March 24, 2020
A COVID-19 Assessment Centre is open by appointment only in Midland.
The objective of the clinic is to assess and, only where appropriate, swab people for COVID-19. For safety reasons, “walk-in” appointments are prohibited. Not all individuals who attend the clinic will be swabbed.
Where is the Assessment Centre located and what are the hours of operation?
The Assessment Centre is located at 845 King Street, Unit 3, in Midland.
The Assessment Centre hours of operation are:
- Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Important: This COVID-19 assessment centre is by appointment only. For safety reasons, “walk-in” appointments are prohibited.
How can I book an appointment to be seen at the Assessment Centre?
There are three (3) ways to access an appointment with the Assessment Centre. Please note a screening tool will always be used to determine if you should be seen at the centre.
- Visit the Georgian Bay General Hospital website at http://gbgh.on.ca/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-updates/
- Call the assessment centre booking desk at 705-529-1025, 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm.
- Call Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000
What happens at the Assessment Centre?
You will be assessed by a nurse at the Assessment Centre. The nurse will make a clinical determination if a test is required. If a test is required, you will be swabbed and the sample sent for processing. You will then be given instructions on how to self-isolate at home.
If I am tested at the Assessment Centre, how will I find out the results?
Public Health will contact you to inform you of the result and provide any other necessary information if you test positive.
If I am tested, how long will it take to get the results?
This will vary depending on the number of tests being performed. You will be advised to remain at home in self-isolation pending the results of your test. Regardless of the results you must self-isolate at home.
Click here for a guide on how to self-isolate
For general questions do not call or go to the COVID-19 Assessment Centre. Instead, please call Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit at 705-721-7520 or 1-888-225-7851.