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Midland COVID-19 Assessment Centre relocates to GBGH property




August 24, 2020 – Effective Friday, August 28 the Midland COVID-19 Assessment Centre will be moving from its current location at 845 King Street, Midland, to its new location at 1156 St. Andrews Drive, Midland. The new Assessment Centre is located in the clinic building in the Georgian Bay General Hospital’s (GBGH) Midland site parking lot.

The move is happening as the lease on the King Street location finishes at the end of August. That location was chosen as a temporary space due to the urgent need to open an assessment centre in the Midland area in the early stages of the pandemic. With the new location at GBGH, the centre remains easily accessible will not have to re-locate again during the pandemic.

“As it is unknown how long the pandemic will continue, we needed to find a more permanent location for the Assessment Centre,” says Gail Hunt, president and CEO, GBGH. “The partners involved in managing and staffing the centre agreed that using the existing building on GBGH property is ideal as the centre can remain there for as long as it’s needed. We continue to ask people to book an appointment for swabbing so we can maintain safety and physical distancing of other individuals and staff.”

Appointments for swabbing can be booked via phone by calling 705-529-1025. The call centre scheduling appointments is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This assessment centre location has a designated entrance at the back of the building directly accessible from the free parking area, dedicated to those visiting the centre to receive a COVID swab. The parking area can be accessed by entering the GBGH property from the Penetanguishene Road entrance.

The Midland Assessment Centre has swabbed more than 5,000 people since opening March 25, 2020. To date, the centre has been staff by community partners and going forward will continue to be staffed by representatives from GBGH, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Centre de Santé Communautaire CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre, Wendat Community Programs and the North Simcoe Family Health Team.

 

Contact:

Jennifer Moore

Communications Officer, GBGH

705-526-1300 ext 5177

moorejen@gbgh.on.ca