COVID-19 Assessment Centre To Open At Met Campus

Saturday December 5th, 2020

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Windsor Regional Hospital is opening the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Met Campus on Tuesday.

The Met Campus COVID-19 Assessment Centre will open on weekdays only from 7am to 3pm. Hours at the Ouellette Campus COVID-19 Assessment Centre remain 8am to 7pm on weekdays and 9am to 4pm on weekends and statutory holidays.

The Met Campus COVID-19 Assessment Centre had been open for a two-day span in November to accommodate testing of students from Frank W. Begley Public School. This is the first time the Met Campus COVID-19 Assessment Centre will be open for testing to the general public.

The hospital says that the decision to open the Met Campus Assessment Centre is is based on a recent rise in demand for tests by those who meet the criteria for testing plus the recent switch to requiring LTC visitors to be tested weekly.

“We planned in advance to ensure we have the capacity in place for any significant increases in demand for COVID-19 tests or for space for patients should our existing hospitals become overwhelmed,” said Karen Riddell, Vice-President, Critical Care, Cardiology, Stroke, Trauma and Clinical Support Services. “Having the Met Campus COVID-19 Assessment Centre constructed and put in place this fall, as well as having the continued opportunity to access the St. Clair College Sportsplex for various needs, has served our region well in terms of being prepared for any dramatic shifts in health care needs over the course of this pandemic.”

In order to schedule a COVID-19 assessment appointment at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre of either campus, you can go on-line to https://www.wrh.on.ca/OnlineBooking on your mobile device or computer (using Safari or Chrome) and select a certain date/time for your appointment or by “first available time.”

They hospital also says that there has been an issue lately with people booking appointments and failing to attend their appointment. This has resulted in approximately 70 plus appointments being left opened and not used. If you need to cancel your appointment, you are asked to call 519 973 4443 Monday thru Friday 9 am to 5pm.

Between the Met and Ouellette Campus COVID-19 Assessment Centres, the hospital can accommodate more than 750 tests per day. Current capacity should once again allow for same-day appointments so long as people cancel their appointments if they decide not to attend anymore.

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