COVID-19 assessment centre opens in Barrie

There are confirmed cases in Ontario. The Ministry of Health updates the status of cases in Ontario daily at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre has opened a COVID-19 assessment centre at 490 Huronia Road, located in the rear building of the Eagle Ridge complex, and is not at the Huronia Urgent Care Clinic.
Hours are Monday, March 16, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.;  Tuesday, March 17 to Sunday, March 22, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The hospital says that before visiting an assessment centre, individuals should first seek guidance on whether it is appropriate for them to do so. Ontarians can do so by using a new online self-assessment tool, calling Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or calling the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit at 705-721-7520, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and weekends 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. People should not go to an assessment centre unless they have symptoms of the COVID-19.
At the assessment centre, you will be seen by a healthcare professional, who will provide you with the necessary care and instructions for follow up, if required. The swab test for COVID-19 is not being provided at the assessment centre; however, should the healthcare team determine that you require a swab, you will receive further information. 
The centre is provided through a partnership between the Barrie Community Health Centre, Barrie and Community Family Medicine Clinics, Barrie and Community Family Health Team, Huronia Urgent Care Clinic, County of Simcoe, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, and Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.

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