WRH COVID-19 ASSESSMENT CENTRE

The WRH COVID-19 Assessment Centre is a dedicated assessment centre for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is one of several being established at hospitals across Ontario to support the health and safety of our communities.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

9:00 am - 4:00 pm, seven days a week, and expanded based on demand.

 

LOCATION

The WRH COVID-19 Assessment Centre is located at the former outpatient clinic entrance (off Goyeau St.). It is a segregated area next to the Ouellette campus emergency department.

Please note, there will be no access into the main hospital from this area or access into the COVID-19 Assessment Centre from the main hospital. All-access will be from the entrance off of Goyeau Street.

 

Ouellette Campus Screening
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Ouellette Campus Screening

 

 

WHEN SHOULD I GO TO THE ASSESSMENT CENTRE?

The assessment centre at the Ouellette Campus has been set up to assess and possibly test individuals who feel they may have the virus.

Only those who meet the case definition for COVD-19 will be tested. Right now, that includes:

  • people with symptoms including a fever, dry cough and shortness of breath
  • people who have travelled to an area that has been affected and are experiencing symptoms
  • people who have come into contact with a probable or confirmed case of the disease

Before coming to an assessment centre, people who are concerned about potential exposure are asked to continue with the existing protocol of first calling their primary care providers, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit 519-258-2146 ext 1420 or Telehealth 1-866-797-0000 (24 hours, 7 days a week).

Please continue to check our dedicated COVID-19 webpage for updates as this information is subject to change at any time as we continue our efforts protect the public, patients and staff from the potential transmission of the COVID-19.

 
 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE ASSESSMENT CENTRE?

Based on an assessment of their symptoms, people may be tested for COVID-19, as appropriate, and receive direction regarding the next steps in their care.

Attending the COVID-19 Assessment Centre does NOT mean you will be automatically tested for COVID-19. Only individuals who meet certain criteria will be tested for COVID-19.

At the centre, a clinical team will conduct a health assessment, provide an examination, and determine if you meet the clinical case definition for testing. If you do, the test will be administered.

The test is similar to that of other respiratory illnesses and involves taking a sample from the back of the nasal cavity with a swab.

 
 

HOW WILL I FIND OUT THE RESULTS OF MY TEST?

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will follow up with all individuals who have been tested for COVID-19.