Public Service Message: COVID Centre expanding its scope beyond COVID
CONCERNED ABOUT WORSENING COLD/FLU SYMPTOMS?
Skip the ED & Visit the NBRHC COVID Assessment Centre for a Physician Assessment
Patients concerned about worsening mild to moderate cold and flu symptoms can now book an appointment to be assessed by a physician at NBRHC’s COVID Assessment Centre and avoid the Emergency Department.
The COVID Centre is expanding its scope beyond COVID to help out during the winter respiratory virus flare. The clinic will see children as young as 2 years of age.
The Clinic will allow patients concerned about their respiratory illness to make an appointment to be assessed by a physician instead of waiting in the Emergency Department.
This clinic is for patients with mild to moderate upper & lower respiratory illnesses only and not for other walk-in clinic issues. Patients who are very sick will still need to go the Emergency Department.
The clinic comes as welcome news heading into the busy holiday season, when staffing levels from December 24 – 26th may result in extended waits for less urgent care.
It is also recommended patients review their prescriptions to plan ahead for prescription refills and know what their primary care provider or local walk-in clinic options are before considering the Emergency Department for non-urgent care needs.
The NBRHC COVID Assessment Centre does not accept walk ins due to limited waiting room space. Patients can call 705-474-8600 ext 4110 (select option 1) to book an appointment.
Click here to view a list of the walk-in clinic holiday schedules for the North Bay area.