COVID-19 Assessment Centre
On March 30, 2020, the West Nipissing General Hospital (WNGH) will open a COVID-19 Assessment Centre in the Marcel Noel Hall at 219 O’Hara Street in Sturgeon Falls, 1.6 kilometres from the West Nipissing General Hospital.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday: 12:00-4:00 pm
Tuesday: 12:00-4:00 pm
Thursday: 12:00-4:00 pm
Friday: 12:00-4:00 pm
The COVID-19 Assessment Centre is an out-of-hospital clinic where a healthcare provider will assess, and ONLY IF NEEDED, swab people who may be infected with COVID-19, with an overall goal of reducing the number of patients presenting themselves to the Emergency Department.
For health and safety reasons, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre is by appointment only, and “WALK-INS” are prohibited.
Not everyone who attends the assessment centre will be swabbed.
To make an appointment, please call the Assessment Centre at (705) 580-2186.
West Nipissing’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre is funded and approved by the Ministry of Health. It’s the result of proactive and collaborative planning by WNGH, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, the Municipality of West Nipissing, West Nipissing Community Health Centre, West Nipissing Family Health Team, and Ontario Health.
Individuals looking for general information regarding COVID-19 are asked to call the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit at 1-800-563-2808, and not the West Nipissing General Hospital.
If you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and mention your travel history and symptoms.