This Version Posted: March 29, 2021
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- COVID-19 Assessment Centres
- General Information on COVID-19 Testing
- COVID-19 Testing at Pharmacies
COVID-19 Assessment Centres
Below are locations of the specific COVID-19 Assessment Centres in Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. Please note that all COVID-19 Assessment Centres are by appointment only (no walk-ins are allowed). Effective immediately, you are only asked to use these assessment centres if you are:
- Showing COVID-19 symptoms
- Have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by your public health unit or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app
- A resident or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by your local public health unit
- Eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care.
Please Note: If you are having difficulty accessing your COVID-19 testing results, please follow up with the Assessment Centre where you were tested.
City of Kawartha Lakes
The RMH COVID-19 Assessment Centre is now located inside Ross Memorial Hospital. To get tested:
- Visit the Ontario COVID-19 website to see if you qualify for testing under the current provincial guidelines.
- Call 705-328-6217 or request an appointment online.
- Do not leave multiple messages or submit multiple forms
- Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
- You will receive a call back within 1-2 business days
When arriving for your appointment:
- Arrive to the hospital at your appointment time. (NOTE: When making your appointment, you will be given instructions on where to park and which hospital entrance to use for testing)
- Wear a mask
- Bring your health card and identification
- Maintain physical distancing from others awaiting testing
- Your results should be available online within five days of testing. If unable to access your results online after five days, call (705) 328-6217 and leave a message.
If symptoms are severe, including difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion or losing consciousness, you should be seen in the Emergency Department immediately.
NHH’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre (1000 DePalma Dr., in Cobourg) is now located in a new trailer space immediately outside the hospital’s Emergency Department entrance. A dedicated entry/exit is available to the new assessment centre.
NHH’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre is now operating on an appointment-basis only. Walk-ins will no longer be accepted. To book an appointment, call 905-377-7783. The assessment centre is open daily from 8 am to 4 pm for pre-booked appointments.
The NHH COVID-19 Assessment Centre will screen patients, test (if deemed appropriate) and direct patients to proceed as required. Through a temporary arrangements, the NHH COVID-19 Assessment Centre is now able to offer patients the option to see a primary care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) in addition to receiving a COVID-19 test. Learn more details by calling the centre.
A new COVID-19 testing centre is now open at the Port Hope Community Hub (formerly Canton Municipal Hall) located at 5325 County Road 10, just north of Canton. The testing centre will be available for individuals without active COVID-19 symptoms. Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (8 am to 4 pm) for virtual screening by phone or pre-scheduled appointments only. To book an appointment, call 905-377-7783.
The centre is open Mondays to Thursdays from 9 am to 5 pm (closed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays). To book an appointment for COVID-19 test, call the local Assessment Centre directly at 705-395-1801. Please do not go to the Assessment Centre without first calling to book an appointment. Please do not call Campbellford Memorial Hospital either.
The Trent Hills COVID 19 Assessment Centre is located at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on the basement level in the former paramedic bay and offices. Access to the site is through a drive-up centre. All visitors are to remain in their cars, and Assessment Centre staff will provide assessment/testing to you while you remain in your vehicle.
To book an appointment for testing, call the Haliburton County COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre at 705-457-1212 (press 6) during regular business hours. You can seek an appointment if you are a Haliburton County resident and meet any of the following criteria:
- You have at least one COVID-19 symptom.
- You have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case, as informed by your public health unit or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app.
- You are a resident or worker in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by your local public health unit.
- You are eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or Ministry of Long-Term Care.
PLEASE NOTE: if your symptoms are severe, call 9-1-1 and alert the dispatcher to your symptoms.
The Haliburton County COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre is staffed by health care providers who will complete a phone assessment and advise as to appropriate next steps, which may include self-monitoring instructions, self-isolation instructions, or further assessment and testing in the drive-through facility. The Centre is for all residents of Haliburton County, regardless of whether you have a family doctor.
COVID-19 Testing at Pharmacies
The Ontario government is now allowing some pharmacies to provide COVID-19 testing, including some in the local Health Unit area. Testing at pharmacies will be free, by appointment, and available ONLY to people who are not showing COVID-19 symptoms. Pharmacies will also be doing COVID pre-screening of anyone seeking a test. Click here to find pharmacy testing locations in your area (you can search by community or postal code).