COVID-19 Assessment Centre moves inside Ross Memorial Hospital

By Lindsay Advocate

Effective Oct. 19, COVID-19 testing at Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) will take place inside, in the former admitting area on the south side of the hospital.

To support the safety of all patients, staff and physicians, the RMH COVID-19 Assessment Centre is separated from other clinical programs and areas within the hospital.

To book an appointment you must first visit the provincial COVID-19 website to learn if you qualify for testing under the current provincial guidelines. Then call 705-328-6217 or request an appointment online at

Appointments are available Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

RMH asks that you do not leave multiple messages or submit multiple forms. You will receive a call back within one to two business days.

On the day of your appointment, arrive at your appointment time. Park in the short-term parking lot at the south side of the hospital, entering from Kent Street. There is no charge for parking for those visiting the assessment centre. All other patients should use short or long term parking on the north side of the hospital.

COVID-19 Assessment Centre Entrance
COVID-19 Assessment Centre Entrance

Wear a mask and bring your health card and identification. Proceed to the south entrance, following signage for the COVID-19 Assessment Centre.

Physical distancing must be maintained while awaiting testing.

If symptoms are severe, including difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion or losing consciousness, you should be seen in the emergency department immediately.

To stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 information at Ross Memorial Hospital, please visit

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