Effective Monday, August 23, COVID-19 testing and medical assessment services in Peterborough will be consolidated at PRHC’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre at 1 Hospital Drive. The last day testing services will be offered at Northcrest arena will be Thursday, August 19.

Consider getting tested for COVID-19 if  you meet any of the criteria listed below:

  • Are showing COVID-19 symptoms

  • Have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by a Public Health Unit or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app

  • Reside or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by a Public Health Unit

  • Are eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

Book your appointment at the PRHC COVID-19 Assessment Centre based on the severity of your symptoms. See the two booking options below:

1. If you meet one or more of the following criteria, use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment to be tested [https://bit.ly/3udAU4w] for COVID-19:

  • You are showing mild symptoms of COVID-19

  • Peterborough Public Health has informed you that you have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19. If you have been advised to be tested due to an exposure, please follow all public health direction to self-isolate and self-monitor.

  • You have received a notification through the COVID-19 Alert App

  • You are part of an outbreak investigation as informed by Peterborough Public Health

  • You are required to be tested routinely, such as staff at long-term care and retirement homes

  • You are planning an indoor visit with a loved one at a long-term care home

  • You have been advised by a medical professional that testing is required prior to a procedure

  • You are required to be tested before admission to a congregate setting or other facility

When booking your appointment:

  • Please indicate which of the screening criteria you meet in the “reason for appointment” text box

  • When you have completed the appointment scheduling form and clicked on “Book Now” you will receive an email confirmation that your appointment has been booked successfully

  • A separate appointment must be booked for each person being tested; if there are multiple people in one car, each person requires their own email confirmation

  • Bookings will be opened two days in advance, and a limited number of appointments will be available for each day. If there are no appointments displayed in the calendar, all available slots are booked. Please check back the next day.

2. If you have moderate symptoms and need a medical assessment, call PRHC’S COVID-19 Assessment Centre at 705-876-5086.

You will be booked for medical assessment and testing. This service is available seven (7) days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

On the day of your appointment at PRHC’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre:

  • Please arrive five (5) minutes before your scheduled appointment time

  • Please bring your Health Card and Driver’s Licence (if you have one)

You can access your test results using your Ontario Health Card number on the provincial online portal at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/ or by calling your healthcare provider.

SHOPPERS DRUG MART

Shoppers Drug Mart at 741 Lansdowne St. West is offering COVID-19 testing for people without symptoms by appointment only. People calling to book an appointment will need to meet at least one (1) of the following testing criteria:

  • Residents, workers (including support workers), visitors (including caregivers) and government inspectors of long-term care homes

  • Residents, workers (including support workers), visitors (including caregivers) and government inspectors of retirement homes

  • Residents or workers in homeless shelters or other congregate settings

  • International students who have passed their 14-day quarantine period

  • Farmworkers

  • Individuals who self-identify as Indigenous

  • Individuals who are travelling into remote/isolated First Nation and Indigenous communities for work purposes

  • Campers and staff who plan to attend overnight summer camps in 2021

If you require a negative COVID-19 test for international travel clearance purposes, please see International Outbound Travel COVID-19 Testing available through select Shoppers Drug Mart locations here.

To book an appointment, visit www.shoppersdrugmart.ca or 705-748-6141 and follow the recorded prompts. You will be screened by a pharmacy staff member and then booked for a test if you meet the criteria.

PRHC EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

If you have severe symptoms of COVID-19. Call 911 or come to the Emergency Department. Alert the 911 dispatcher/entrance screener to your travel history and symptoms.