COVID-19 Update: What is EMERGENCY care?

Author: Dr Robert Speirs |


What is considered EMERGENCY CARE?


We have received several questions about what is considered emergency care and would be considered treatable in the office for the next 2 weeks.


If you are experiencing pain that is getting in the way of your daily life, making you unable to provide or care for yourself or others or unable to manage your daily activities we would consider that a case for care.


Please do not hesitate to contact our office. Dr. Speirs will be available "on call" all weekend via call forwarding. If you call the office you will be forwarded to his cell phone directly between 8am-8pm.


There are circumstances where we will be forced to ask you to wait to see us including:


- If you have traveled outside of Manitoba we ask that you self-quarantine for 14 days before seeing us (or anyone else).


- If you have been in contact with anyone who has traveled outside of Manitoba and is sick, please wait 14 days to see us.


- If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (Deep dry cough, fever, aches) or are sick at all we will be unable to see you at this time.


If you are coming into the office know that we have undergone extensive steps to sanitize the office for your visit. We ask that you do the same and ensure you practice good hygiene on arrival (including sanitizing your hands when you arrive) and arrive unaccompanied to avoid any crossover in the waiting room.


At this time the office will be pen Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Any changes in this plan will be announced on all our social platforms as well as on our website in the blog section at



Thank you for your time and consideration in this trying and challenging time.