Following calls from Premier Doug Ford to ramp up testing efforts across the province, Health Sciences North plans to tests hundreds of more people for COVID-19 in the coming weeks.
As part of increased testing efforts, HSN will be introducing a drive-thru testing option at COVID-19 Assessment Centre at 56 Walford Rd., beginning on Friday, April 10.
The site is designed to protect health workers and patients alike from being exposed to the virus, said a press release from the hospital.
The COVID-19 Assessment Centre (including the drive-through screening) is by appointment only. For safety reasons, “walk in” appointments are strictly prohibited.
If you have ANY of the following symptoms, phone the Assessment Center at 705-671-7373: fever or chills, sore throat, new onset or worsening fatigue, new onset or worsening cough, loss of taste or smell, loss of appetite, headache, muscle aches, runny nose, nausea or diarrhea and shortness of breath.
If you are having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms, phone 911 immediately, the hospital said. Advise them of your symptoms and travel history.