COVID-19 Assessment Center
Last Updated: March 5, 2021
Erie Shores HealthCare COVID-19 ASSESSMENT CENTRE (SINCE MARCH 16, 2020)
|Total # seen in the Assessment Centre
|Total # positive swabbed in the Assessment Centre|| 2,532
Erie Shores HealthCare IN-PATIENT COVID-19 CASES
|Total # of patients testing positive for COVID-19 while in hospital
|Current # of in-patients in hospital with confirmed COVID-19
|Current # of in-patients in hospital with suspected/test pending for COVID-19 ||8
|Total # of patients testing negative for COVID-19 while in hospital
|Total # of patients deceased in hospital from COVID-19 *Current Month
|Current COVID-19 transmission from patient to patient *Current Month|| 0
For the total number of Erie Shores HealthCare residents/patients testing positive for COVID-19 (which includes hospital(s) patient testing positive for COVID-19) go to Windsor Essex Public Health Information
COVID-19 Testing and Information
ADDITIONAL TESTING LOCATIONS
- To book an appointment online CLICK HERE.
- You can also book an appointment by calling 519-326-2373 extension 4263 (have your health card ready). Appointments are made by availability.
- COVID-19 testing is available at pharmacy locations for COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic individuals that meet the criteria established by the province. LEARN MORE
We are currently experiencing a high volume of demand for COVID-19 testing. Please:
- First determine if you require a COVID-19 test by completing a self-assessment
- Do not seek testing at multiple COVID-19 assesment centres as this will result in delayed access and delayed test results for all. If you have already booked an appointment at an assessment centre and can no longer make it, please cancel and rebook your time so others who need a test can be seen.
- This is important to ensuring those in need can receive timely access to testing and timely access to test results.
- As of Tuesday, October 6, you will need an appointment to get a test at all assessment centres. Prior to booking your appointment with us, please review the eligibility information below.
Who should be tested at a COVID-19 assessment centre?
Based on the Ontario Government’s current COVID-19 testing guidelines, we are assessing individuals for COVID-19 testing based on the following:
In addition, the following groups are eligible for testing at assessment centres regardless of the presence of symptoms. Currently, these are:
- Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19*
- Direct contacts of confirmed COVID- 19 cases** identified as:
- A household contact (note this does not include contacts of contacts such as a friend of someone in your household)
- Directed or recommended by public health via contact tracing or outbreak investigation
- Notified via the COVID Alert app
- Workers in long-term care homes every two weeks. Workers in long-term care homes should not be tested more frequently than every two weeks unless directed by public health in an outbreak setting.
- Essential caregivers visiting a long-term care home
- Residents or workers in homeless shelters, or other congregate settings. A list of congregate settings is outlined in guidance from the Ministry of Health.
- Pre-operative patients prior to receiving general anaesthesia and cancer patients receiving therapy as outlined in guidance from the Ministry of Health.
- International students who have passed their 14-day quarantine period, or who have developed symptoms within their 14-day period (breaking quarantine to get a test is not encouraged but assessment centres will not turn symptomatic individuals away).
- Farm workers
- Indigenous communities
- Groups of people who are eligible for testing at assessment centres regardless of their symptoms may change from time to time. You should confirm your eligibility for a COVID-19 test with your health care provider before seeking testing.
*Children are eligible for testing when they fulfill the following symptoms:
The only exception is if the individual was alerted to a possible exposure by the COVID Alert app, then they must isolate until they receive their tests results. If the results are negative, they are required to self-monitor for 14 days from when they received the alert. If they later become symptomatic within the isolation period, they should be re-tested and self-isolate until they receive their test results.
Examples of who would not be eligible for testing:
Please note, the following are examples of individuals do not meet testing eligibility criteria:
Do I need an appointment?
- Asymptomatic individuals seeking workplace testing outside of outbreak investigations or government requirements
- Other members of the family that do not fit the current COVID-19 testing guidance (those without eligible symptoms or who are not a contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case).
- Asymptomatic close contacts of an individual with symptoms compatible with COVID- 19, unless the individual is confirmed as COVID -19 infected
- Asymptomatic contacts of case contacts (close contacts of an individual who is a contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19, unless the individual is confirmed as COVID-19 infected)
- Asymptomatic sports team member testing unless referred by public health
- When visiting a COVID-19 assessment centre
- When visiting the COVID-19 assessment centre, please follow public health measures, including wearing a face covering and maintain physical distance from people outside your household or social circle.
What happens at this assessment centre?
- Yes. Patients can book an appointment by booking here or calling the ESHC COVID hotline at 519-326-2373 extension 4263. Appointments take place 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.
Does this assessment centre test children for COVID-19?
- When you arrive we will take your name, assess you for COVID-19 symptoms, and you will be asked to wait in one of two lines (one line is for people with symptoms, and the other is for people without symptoms). We will then call you when it is your turn to be tested.
- A healthcare worker will swab your nose in order to obtain a sample to test you for COVID-19. For symptomatic people, a healthcare worker will also check your pulse and your heart rate.
- You will receive information about how to get your test results and what to do if it is positive.
Where is this centre located?
- Yes. We are equipped to test children for COVID-19.
The centre is located at:
Assessment Centre Erie Shores HealthCare Hospital
194 Talbot Street West
Ambulatory Care Entrance
How do I contact this centre?
Call us at 519-326-2373 extension 4263
What are the hours of operation?
Is parking available?
- We are open Monday through Sunday from 9AM to 5PM.
- Please note 9am to 9:30am is designated for surgery patients to get tested. Surgical patients please notify staff upon arrival if coming outside of reserved time of preoperative testing.
How do I find out my results?
- Parking is available in our lots off of Fader street or along Talbot.
Are there healthcare workers at this assessment centre who speak Spanish/other languages?
- To review your Covid Test Results please go to the Ministry of Health website. You will be required to enter your OHIP number from your green photo health card. Or you can call the assessment centre after 72 hours for your results at 519-326-2373 ext 4263 for hard copies please contact our Health Records Department. PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP AT ASSESSMENT CENTRE IN PERSON TO ASK FOR RESULTS.
- Yes. There are healthcare workers at this assessment centre who speak Spanish and/or other languages or we have access to interpretation tools.
How else can I connect with this centre?
- For groups 10 or more people needing testing please contact 519-326-2373 ext 4263 to make arrangements.
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