Hospital Access and Screening

All patients, visitors, employees, and professional staff, are screened for potential COVID-19 before entering our facilities.

All visitors must wear a medical-grade mask at ALL times while in the Hospital. If visitors do not have one they will be provided a medical-grade mask at the entrance. Cloth masks by themselves will not be allowed. If they want visitors can wear a cloth mask on top of the medical-grade mask for a better fit as suggested by the CDC. All visitors may be required to use eye protection while visiting a patient. Face shields will be provided to visitors on the unit if required. Please refer to our policy regarding these issues.

Effective July 1st, those who come to visit patients at WRH will no longer be actively screened at campus entrances for COVID-19 symptoms or to immediately provide proof of vaccination/recent negative PCR test to enter the hospital.

HOWEVER, we are asking anyone entering the building to continue to self-screen for symptoms of COVID-19. Those who come to visit may also be asked to provide proof of at least a second dose vaccination or a negative community-based PCR (polymerase chain reaction test) or antigen test result taken within 3 days before their visit.

No visitation is allowed for patients with active confirmed or suspected COVID receiving an aerosol-generating procedure- Resolved cases may have Essential Caregivers as identified below. Limited exemptions are available for parents/guardians of a child with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

Staff Screening
All staff are encouraged to download the staff screening app which is used to complete the screening form and receive clearance before coming to work.

 

Q&As

What are the symptoms I should self-screen for?

  • Fever/chills
  • New/worse cough
  • New/worse shortness of breath
  • Decrease/loss of smell or taste
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose/nasal congestion
  • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 10 days
  • Exposure to a COVID-19 positive case in the previous 10 days (without a mask)
  • Have been told to quarantine by a physician, PHAC, CBSA, or the Public Health unit

Patients and visitors will be asked to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer.

Will my appointments be canceled?

When people come together, the risk of infection with COVID-19 increases. To lower the chances of COVID-19 for our patients and staff, we will be canceling some clinic visits for patients who are currently well, and are coming to WRH for routine check-ups or other non-urgent reasons. These appointments will be rebooked for a later date.

Whenever it is possible, and also safe to do so, assessments will be done by phone or video conference.

 

HOSPITAL ACCESS

Windsor Regional Hospital is limiting hospital access and screening all patients staff and visitors entering the facilities. Staff entrances at both Campuses have been reduced to the same entryways that patients and visitors will use.

 

OUELLETTE CAMPUS

There is NO access to the Campus from Ouellette Ave. Visitors may only enter from the main entrance (off Goyeau St.), the third level hallway from the parking garage, or the regular Emergency Department entrance. Patients attending for dialysis appointments at the Bell building can enter from the east side main entrance. Patients coming to the Jeanne Mance building can continue to use the east entrance.

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Ouellette Campus Patient Entrances
Ouellette Entry

MET CAMPUS

At Met Campus, visitors may enter from the east side doors of the main entrance (off Lens Ave.) and can continue to enter the Cancer Centre through its main entrance (off Alsace Ave.), and the Emergency Department through its regular entrance (off Byng Rd.).

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MET CAMPUS PATIENT ENTRANCES
Met Entry