[Updated Tuesday, October 19 – this information is subject to change; please check back frequently for updates]
What can I do to minimize the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19 and other illnesses?
Get vaccinated! Maximum protection is not reached until 2-3 weeks after vaccination. That means you don’t have full immunity until 2-3 weeks after your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Practice physical distancing – stay two (2) meters away from anyone who is not in your household
Wear a face covering when you cannot physical distance – learn how to properly wear, fit, remove and clean your face mask
What should I do if I think I have symptoms of COVID-19?
If you suspect you might have COVID-19, contact PRHC’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre directly by phone at 705-876-5086 to determine whether an appointment is required.
If your symptoms are severe, come to the Emergency Department or call 911 and alert the screener/dispatcher to your travel history and symptoms.
Peterborough Public Health: 705-743-1000 x. 401
If your inquiry is not urgent, email email@example.com
If you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and provide your travel history and symptoms.
Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000 (staffed 24/7)
August 17, 2021: COVID-19 testing services to consolidate at PRHC’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre
July 27, 2021: PRHC COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic adjusts operations as vaccination rates increase across Canada
June 16, 2021: PRHC moves to less restrictive phase of temporary visiting policy
April 10, 2021: Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) to ramp down non-urgent care in response to provincial critical care surge
February 23, 2021: Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) receives first shipment of 5,850 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
February 3, 2021: A message of support and thanks from PRHC’s Board of Directors
January 26, 2021: Peterborough Regional Health Centre moves to more restrictive visiting policy
January 25, 2021: Peterborough Region Receives its First Supply of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
January 6, 2021: PRHC statement regarding patient transfers from other areas across the province
November 13, 2020: COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Peterborough Regional Health Centre expanding to increase capacity, support Emergency Department volumes
October 22, 2020: Peterborough’s Eastgate Memorial Park COVID-19 testing site relocating to Northcrest Arena on Monday, October 26
October 8, 2020: Online appointment booking now available for Eastgate Memorial Park COVID-19 testing site
September 17, 2020: Peterborough’s drive-through COVID-19 testing site relocating to Eastgate Memorial Park on Monday, September 21
September 10, 2020: Peterborough’s drive-through COVID-19 testing centre first in Ontario to use handheld devices for lab automation
July 20, 2020: Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) eases temporary family presence/visiting restrictions during COVID-19 pandemic
June 19, 2020: Healthcare providers in Peterborough urge patients to wear non-medical masks for in-person medical appointments
May 29, 2020: Five regional hospital partners approved to begin ramping up non-urgent care
April 24, 2020: PRHC continues to stand ready as COVID-19 pandemic evolves across Ontario
April 22, 2020: Outbreak of COVID-19 on PRHC inpatient unit declared over
April 21, 2020: PRHC providing support for community partners through COVID-19 Mobile Assessment+ Response Team
April 16, 2020: COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Peterborough Regional Health Centre ramps up testing
April 15, 2020: City of Peterborough & PRHC partner to ensure all essential services have access to necessary PPE
April 4, 2020: PRHC calls on community for support with 1000 Mask Challenge
April 1, 2020: Peterborough Regional Health Centre prepares for COVID-19 pandemic
March 31, 2020: COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) now available by calling directly
March 25, 2020: Peterborough Regional Health Centre and PRHC Foundation grateful for community support during COVID-19 pandemic
March 23, 2020: Main entrance at PRHC now reopened with touch-free sliding doors
March 19, 2020: Temporary changes to family presence/visitor policy at PRHC
March 17, 2020: COVID-19 Assessment Centre open at Peterborough Regional Health Centre
March 16, 2020: New screening and access measures take effect at PRHC today
March 15, 2020: First case of COVID-19 reported by Peterborough Public Health
March 13, 2020: Health partners in Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Peterborough collaborating to protect patients, visitors, healthcare professionals, staff and volunteers
March 11, 2020: COVID-29 Update: Help us protect you
January 28, 2020: Coronavirus and You: How to stay safe and remain calm