For Health Care Providers and Caregivers

For Health Care Providers and Caregivers

Learn more about what to do if you are a health care provider or if you are caring for someone who is sick.


As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, changes have been made to ways pharmacists can provide medications. This includes providing refills and emergency supplies of prescription drugs. Pharmacists are not able to provide new medications without a prescription.

To learn more about changes to pharmacy services see:

Self-Isolation for First Responders

First responders assist many who have cold or flu-like symptoms. This can include people who may exhibit symptoms of COVID-19.

If you are a first-responder you do not need to self-isolate unless

  • You are directed to do so by public health
  • You begin to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

It is advised that you monitor yourself daily for symptoms. Staying home when you are sick is the best way to protect others.

  • BCCDC: First Responders

Advice for Caregivers

If you are caring for someone with COVID-19, you will need to take steps to protect yourself from infection. Learn more:

Pregnant Women and COVID-19

Pregnancy does not increase the risk of getting COVID-19. Pregnant women should follow the same self-isolation guidelines as everyone in the community. If a woman becomes ill during her pregnancy, proper assessment should be done by a health care provider.

Learn more about assessment for pregnant women for COVID-19:

Last updated: April 1, 2020

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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