April 3, 2020 - The Guelph COVID-19 Assessment Clinic, currently located at 65 Delhi Street, will have a new location beginning on Monday (April 6, 2020). Starting Monday, the Assessment Clinic will be located at Victoria Road Recreation Centre at 151 Victoria Road North in Guelph.
Please note: The Delhi Street Clinic will close at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday (April 5) to accommodate the move to the new facility.
The new location will still be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, 7 days per week. It will provide increased accessibility and better parking. This site will also facilitate capacity increases to the Assessment Clinic as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. The new location was developed with the support and collaboration of the City of Guelph as part of the ongoing efforts to support the health and safety of our community.
“This new location for the Assessment Clinic is a key part of preparing our city for the next phase of the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health. “The ability to quickly and efficiently see visitors combined with the ability to rapidly scale up clinic operations are important factors in effectively managing our response to COVID-19 as the situation continues to evolve. To stay well, stay home. To slow the spread and help the health care system you should only go out for essential reasons, including daily exercise or walking your pet.”
Individuals should not visit the assessment centre unless they have symptoms. If symptoms are MILD, individuals should stay home and self-isolate. Self-isolation information can be found at www.wdgpublichealth.ca/coronavirus. For MODERATE symptoms including fever, cough or shortness of breath, individuals should call their physician and follow their directions. For SEVERE symptoms, individuals should visit their nearest emergency room or call 911 immediately.
If an individual is sent to the Assessment Clinic, they will be seen by a clinician who will provide further instruction. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided for patients upon arrival. Individuals should be aware that depending on their recent travel history and symptoms, healthcare personal may advise self-isolation without administering a test.
“The Guelph General Hospital and the Guelph Family Health Team have been operating the assessment clinic on Delhi Street since early March and have assessed 826 individuals and tested 321,” said Marianne Walker, CEO of Guelph General Hospital. “I have every confidence that the new assessment centre will assist many more residents in a timely and clinically safe manner.”
“The Guelph Family Health Team has been working hard to ensure the assessment centre facilitates as many tests for local residents as possible,” said Ross Kirkconnell, Executive Director of the Guelph Family Health Team. “We are looking forward to continuing this work at the new site.”
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, the Guelph Family Health Team, Guelph General Hospital and the City of Guelph continue to work collaboratively with community partners, other levels of government and the broader care sector to ensure our city manages the COVID-19 outbreak effectively. For more information, visit wdgpublichealth.ca/coronavirus.