COVID-19 ASSESSMENT CENTRE: The Covid-19 Assessment Centre is operated by staff from Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) and Primary Healthcare Providers from our communities. The centre only provides assessments and sample collection for Covid-19.
Self-referrals are now being accepted, by appointment only.
No walk-in patients can be accommodated at this time.
Where is the Assessment Centre?
- The Assessment Centre is located at the entrance of the Smiths Falls site and can be accessed from Elmsley Street.
- Patients are asked to drive up to the main entrance and remain in their vehicle while an in-vehicle assessment and/or swabbing is completed.
What are the operating hours?
- Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Who can be tested?
While anyone can seek an appointment at the PSFDH COVID-19 Assessment Clinic, the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit is strongly encouraging that the following individuals be assessed at the Centre:
- Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19
- Essential workers (persons working directly with the public)
- Healthcare workers or a household member of a healthcare worker
- Pregnant individuals who are in their third trimester
- Returning travellers to Canada
- Close contacts of a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 (live with, provided care for, or spent extensive time with)
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
COVID-19 symptoms may include fever, pneumonia, “any new or worsening symptom” such as cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, new smell or taste disorders, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain.
If you have questions regarding your symptoms, please contact one of the following:
- Public Health at 613-283-2740
- TeleHealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000
- Your Primary Care Provider
How do I get an appointment?
Call the hospital directly at 613-283-2330 extension 1401 to book an appointment and have your health card available.
If no one answers, please leave a message with your name and contact number. A Registration Clerk will return your call to book an appointment.
Please note that if you have no symptoms, you may be asked to wait a few days to ensure community members with symptoms are able to secure an appointment.
How long before results are available?
With the expected increase in test volumes, patients should expect that results will be available within three to four days from sample collection.
How can I obtain my COVID-19 test results?
- Patients can access COVID-19 results on line using the following link https://covid-19.ontario.ca.
- Contact your primary care provider
- If you have questions about your results, or your results are not available online, contact your health care provider or Public Health at 1-800-660-5853 for assistance.
- If your test result is POSITIVE (COVID-19 detected) you will be contacted by the Public Health unit for follow-up in order to complete contact tracing.