September 25, 2020
More “pop-up” (temporary) testing centres will be open this Monday, September 28 in Gananoque and Tuesday, September 29 in Prescott to help increase access to testing for the community and to reduce the pressure on the nearby COVID-19 Assessment Centres. Testing will be performed by community paramedics from the Leeds Grenville Paramedic Service.
“I am pleased at how well the first pop-up COVID-19 testing centres went this week,” says Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. “Increasing access to COVID-19 testing close to home is a priority for our community partners.”
The pop-up drive-through testing in Gananoque on Monday, September 28 will take place from 10:00am to 6:00pm at the Gananoque Arena, 600 King Street West. Individuals are asked to enter off of Herbert Street, and turn left onto Garden Street that turns into Talbot Street
The pop-up drive-through testing in Prescott on Tuesday, September 29 will take place from 10:00am to 6:00pm at the Prescott Public Works Garage, at the corner of Sophia/Industrial. Individuals are asked to enter off of Industrial.
Individuals attending either pop-up testing centre are asked to bring a mask, Health Card, and Driver’s license.
For information about other local COVID-19 Assessment Centres, and future pop-up centres and mobile testing, please visit the Health Unit website https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/assessment-testing-results/, follow the Health Unit on social media, or call 1-800-660-5853
This is a partnership between Brockville General Hospital, Leeds Grenville Paramedic Service, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit and local primary care providers.
For media interviews, contact:
Susan Healey, Communications Coordinator, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, 613-802-0550.