The COVID-19 Assessment Center is now setup by Public Health. If you meet the set criteria, you should go directly there rather than the ER (unless you are experiencing respiratory distress and/or need ER services).
We are not capable of managing or testing COVID-19 cases at our clinic.
You should go to the Assessment Center, not the Emergency department, if:
- You have a new or worsening cough and/or fever, and
- In the past 14 days have either travelled outside of Canada or been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Patients who meet the criteria above will be tested for COVID- 19, which involves taking a sample from the throat or nose with a swab.
The COVID-19 Assessment Centre is an out-of-hospital clinic where people will be assessed by a health-care provider and tested for COVID-19 if required. It is operated by The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) and CHEO.
Location and hours:
Brewer Park Arena 151 Brewer Way
Accessed from Bronson Avenue opposite Carleton University
Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily