Updates related to Coronavirus
During this challenging time, we want you to know that we remain open and ready to serve your patients as your trusted medical imaging provider. We have created a COVID-19 information page, which we update regularly with our enhanced screening processes and temporary service changes. We've also introduced reserved exam times for vulnerable patients.
Please note that our South Calgary Health and Regina clinics are the only Mayfair Diagnostics locations that will provide X-ray services for patients who have a COVID-19 positive diagnosis and require X-ray services for other medical conditions. This guide explains how best to proceed when you have a COVID-19 positive patient in Alberta.
See below for our most recently distributed communications to medical professionals:
Alberta physicians update: Further availability of services (PDF) July 3
Saskatchewan physicians update: X-ray services revision (PDF) June 30
Saskatchewan physicians update: X-ray services (PDF) June 26
Saskatchewan physicians update: Changes to opening hours (PDF) June 22
Alberta physicians update: Further availability of services (PDF) May 25
Saskatchewan physicians update: Dedicated COVID & MRI hours (PDF) May 21
Alberta physicians udate: Further availability of services (PDF) May 20
Saskatchewan physicians update: Additional services (PDF) May 4
Alberta physicians update: Reintroduction of selected services (PDF) April 27
Saskatchewan physicians update: Service provision (PDF) April 17
Alberta physicians update: Pre-injection assessment service (PDF) April 9
Alberta physicians update: COVID-19 positive patients (PDF) March 30
Alberta physicians update: Revised services (PDF) March 23
Updates for Chiropractors and Physiotherapists
When diagnostic imaging is needed, chiropractors and physiotherapists will need to advise their patients that these services are now uninsured “patient pay” services, when they are ordered by a chiropractor or physiotherapist. There will be a cost for each examination. Please call our Contact Centre at 403.777.1999 if you would like pricing information.
Chiropractors and physiotherapists will also be unable to refer patients for arthrograms, bone mineral densitometry evaluations, pain therapy procedures*, and nuclear medicine imaging. These services will not be offered as “patient pay” exams. They will need to be ordered by a general practitioner or specialist.
Only X-ray and ultrasound exams will have a “patient pay” option for each exam, when ordered by a chiropractor or physiotherapist. Our price list for these exams is fully in line with the Schedule of Medical Benefits. Mayfair will continue to accept all MRI and CT referrals from chiropractors, and MRI referrals from physiotherapists with an Advanced Certificate, with the exception of MRI and CT arthrograms, on a private pay basis after March 31, 2020.
*Mayfair can provide pre-assessment services where a chiropractic patient might need a spine injection (neck and back). This would include the provision of a treatment plan and pain management options, as well as consultation for physician-directed imaging and ordering of the appropriate pain therapy.
Alberta chiropractors update: Pre-injection assessment service for Pain Therapy patients with spinal conditions (PDF) May 27
Alberta chiropractors update (PDF) May 6
Alberta physiotherapists update (PDF) May 6