Online Patient Screening Now Available At Windsor Regional Hospital

Thursday November 12th, 2020

Posted at 8:51am

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If you are heading to Windsor Regional Hospital for scheduled appointments and procedures, the hospital is encouraging you to complete an online screening form before they arrive.

Since March hospital staff have screened every single patient, visitor, and staff member entering hospital facilities in an effort to limit the potential spread of COVID-19.

After launching the online screening process for visitors coming during designated visiting hours last month, the hospital is now extending the service to those with scheduled appointments.

The hospital says the this new tool reduces the time it takes patients and visitors to complete the screening process and is helping to reduce bottlenecks that can occur during peak arrival times, by eliminating the need for individuals to wait in line and fill out paper copies of the form when they arrive. In some cases, screening in advance is saving visitors a trip to the hospital if they are not cleared to enter.

How does it work?

  • Visit WRH – Hospital Access and Screening and complete the online screening form before each visit/appointment.
  • After submitting the form, you will receive instructions to either proceed or avoid coming to the hospital. These instructions will also be sent by email.
  • If you are cleared to enter the hospital, present your screening status email AND photo identification to staff at the screening desk upon arrival.

The online forms must be completed before each visit and are only valid until midnight on the date they are submitted. Those filling out the form must use their correct name and the name of the patient they are planning to visit in order to receive appropriate instructions upon completion of the form.

The online screening service is not yet available for patients visiting the hospital’s Cancer Centre or for renal dialysis.

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