Brockville, ON – January 11, 2022 – Starting January 13, the Brockville Assessment Centre will be expanding on existing clinical services to support individuals with moderate to severe symptoms. The expanded clinical services will ease the pressure on local primary care offices and Brockville General Hospital’s (BGH) Emergency Department.
The Brockville COVID-19 Clinical Assessment Centre is located at the Brockville Memorial Centre at 100 Magedoma Blvd, Brockville, ON K6V 7J5. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
How do I know if I should be assessed?
Anyone with mild symptoms should self-isolate for 5 to 10 days, depending on vaccination status and immune status.
Individuals (aged newborn to adults) who should get assessed include those with known or suspected COVID-19, particularly individuals with worsening symptoms or advised by a health care professional that they require an assessment and diagnosis for their symptoms. This is because their symptoms cannot be safely self-monitored at home, but also, they are not experiencing severe symptoms that would require emergency care. Publicly-funded PCR testing is only available for high-risk individuals who are symptomatic or who are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
The Brockville COVID-19 Clinical Assessment Centre is here to care for residents of Leeds Grenville. People should seek assessment in the area that they reside.
If you are experiencing severe difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, serious confusion, loss of consciousness or other serious symptoms, call 9-1-1 or visit your local Emergency Department.
How to access the Brockville COVID-19 Clinical Assessment Centre
If you are known or suspected to have COVID-19, have worsening symptoms or have been advised by a healthcare professional to seek assessment, you can:
- Online booking at - www.brockvillegeneralhospital.ca/BookAssessment
- Call 613-704-1441
- Walk in
- If you attend BGH’s Emergency Department with non-urgent care needs, you may be redirected to the Brockville COVID-19 Clinical Assessment Centre
What to expect at the Brockville COVID-19 Clinical Assessment Centre.
Every person is assessed by a qualified healthcare profession. This may be a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, registered nurse and/or a registered practical nurse. The assessment may include oxygen saturation, vital signs, and identifying relevant risk factors and comorbidities. If you qualify, you may be tested for COVID-19. You will be diagnosed by a physician or nurse practitioner.
Through an innovative partnership of local health agencies, Brockville’s model of the Assessment Centre has always offered COVID-19 and medical assessment in addition to COVID-19 testing. Building on this approach, the Upper Canada Family Health Team and BGH, is expanding the ability to provide medical assessments in the community. This means our community will continue to receive care despite the increasing demands on health care providers during the pandemic.
These enhanced services also align with the direction from Ontario Health to help our communities and the healthcare system navigate the ongoing pandemic.
The Brockville Assessment Centre originally opened its doors in March 2020.
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