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COVID-19 Assessment Centre moves to same-day booking

Last week, Stevenson Memorial Hospital’s (SMH) COVID-19 Assessment Centre implemented an appointment-based system. The Centre has also changed its hours of operation to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continues to operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The Centre will now be taking same-day appointments only moving forward. The registration phone line will open on each operating day at 7 a.m.

The Assessment Centre will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12 for the Thanksgiving statutory holiday and will start the same-day booking system on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 a.m.

Appointments can be booked by calling SMH’s new Assessment Centre registration line at (249) 501-0383.

To ensure testing resources are available for those who need them the most, the province recently updated testing criteria to prioritize those at the greatest risk, while shifting away from untargeted, asymptomatic testing. People should only seek testing at an assessment centre if:

  • they have COVID-19 symptoms;
  • have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as notified by public health  unit or the COVID Alert app;
  • live or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak; an asymptomatic traveller or are in a high risk group. 

To determine whether you meet criteria for a COVID-19 test please visit