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COVID-19 Information

Hanover & District Hospital (HDH) COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Booking an Appointment

 

The HDH COVID-19 Assessment Centre operates by appointment only. Appointments for the COVID-19 Assessment Centre will be posted up to 48 hours in advance only.  PLEASE BOOK SEPARATE TIME SLOTS FOR EACH FAMILY MEMBER IN NEED OF TESTING. Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your appointment time slot.  Wear a mask, practice social distancing while in line and wash your hands prior to entering the hospital.

 

Hours of Operation: 1:00 PM - 5:00PM, Monday Wednesday and Friday

**The HDH COVID-19 Assessment Centre will be closed on Monday, August 2, 2021 for the Civic Holiday, and will reopen for an additional day on Tuesday, August 3, 2021***

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The booked appointments will be 30 minute time slots.  For example, if a patient books an appointment during the 1:00pm - 1:29pm timeslot, they may attend the centre at any point during that time period for their appointment. 

 Do not seek testing at multiple COVID-19 Assessment Centres as this will result in delayed access to appointment times for all.  If you have already booked an appointment and can no longer make it, please cancel the reservation through your email confirmation.

Grey-Bruce COVID-19 Assessment Centre Locations

Hanover & District Hospital
Location: Main entrance to the hospital (Pre Booked Appointments Only)
Hours of Operation: 1:00 PM - 5:00PM, Monday Wednesday and Friday

Parking: Parking is available within the hospital's parking lots for a flat fee of $3.00.  For the safety of our patients, staff and passing motorists, we ask that you do not park on the sides of the road.

South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine Hospital
Location: Portable facility located between hospital and medical clinic
Hours of Operation: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday, Wednesday, Friday
                                   12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Tuesday, Thursday
                                   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Saturday

Grey Bruce Health Services
1100 16th Avenue East, Unit C, Owen Sound (Sun Life building north of hospital)
Hours of Operation:
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Monday – Friday.  For weekend availability, check online booking system or call.

Southampton Hospital
Hours of Operation: 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Monday - Thursday

Lion's Head Hospital
Hours of Operation:
8:00 AM - 1130 AM, Wednesday & Friday

When should I come to the COVID-19 Assessment Centre?

Determine if you require a COVID-19 test by completing a Self-Assessment.

Low risk, asymptomatic individuals will NOT be considered for COVID-19 testing unless for a long term care visit or medical procedure as per the updated guidance from the Ministry of Health

Ontarians are being asked to visit an Assessment Centre ONLY if they:

  • Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19
  • Direct contacts of confirmed cases identified as:
    • A household contact
    • Directed or recommended by public health via contact tracing or outbreak investigation
    • Notified via the COVID alert app

In addition, the following groups are eligible for testing at assessment centres regardless of the presence of symptoms, Currently, these are:

  • Workers in long term care homes every two weeks.  Workers in long term care home should not be tested more frequently than every two weeks unless directed by public health in an outbreak setting.
  • Essential caregivers visiting long term care homes
  • Residents or workers in homeless shelters, or other congregate settings.  A list of congregate settings is outlines in guidance from the Ministry of Health.
  • Pre-operative patients prior to receiving general anesthesia and cancer patients receiving therapy outlines 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
  • Farm workers
  • Indigenous communities
  • Individuals who need testing for international travel clearance (note: this is an interim measure.  Please check Ontario.ca/covidtest to ensure you have the most current information).

Visitation During COVID-19

As Wave 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, HDH is temporarily updating its visiting policy. Effective Monday, June 7, 2021, visitors will be permited to the hospital.  

Visitation will now be limited to two (2) designated visitors per inpatient stay with one (1) designated visitor per day for acute inpatients between the hours of 2-7pm.  The length of the visit is based on the patient's needs, as determined in colllaboration with the patient and team.

At thie time visitor restrictions remain in place for the Emergency Department, Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory and Surgical Services, unless the patient is a child or requires a support person.

Some exceptions will be made for compassionate reasons including;

  • Palliative patients nearing end of life;
  • Obstetrical patients will be allowed one (1) support person (i.e. spouse) to attend ultrasound scans and the birthing unit; and
  • Children and Geriatric patients or other patients requiring a support person will continue to be allowed one (1) support person to accompany them to the Emergency Department.

If an exception is made, only one (1) visitor per patient will be permitted.

This policy is in place to protect the safety of our patients, physicians and staff and we will continue to evaluate the situation.

The front entrance continues to be closed.  All patients must enter through the Emergency Department entrance.

As a COVID-19 precaution, upon arrival, you will be screened before entering the building and will be asked to clean your hands.  You may also be asked to put on a mask.

Helpful Resources:

With information changing frequently with COVID-19, the best advice is to stay informed.  Visit the below links for a reliable source of information.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/

We would like to thank our community in advance for their understanding, patience and support during this time!

 



 

 

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