WRH COVID-19 ASSESSMENT CENTRE

The WRH COVID-19 Assessment Centre is a dedicated assessment centre for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

HOURS OF OPERATION
  • Monday - Friday: 8 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday (and statutory holidays): 9 am to 4 pm

*Due to high volumes and limits to our capacity and staff resources, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre may occasionally restrict the number of entrants for daily testing. This means late-day arrivals may not be able to receive a test despite arriving before the scheduled close. We highly recommend arriving early if you can to make sure we can accommodate your test within hours of operation.

 

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.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a COVID-19 assessment centre?

There are over 120 assessment centres across the province that have been set up to test Ontarians for COVID-19.

Who can visit an assessment centre?

The WRH assessment centre is available to anyone seeking a test. No appointment required.

Do I need an appointment or a referral?

You do not need an appointment or referral to get a test.

What will happen at the assessment centre?

  • Parking is free.
  • Follow the signs to enter the assessment centre at the Goyeau St. entrance.
  • If there are others waiting for a test, patients will form a line outside of the centre in the covered and marked area.
  • Please maintain appropriate physical distancing while you wait.
  • Patients will be assessed and tested quickly, safely and efficiently.
  • Primary care is available at the same time as the assessment to address any issues that are related or unrelated to COVID-19.

Does this assessment centre test children for COVID-19?

Yes. We are equipped to test children over the age of 2 years for COVID-19.

Where is this centre located?

The WRH COVID-19 Assessment Centre is located next to the Emergency Department and accessible from Goyeau St. It is a segregated area with no access into the main hospital.

 

Ouellette Campus Screening
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Ouellette Campus Screening

 

Is parking available?

Free parking is available at the Ouellette Campus.

How and when do I find out my results?

  • You can find your COVID-19 test results by visiting this website. You need to have your OHIP number ready to check your results through the website
  • Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be notified by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit AND the hospital as soon as possible.
  • Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms, or who are considered high risk for health complications from COVID-19, should receive a result within 24-48 hours.
  • Results for asymptomatic individuals may take as long as seven (7) days.
  • Please do NOT contact the hospital for results within these timeframes, as hospitals do not control the timing of testing performed at provincial laboratories.

What services are available at the assessment centre for individuals who do not speak English?

A telephone interpretation service called Interpretalk is available for patients who do not speak English. It offers an instant interpretation in 170 languages.