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By telephone: 613-799-2668 or 613-725-1733 ext. 208 By text message: 613-799-2668 By email: lc@bethanyhopecentre.ca By postal mail: Learning Coach 820 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, ON,  K2A 3V7

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Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information.
A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 1-866-797-0000TTY: 1-866-797-0007

How it works
When you call, a Registered Nurse will ask you to answer questions so they can assess your health problem and give you advice.Telehealth Ontario nurses will not diagnose your illness or give you medicine. They will direct you to the most appropriate level of care or may put you in contact with a health professional who can advise you on your next steps. The nurse will help you decide whether to:

handle a problem yourself
visit your doctor or nurse practitioner
go to a cliniccontact a community service
go to a hospital emergency room

Who can call?
Anyone can call Telehealth Ontario to ask a health-related question.
This service is:confidential - you may be asked to provide your health card number, but it is not requiredprovided in both English and French, with translation support for some other languagesfree for all users

What you can ask?
You can contact Telehealth Ontario when you have health-related questions or concerns about:
illness or injury that may need medical careillnesses that don't go away or keep coming back

food and healthy living
teen health and issues
depression, suicide or other mental health concerns
medications and drug interactions
breastfeeding

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Measles is a serious infection that lasts for one to two weeks.  As you know, measles is on the rise both in the United States and Canada, mainly because more and more parents are not vaccinating their children.  Affected provinces in Canada include British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario [Toronto area].  
Symptoms of measles includes high fever, cough, rash, runny nose, watery eyes.
Complications of measles include ear infection (about 1 in 10 children), pneumonia (about 1 in 10 children), encephalitis (in about 1 in 1000 children) (an infection of the brain tissue that can cause brain damage and mental impairment.
In pregnant, women, measles can cause miscarriage or premature birth.
How measles spreads: measles spreads very easily from person to person.  An infected person can pass it to others by coughing, sneezing or even talking.
Can I prevent my child from getting measles?  
YES, YOU CAN! Have regular vaccinations either with your family doctor, Ottawa Public Health Vaccine Clinic, or here at Bethany Hope Centre.  
Contact Nurse Cathy for more information  613.725.1733 ext 201