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Assessment Centres

Three COVID-19 Assessment Centres have opened in the Grey Bruce region (Kincardine, Owen Sound, Hanover) to help identify and triage patients with symptoms of COVID-19.

 

The Assessment Centres will help expand hospital capacity to assess and screen patients who have symptoms of COVID-19, and free up Emergency Department resources to continue to safely manage the normal volume of patients.

 

Who should come to the Assessment Centre?

 

The Assessment Centres are for individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 who are having difficulty managing at home. Please follow these guidelines to determine if you should come. A self assessment tool is also available for your reference here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

 

  1. If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to the Assessment Centre.
  2. If you have mild symptoms, and you can manage at home, please stay home and self-isolate.  Do not come to the Assessment Centre. Information on self-isolation, as well as guidance for care givers and family members in the home, is available here: www.ontario.ca/coronavirus.
  3. If you have symptoms, and are struggling at home, come to an Assessment Centre.
  4. If you are very ill, go to the nearest Emergency Department or call 911.

 

How does the Assessment Centre work?

 

Your first point of interaction at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Kincardine will be through your car window.  You will enter the hospital property at the main entrance on Queen Street, and with signage and staff, you will be directed into a specific lane for COVID-19 assessment.  Once you arrive at the Assessment Centre location, you will be greeted by a health care worker who will ask you a number of questions through your car window.  Then, depending on your symptoms, you will either be brought in for additional assessment, or will be released with specific instructions around self-monitoring or self-isolation.

 

Should further assessment be required, you will be asked to park your vehicle in a specific location, and will then be asked to go to one of several areas which have been constructed as part of the Assessment Centre.  The Assessment Centre consists of two tents, a trailer, and a small area of the hospital which has been cordoned off from the remainder of the hospital.  We would encourage you to dress appropriately for the weather.

 

Please note, due to limited availability of swabs, testing will only be completed for high risk patients.

 

Following screening at the Assessment Centres, patients will be sent home to self-isolate and monitor symptoms, unless the patient is critically ill and requires hospitalization.

 

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Most patients experience mild symptoms, and recover fully without treatment within two weeks.

 

Assessment Centre Locations (appointments not necessary): 

 

Grey Bruce Health Services – Owen Sound Regional Hospital

Location:

Portable facility just outside the entrance to the Owen Sound Hospital Emergency Department

Opening Date:

Wednesday, March 18

Hours of Operation:

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, 7 days per week

 

South Bruce Grey Health Centre – Kincardine Hospital

Location:

Portable facility located between hospital and medical clinic

Opening Date:

Thursday, March 19

Hours of Operation:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 7 days per week

 

Hanover & District Hospital

Location:

Main entrance to the hospital

Opening Date:

Thursday, March 19

Hours of Operation:

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 7 days per week