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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 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.



Testing is available at the Assessment Centre for the following groups:

  1. All people with at least one symptom of COVID-19, even if mild
  2. People who are concerned they have been exposed to COVID-19 through exposure to a confirmed or suspected case
  3. People who are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their employment, including essential workers (e.g. health care workers, grocery store employees, LCBO, etc.)
  4. Those requiring COVID-19 testing in order to visit a long-term care home, prior to surgery, or require testing for any other reason. 


A self assessment tool is available for your reference here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

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.



Following screening at the Assessment Centres, patients will be sent home to self-isolate and monitor symptoms as required, 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): 


South Bruce Grey Health Centre – Kincardine Hospital


Portable facility located between hospital and medical clinic

Hours of Operation:

12:00 – 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday (closed Monday, August 3 for Civic Holiday)


Grey Bruce Health Services – Owen Sound Regional Hospital


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

Hours of Operation:

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Monday-Friday

Please Note: Anyone coming to the Assessment Centre must bring their own mask/face covering


Hanover & District Hospital


Main entrance to the hospital

Hours of Operation:

12:30– 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday (closed Monday, August 3 for Civic Holiday)