Winter weather sees the Smiths Falls site COVID-19 Assessment Centre move inside

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Posted on: December 14, 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.

COVID-19 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  

Public members 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.

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