COVID-19 Assessment Centre

COVID-19 Assessment Centre

What You Need To Know

The Assessment Centre is being operated by Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) staff and physicians, in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU).


This centre is exclusively for the purpose of COVID-19 assessments. 


Where is the Assessment Centre?

  • The Assessment Centre is in the Lions Club Hall at 515 Albert Street. 
  • Parking is at the back of the hall.
  • There is signage to direct you.

When is it open?

  • It is open from 11 to 6 pm from Monday to Friday.  There is a lunch break from 2:00 to 2:45 pm.
  • Patients are advised to use physical distancing at the Assessment Centre. 
  • Please Note: We are experiencing a significant increase in volume, resulting in longer wait times. Depending on the time of day, the wait could be up to 1 to 1.5 hours. With the heat, we want you to be prepared. Please consider bringing water or fluids with you as needed to help you beat the heat. Your health and safety are important to us. Thank you for your support.

How do I access the Assessment Centre?

  • Anyone can come to the Centre for assessment and testing, even if you don't have symptoms.
  • Symptoms include fever, pneumonia, "any new or worsening symptom” such as cough or shortness of breath, sore
    throat, runny nose, sneezing, or nasal congestion, hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, new smell or taste disorders, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.

  • Anyone experiencing severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing should call 911 or go to the hospital emergency room.

What happens at the Assessment Centre?

  • The waiting room is your car in the parking lot at the back of the building. When you arrive, call the number on the sign to notify the WDMH team that you are there. If you don't have a phone, you can ring the doorbell at the back entrance.
  • Once you are called to come into the Assessment Centre, you will sanitize your hands and put on a mask. You will be screened, tested (if deemed appropriate) and provided with further directions. These directions may be to go home with no action required at this time; home on self-isolation to await a test result; or onward to the WDMH Emergency Department for further assessment at WDMH.
  • Please bring your health card or one piece of identification. 
  • Patients should come alone unless they require support or an interpreter.

  • COVID-19 lab test results are available online. Find the self-serve portal here.
  • If you are unable to access your results online after 5 to 7 days, you can call the Winchester COVID-19 Assessment Centre at 613-608-3756 from 3 to 5 pm from Monday to Friday. 

Can I come to the Assessment Centre for other health issues?

  • The Assessment Centre is not a walk-in clinic and cannot provide “doctor sick notes”.

More Questions?

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