November 20, 2020
Starting November 24, 2020, COVID-19 testing provided by the Leeds Grenville Community Paramedic Outreach Program will be done indoors (no longer a drive thru model). The mobile unit is an extension of services provided by the Brockville COVID-19 Assessment Centre. Recently, the Brockville Assessment Centre changed to an online booking system that is very safe, easy and quick. To book an appointment at the Brockville Assessment Centre, visit this link to the new booking system. If you don’t have access to the internet or are having difficulty, contact: 613-704-1441.
The goal of this program is to offer COVID-19 assessment and testing in our more rural areas throughout Leeds and Grenville. This will improve access to testing, especially for those that have transportation concerns. In home testing can also be arranged for those with transportation and/or mobility concerns by calling the Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853 extension 2222. Information about the hours, schedule, and links to book appointments can be found online or by phone at 613-704-1441. Appointments can be booked until 12:00 pm (noon), the day prior.
- All people with at least one symptom of COVID-19 provided that symptom is not from an existing condition (i.e., allergies). Please see the list of symptoms on the assessment tool.
- People who have been informed that they are a close contact of someone who has tested positive to COVID-19. You will be alerted that you are a close contact by Public Health or through the COVID Alert App.
- Those following Public Health, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long Term Care guidance for targeted testing. This includes people in high-risk settings such as workers, residents and visitors to Long-Term Care homes, homeless shelters or other vulnerable congregate living settings.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment, bring your health card if you have one and wear a mask upon entering the testing clinic.
Locations: Lansdowne – Community Hall, 1 Jessie Street; North Crosby – Community Centre, 875 Concession Road 8, Rideau Lakes; Athens – 76 Arena, 35 Henry Street; Prescott – Leo Boivin Community Centre, 444 Prince Street; Merrickville – Community Centre, 106 Read Street; Johnstown – South Edwardsburgh Community Centre, 24 Sutton Drive.
For more information about testing for COVID-19, visit the Health Unit website. There is information about all Assessment Centres in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area.
For media interviews, contact:
Katie Jackson, Manager, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit at [email protected] or call 613-812-0416.
Susan Healey, Communications Co-ordinator, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit at [email protected] or call 613-802-0550.