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COVID-19

Assessment Centre Update
March 30, 2020  12.30PM

Where is the closest Assessment Centre?
St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Sunnyside Building, 1st floor – enter through the Sunnyside Avenue entrance
Every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., last patient to be registered at 8:30 p.m.
When Should I Go To an Assessment Centre?
In alignment with new Toronto Region COVID-19 Hospital guidelines, COVID-19 Assessment Centers will now focus on symptoms, and testing in the assessment centers will be limited to those who have mild symptoms and are at risk of transmitting COVID-19 to large groups of people, including:

  • Those who work in at-risk setting(i.e. hospitals, long-term care)
  • Those who reside in vulnerable stings (i.e. homeless, prison, retirement home)
  • Those who have been sent by Toronto Public Health (i.e. from areas with cluster outbreaks)

Everyone else, including those with mild symptoms who have returned from travel, does not need testing unless they get sick enough to go the Emergency Department.

When Should I Go To an Emergency Department?

If you have symptoms of coughing or upper respiratory illness AND severe symptoms of the following – regardless of severity – please go to your nearest emergency department:
• Shortness of breath
• Chest pain
• Weakness
• Lethargy
• Dizziness

Note: symptomatic infants less than six months old should always be assessed in the Emergency Department
What if I feel Ill but have not travelled?
Please self-monitor and if your symptoms worsen, call your family physician or visit an assessment centre. Please note that not all patients who come to the centre will be tested – only those who match the criteria.
What if I have travelled outside Canada and feel well?

If you do not have symptoms but have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, please self- monitor. If you have travelled in the last 14 days and mild symptoms of upper respiratory illness but no fever, underlying health issues, are younger than 60 and able to access the hospital/assessment Center if symptoms worsen, please self-isolate.

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Visit Public Health for more information

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