ALMONTE – Almonte’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre is expanding its access to those looking to get tested.
“Effective today (May 26), the COVID-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) located behind the Almonte General Hospital will expand efforts to reach more people requiring COVID-19 testing,” the Almonte General Hospital’s communications lead Jane Adams released in a statement yesterday (May 25). “A referral from public health or a primary care provider is no longer required. Residents of North Lanark, which includes Mississippi Mills, (Pakenham, Almonte and Ramsay), Carleton Place, Beckwith and Ashton, may now call the assessment centre directly to book an appointment for a COVID-19 test.”
Who Can Be Tested?
- Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19
- Anyone concerned about exposure to COVID-19
- Anyone who may be at risk from exposure (e.g. essential workers – health care workers, grocery store employees, etc.)
People seeking a test must call 613-325-1208 and leave a message. A COVID-19 Assessment Centre nurse will call back to book an appointment. Please note the Assessment Centre is still by appointment only and operates Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Assessment Centre is located at the corner of Spring Street and State Street in the brick building behind Almonte General Hospital’s Emergency Department.
To discuss specific symptoms, please contact your Primary Care Provider, Leeds, Grenville, Lanark District Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853 ext. 2222 or Telehealth Ontario at toll-free 1-866-797-0000 or toll-free TTY at 1-866-797-0007.
Further information is available at www.ontario.ca/page/get-medical-advice-telehealth-ontario. You may also call your own primary care provider for advice and guidance.
For the latest updates on COVID-19, please visit the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit website at www.healthunit.org. For the latest updates from AGH, please visit www.agh-fvm.com/coronavirus.