Clinical care: Pathways, Evidence and Practical Supports contains information for primary care practices in Hamilton and the surrounding area. Here, you will find screening and clinical pathways, evidence summaries; information about health and community services, including referrals; and other resources for you and your patients to help you provide seamless, quality care to our community during the COVID pandemic and beyond.

Using the Pathway for COVID Care in the Community

Visit Assessment, Monitoring and Management of COVID

This information is rapidly changing, particularly around service availability. If there is information that needs updating that you think is important, please feel free to contact us at

Latest COVID-19 Case Numbers and Provincial Response Framework

Latest Updates

New resource “Paxlovid for a Patient on a DOAC” added to Antivirals / Paxlovid Access page

Paxlovid prescribing form added to EMR Templates page (April 18 – an error was found on previous version, new version now posted)

Updates to the eligibility criteria and new referral form on Antivirals / Paxlovid Access page and in Tab 7: Medications on Assessment, Monitoring and Management page

Updates to RAT swab collection method for Omicron in COVID Testing and Clinical Diagnosis / Testing in your Clinic Section

New section on asymptomatic screening with RATs: COVID Testing and Clinical Diagnosis / How to Use RATs for Asymptomatic Screening Section

New section added in the Patient Resources Tab: Patient Resources / How and When to Use Rapid Antigen Tests

Updated Risk Stratification table in Tab 6: Monitoring and follow-up on Assessment, Monitoring and Management page

Updates to the Testing and Clinical Diagnosis page and Tab 8: Isolation Guidelines on the Assessment, Management and Monitoring pathway, and Return to Work / Work Self-Isolation page to reflect the Feb 3 Ministry of Health updated guidance.

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