Back to Top Ottawa’s first COVID-19 Assessment Centre opens today | The Ottawa Hospital
 

Ottawa’s first COVID-19 Assessment Centre opens today

Ottawa – Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is taking proactive measures in the COVID-19 response by partnering with The Ottawa Hospital and CHEO to open a COVID-19 Assessment Centre. The centre will be used exclusively for the purpose of COVID-19 assessments and testing.

The first COVID-19 Assessment Centre opens today at noon at the Brewer Arena, located at 151 Brewer Way. The facility will be open from 9 am to 8 pm, daily. Additional COVID-19 Assessment Centres may open later as needed.

The centre will be operated in collaboration with The Ottawa Hospital and CHEO — serving the larger public health needs of Ottawa. It will provide assessment and testing for children and adults.

The Assessment Centre is for individuals who have:

  1. Returned from international travel AND are displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19, including:
    1. fever and/or
    2. new or worsening cough

OR

  1. Had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days AND are displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19, including:
    1. fever and/or
    2. new or worsening cough

Do not bring well children or other healthy members of the community (e.g. friends, neighbours, drivers) into the Assessment Centre.

All City of Ottawa community-based and recreational activities are redirected from Brewer Arena to other locations. The only residents using the arena will be those seeking assessments. This will ensure there is no cross-contact between facility users and those who are requesting assessments. There is no risk to the surrounding community. Currently, Brewer Pool remains open.

For more coronavirus (COVID-19) information, visit ottawapublichealth.ca or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information:

Media inquiries:
The Ottawa Hospital
Michaela Schreiter
613-737-8899, 77299

CHEO
PMoore@cheo.on.ca

Ottawa Public Health
OPHmedia@ottawa.ca

City of Ottawa
medias@ottawa.ca
613-580-2450

Public inquiries:
ottawa.ca
3-1-1