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All clinics and procedures are open and operating as scheduled.

For the latest information and updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV), including information on what to do if you feel you have symptoms, please visit Ottawa Public Health: Novel Coronavirus. Ottawa Public Health is the public health lead for eastern Ontario and is working with public health authorities at the provincial and federal level. The Ottawa Hospital is in close contact with Ottawa Public Health and all eastern Ontario hospitals. Hospital staff are trained to assess patients for respiratory infections, including the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you have an appointment in one of our clinics: If you have fever and symptoms of respiratory infection, or if you have vomiting or diarrhea, please call the clinic in advance and ask if you should still attend your appointment.

Visitor information

Please do not visit friends or family who are in the hospital if you feel ill or have any symptoms of any respiratory virus. We encourage you to receive your seasonal influenza vaccine if you have not yet done so.

More information on visiting The Ottawa Hospital can be found on our Visiting the Hospital page.