What HHHS says you should do if you think you have COVID-19 symptoms
If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms:
1. Complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment at Ontario.ca/coronavirus
2. If indicated by the self-assessment results, contact Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000, the HKPR District Health Unit (www.hkpr.on.ca) at 1-866-888-4577 ext. 5020, or your primary care provider.
3. If symptoms are severe, please call 911 and alert the dispatcher to your travel history and
4. If you have symptoms, before visiting any health-care facility, call ahead, let them know about travel history and symptoms (e.g. fever, cough, difficulty breathing) so that they can make special arrangements to see you quickly and ensure that they use proper infection control measures.
Telehealth or HKPR District Health Unit may refer you to a local assessment centre in Lindsay and Peterborough. These assessment centres are by appointment only and require a referral from Telehealth, Public Health or another health-care provider.
The Ross Memorial Hospital has opened a COVID-19 Assessment Centre off-site at the Lindsay Exhibition Grounds. The Assessment Centre can be reached at 705-328-6217. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Peterborough Regional Health Centre COVID-19 Assessment Centre is currently located within a dedicated area of the hospital’s Emergency Department. The Assessment Centre will be moved to a mobile unit outside of the main hospital on Monday, March 23.
Testing at COVID-19 Assessment Centres will be administered according to the Ministry of Health Guidelines based on the results of the assessment. It is important for the public to know that not everyone will be tested.
Local health service partners continue to build testing capacity locally and will provide more information as soon as it becomes available.