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Find out what COVID-19 is and how to prevent it with our simple info-graphic.
For reputable local information about COVID-19 visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website.
Find out if you should go to the Barrie COVID-19 Assessment Centre, a local Walk in Clinic, Urgent Care Clinic or the emergency department at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre or another local healthcare provider.
Patients who have been tested at the Barrie COVID-19 Assessment Centre at 490 Huronia Road or the Prince William walk-in clinic location will have been provided a handout on how to obtain your results. Patients from both locations will receive a call from their centre's reporting team as soon as results are available, whether they are negative or positive. We appreciate your patience, as results can take up to 7 days for us to receive depending on processing times at the labs. Please do not call unless you have been waiting longer than 7 days so we can dedicate our time to following up on results that we have received.
If you received the testing and you have not received the results after 7 days you will need to follow up with the healthcare provider or clinic location who ordered the test. The records for the results are not shared among different locations.
Patients can also check the public results website for results, however, please know that currently not all results are available on the public website and you will not have access to the public website if you still have a red and white health card.
If your result is positive for COVID-19, please call in to the health unit 705-721-7520 (1-877-721-7520) to speak to someone on the Infectious Diseases team.
COVID-19 Symptoms include difficulty breathing; fever; cough; muscle aches; fatigue; headache; sore throat conjunctivitis and runny nose. Additional symptoms may include hoarse voice; difficulty swallowing; loss of sense of smell or taste; diarrhea or nausea/vomiting & conjunctivitis.
For seniors, symptoms may also include chills; delirium with no other obvious reason; falls; acute functional decline; increased heart rate and decreased blood pressure.
If you are experiencing symptoms you can visit the Barrie COVID-19 Assessment Centre where you will be seen and assessed in a safe, controlled environment by a physician or nurse practitioner, who will provide you with the necessary care and treatment for your medical needs. You will also be provided with instructions for self-care and follow up as required. For more information on what to expect when you arrive at the assessment centre take a video tour.
Anyone who wishes to be tested for COVID-19 can be tested and those results will be communicated directly to you when they are available.
If you are unsure if you should visit the assessment centre you should:
• First call your Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner for advice
• If you do not have a Family Physician/Nurse Practitioner or your regular healthcare provider is not available, call the Barrie & Community Family Medicine - Walk-in Clinics or the Huronia Urgent Care Clinic. For clinic hours and contact information please visit: barriewalkinclinics.ca or huroniaurgentcareclinic.com.
• If these options are unavailable, then you should contact Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000
The Barrie COVID-19 Assessment Centre is operated in partnership by the Barrie Community Health Centre, Barrie & Community Family Medicine Clinics-Walk-in Clinics, Huronia Urgent Care Clinic, Barrie & Community Family Health Team, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and the County of Simcoe.
Barrie healthcare providers are working together to ensure anyone who wishes to be tested for COVID-19 can receive the test. You can be tested for COVID-19 at the following locations
Barrie COVID-19 Assessment Centre
490 Huronia Road, Barrie. In the building at the rear of the complex (not at the Huronia Urgent Care Clinic)
Hours: effective July 6th, 2020
Mon to Fri 8:30 am to 4::30 pm
Assessment & Testing. Walk In Only
Barrie & Community Family Medicine Clinics
Prince William Location only, 829 Big Bay Point Road. Shoppers Drug Mart Plaza
Hours: effective June 9, 2020
Mon to Fri 8:00 am to 8::00 pm
Sat/Sun/Holidays 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Assessment & Testing. Booked appointments & walk in. Call ahead for an appointment (705) 722-1199 or visit barriewalkinclinics.ca
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
201 Georgian Drive – ATRIUM entrance (look for the three flagpoles)
Mon to Fri 10:00 am to 6::00 pm
Sat/Sun/Holidays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Testing Only. Booked appointments & drive/walk in. Call ahead for an appointment at 705-797-3120.
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