical Clinic, please email info@imperialmedicalclinic.ca with your name, DOB, and PHN. ; OR
  2. Visit the Burnaby Divisions of Family Practice to be added to the Family Doctor Wait-list.
  3. If you are not a resident of Burnaby, please contact your local Divisions of Family Practice:

Immigration Medical Exams (IME)

Imperial Medical Clinic offers Immigration Medical Exams (IME) by certified Panel Physicians. Also known as eMedical, or UpFront Medical, these appointments are booked online only. Please note, we are not able to book appointments over the phone.

IMEs can be simply done in a few steps:

Step 1. Book Appointment

Book your appointment online. Please make sure you fill out the intake and consent form.

Step 2. Medical Exam

Please arrive a few minutes early. If you require a translator, please bring a translator with you. The IME may include but not limited to:

  • Vision Test
  • Urine Sample Collection

Please bring the following items:

  • Immigration Documents
  • Passport or BC Services Card/BC Driver’s License
  • All current medications
  • Glasses or contacts
  • Work Permit (If available)

Step 3. Chest X-Ray

You will be given a requisition for a Chest X-Ray (at Brooke Radiology)

Step 4. Blood Test

You will be given a requisition for a Blood Test (at LifeLabs)

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Seniors COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Now Available

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/seniors

Vaccine call centres are open for seniors born in 1931 or earlier or Indigenous peoples born in 1956 or earlier. You can book a vaccine appointment for yourself or your spouse. You can also have a family member or friend call for you. It’s easy and safe to book over the phone.

When you can call is based on your age

I’m born in 1931 or earlier (90+) or I’m Indigenous and born in 1956 or earlier (65+)

Please call now.

I’m born in 1936 or earlier (85+)

Please call the week of March 15.

I’m born in 1941 or earlier (80+)

Please call the week of March 22.

Fraser Health residents may book online.

https://fraser-health-staff-vaccinations.myhealthinfo.ca/index.php

Dr. Matthew Kalinowski – THURSDAY In Clinic Visits

Dr. Kalinowski will now be in clinic for face-to-face visits on Thursdays. If you require a face-to-face visit, please ensure Dr. Kalinowski has authorized for an in-clinic visit.

Please note, in-clinic visits must be booked by Dr. Kalinowski or by calling our clinic. All online booked appointments will remain telephone appointments.

Mandatory Mask Policy: BC Ministry of Health

Mask Use in Health Care Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In accordance to align with BC Ministry of Health’s Policy, Imperial Medical Clinic will be implementing a mandatory medical mask use in all clinical settings.

All patients must wear a medical mask while inside the clinic at all times, unless requested or authorized by your physician. If you do not have a medical mask, a staff will provide you one. If you are not able to wear a medical mask, please wait outside or in your vehicle and call the clinic to check in.

Ministry of Health Policy: Mask Use in Health Care Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Better Health Care is Our Mission

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm service. Limited Same Day Appointments are Available.

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FAX LINE: (604) 409-4000

4648 Imperial Street, Burnaby, B.C. V5J 1B8

info@imperialmedicalclinic.ca