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Smooth Rock Falls adds COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Hospital

A COVID-19 Assessment Centre is now open three mornings a week in Smooth Rock Falls. Hospital CEO Samantha Hiebert says the Centre is located at the hospital from 9 am to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  She adds the process begins with a referral by the community’s physician.

“Once that has taken place, our hospital nurses will invite you down to the hospital for the testing,” she said. “You must remain at home in isolation until the results of the tests are known.”

Hiebert says their Assessment Centre is a bit different than the others offer a drive-up service.

“The person is asked to drive into the Ambulance garage and then remain in the vehicle,” she said. “The nurse will swab that person and then once completed they can drive away.”

The testing at the Hospital is by appointment only. Hiebert says that they are thrilled to offer the Assessment Centre so they can ease the minds of residents and answer any questions they might have.

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