Smiths Falls Site COVID-19 Assessment Centre Moves Inside
December 17, 2020
With the colder winter weather
upon us, we have the moved the Covid-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) inside the Main
Entrance of the Smiths Falls site of the Perth and Smiths Fall and District
Hospital. This entrance is located on Elmsley Street North. To enter the
Covid-19 Assessment Centre for your appointment, drive up to the Main Entrance,
park your vehicle and follow the directions to enter the building wearing your
mask. You are then directed to the designated testing areas after sanitizing
your hands at the door. Infection control precautions are followed. Testing is
safe, timely and warm.
Please note that the front (main)
entrance is not for public access/entry to the hospital at this time.
The only point of entry to the hospital is the Emergency Department entrance
located at 60 Cornelia Street West which can be accessed via the municipal
sidewalk along Elmsley Street and Cornelia Street or behind the hospital via
the Emergency Department parking lot.
testing continues to be done by appointment only. For an appointment, please call 613-283-2330 ext. 1401 and leave one
only message. The message should clearly state your name, date of birth and a
contact telephone number. Our staff will return your call. The telephones
are answered from 8AM to 6PM Monday to Friday and from 10AM to 4PM on Saturday.
You will receive direction on how to access your results during testing. The
Emergency entrance screening desk does not have access to your results.
In the event that you have
significant symptoms and are worried about a delay in an appointment for
assessment and testing at the CAC, you may contact:
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark
District Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853 ext .2222
Or Telehealth Ontario (toll-free) at (866)
797-0000 or Toll-free TTY at (866) 797-0007. Further information is
available at https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-medical-advice-telehealth- ontario.
of the community can also call their own Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner
for advice and guidance. If you have an urgent medical situation or an
emergency (such as difficulty breathing) you should dial 911 or immediately go
to the nearest Emergency Department.