Assessment and Treatment Sites for COVID-19 have been established across the province, with additional sites to open in the coming weeks.
These sites provide in-person intermediate care, assessment and treatment for individuals presenting with escalating symptoms consistent with COVID-19, those confirmed positive with COVID-19 who have other health conditions, or those on self-isolation due to travel or a public health directive. The intent of these sites is to reduce in-person visits to Emergency Rooms, other primary care clinics and physician clinics.
Services are similar to what an individual would expect to receive during an examination at a physician's office or primary care clinic, but for COVID-19 only. This may include services such as diagnostic imaging and IV antibiotics.
All patients require a referral before arrival. Patients may be referred to Assessment and Treatment Sites through HealthLine 811, a family physician or by ER staff.
After receiving a referral, patients will receive a call from the assessment site to arrange a scheduled arrival time. Patients should arrive at the site by private vehicle – not public transit. Upon arrival, patients must remain in their vehicle until assessed by a medical health provider wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment. The patient will be issued a mask and escorted into the building for assessment.
Currently, Assessment and Treatment Sites have been established in the following locations: