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 (hkpr.on.ca) at 1-866-888-4577 ext. 5020, or your primary care provider.
3. If symptoms are severe, call 911 and alert the dispatcher to your travel history and symptoms.
4. If you have symptoms, before visiting any healthcare 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 they use proper infection control measures.
In addition, Telehealth or the 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 centre off-site at the Lindsay Exhibition Grounds. It can be reached at 705-328-6217 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
The Peterborough Regional Health centre is in a dedicated area of the hospital’s Emergency Department. [Please note: the assessment centre was to be moved to a mobile unit outside of the main hospital March 23].
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. (Lisa Gervais)