COVID-19 Assessment Centre - Burk's Falls

COVID-19 Assessment Centre - Burk's Falls

22-Oct-2020

COVID-19 Assessment Centre - Burk's Falls COVID-19 Assessment Centre - Burk's Falls


EMS Mobile East Parry Sound COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Clinic Purpose:

To assess and, swab people who may be infected with COVID-19 with a goal of testing symptomatic and high-risk asymptomatic people in close contact with KNOWN confirmed COVID-19 case to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

How to Access:

  • The clinic can be accessed BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • For safety reasons, “walk-in” appointments are strictly prohibited.
  • There are options for people who are limited by transportation and/or mobility. 

To book a SYMPTOMATIC TEST call705-774-8378

  • Calls answered Monday- Friday
  • Tests Booked Tuesdays and Thursdays only
  • Positive symptoms
  • Close personal contact (not a contact of a contact) with a KNOWN Positive Case of COVID-19 OR as suggested by Public Health through contact tracing
  • COVID 19 APP positive contact detected (greater than 15 minutes within 6 feet, no PPE)

Text Box: DO NOT ENTER THE PHARMACY if you have symptoms. You will be provided instructions when your call is answered.
LOCATION: Drive Through Testing Completed BY APPOINTMENT in Carport of Almaguin Highlands Health Centre 150 Huston Street.  Information provided at time of booking.

 

Who should be tested for COVID-19

  1. EMS mobile East Parry Sound and WPSHC Assessment Centre have a very low threshold for ANY symptoms.
  2. There is a Priority for testing given to;
  • Symptomatic essential workers and staff who work in health care facilities.
  • Symptomatic residents and staff in Long Term Care facilities and retirement homes and other institutional settings eg. Homeless Shelter (as per outbreak guidance).
  • Symptomatic teachers, support staff, and students.
  • Symptomatic members of remote, isolated, rural and/or indigenous communities.
  • Symptomatic travelers identified at point of entry to Ontario.
  • Asymptomatic essential workers or high-risk people/populations with close contact to CONFIRMED COVID-19 case (less than 2 meters without PPE).
  • Asymptomatic close contact as recommended by Public health or COVID-19 APP.  Recommended 5-10 days post contact or ASAP if symptoms develop.
  1. Results are typically reported 3-7 days. 
  2. All results will be accessed through the online portal https://covid-19.ontario.ca/. You will ONLY be contacted by Public Health if you test positive for COVID-19. You will need your health card to retrieve your results.

-          If you do not have internet or an Ontario Health Card, call the Assessment Centre East Parry Sound 705-774-8378 for support with accessing your results. Please leave a message with your name, phone number and Health Card Number along with the swab date and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

  1. You may also call the Health Unit Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1-800-563-2808 option 5.


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