Woodstock Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Centre
NOTICE Following provincial guidelines, Woodstock Hospital Assessment Centre will now only be swabbing those at increased risk of severe outcomes and those living and working in highest risk settings, (see eligibility below). Members of the general public exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are no longer eligible for testing at this location and will also not be swabbed in the hospital's Emergency Department. Find a testing location near you by visiting https://covid-19.ontario.ca/assessment-centre-locations. If you are experiencing symptoms, begin self-isolation.
Eligibility for PCR/Molecular Testing
As of January 14, 2022, there are new COVID-19 testing guidelines in Ontario to safeguard hospital capacities and maintain the stability of critical workforces.
Effective immediately, Woodstock Hospital's Assessment Centre, will only be providing PCR/Rapid Molecular Testing for the following:
- Symptomatic people who fall into one of the following groups:
- Patient-facing healthcare, primary care and public health workers
- Staff, volunteers, residents/inpatients, essential care providers, and visitors in hospitals (include complex continuing care facilities and paramedic services) and congregate living settings, including Long-Term Care, retirement homes, First Nation Elder care lodges, group homes, shelters, hospices and correctional institutions
- Household member of workers in highest risk settings
- Temporary Foreign Workers in congregate living settings
- Patients seeking emergency medical care, at the discretion of the treating clinical
- Outpatients for whom COVID-19 treatment is being considered
- Pregnant people
- People who are under-housed or homeless
- First Responders including fire, police and paramedics
- Symptomatic/asymptomatic people:
- From First Nation, Inuit and Metis communities and individuals travelling into these communities for work
- On admission/transfer to or from hospital or congregate living setting
- Close contacts and people in the context of confirmed or suspected outbreaks in highest risk settings as directed by the public health unit
- Individuals, and one accompanying caregiver, with written prior approval for out-of-country medical services from the General Manager, OHIP
- Asymptomatic testing in hospital, long-term care, retirement homes and other congregate living settings and institutions as per provincial guidance and/or Directives, or as directed by public health units
Other Testing Locations
Find a COVID-19 testing location near you by visiting: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/assessment-centre-locations
Do You Have Symptoms of COVID-19?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, assume they are symptoms COVID-19 and self-isolate.
- Fever (temperature 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher)
- New or worsening cough
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Difficulty swallowing
- New smell or taste disorder(s)
- Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
- Runny nose or nasal congestion (outside of seasonal allergies)
For Your Appointment at the Assessment Centre (for those eligible):
- Please bring your Ontario health card or another form of identification.
- Use the Juliana Drive entrance and park in the visitor parking lot. There will be signs directing you to designated parking spots for the COVID-19 Assessment Centre.
- Once parked, please stay in your vehicle. You will be contacted when it is your time to enter the Assessment Centre.
Other Updates to Provincial Testing Guidelines – Rapid Antigen Tests:
- Positive Rapid Antigen Tests no longer require confirmation
- If Rapid Antigen Test is positive, self-isolate in accordance with guidance
- If two consecutive Rapid Antigen Tests, separated by 24-48 hours, are both negative, the individual is advised to self-isolate until symptoms are improved for at least 24 hours (48 hours if symptoms are gastrointestinal)
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