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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Updates

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Updates

Midland COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Effective Wednesday, November 17, 2021: The Midland COVID-19 Assessment Centre has relocated from the Georgian Bay General Hospital site to the North Simcoe Family Health Team at 619 Prospect Boulevard in Midland.

Those in need of a COVID test will still be able to book via the GBGH website: https://gbgh.on.ca/covid-19-booking/

Address: North Simcoe Family Health Team – 619 Prospect Boulevard, Midland

The Assessment Centre is a drive-thru format. Please follow the signage and remain in your vehicle rather than enter the building.

By appointment only:

  • To book an appointment online, please click here.
  • Call the Assessment Centre booking desk at 705-526-7804 ext. 253
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Have you been tested for COVID-19? Test results can be found through the Ontario Ministry of Health portal – https://covid-19.ontario.ca/  

If you do not have internet access for booking an appointment at the Assessment Centre or receiving test results, please call 705-529-1025. Appointments cannot be booked and test results cannot be given in-person by visiting North Simcoe Family Health Team offices.

 

*** IMPORTANT: The Midland COVID-19 Assessment Centre does not perform testing for outbound travel purposes. To obtain a COVID-19 test for outbound travel purposes, please visit the following for more information:

 

Important COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Community immunization clinics are now open in Simcoe Muskoka for eligible groups identified by the provincial government.

Vaccination clinics are located in North Simcoe (Midland/Penetanguishene), Barrie/Innisfil, South Simcoe, the Couchiching area (Orillia), South Georgian Bay (Collingwood) and Muskoka and will operate on rotating days.

To find out if you are eligible at this time, or to book an appointment, please visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) website at www.smdhu.org. A family member or friend can book your appointment. For those without computer or internet access, appointments can be booked by calling the health unit at 705-721-7520  or 1-877-721-7520.

To find out who can get the vaccine, please click here.

For more information on COVID-19 in our region, please visit: http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/

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Visitor and Patient Information

As an important safety measure to protect patients and staff, Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) is implementing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for visitors, effective November 15, 2021. Visitors, including those accompanying a patient to an appointment, at the hospital will be required to show proof of immunization at the main and Emergency department entrances prior to being permitted entry. For more details, click on Visitor Restrictions (above).

All permitted visitors will continue to be screened upon entering the hospital. Any visitor who screens positive for COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to not visit. In exceptional circumstances (such as a support person for a woman in labour, a parent/guardian of a child in the Emergency department or a palliative/end of life patient), a visitor who screens positive for symptoms will be reviewed by GBGH’s infection prevention and control practitioner or hospital coordinator prior to entry.

All visitors must comply with hand hygiene practices, wear a hospital-provided mask and follow physical distancing. Visitors could also be asked to wear additional personal protective equipment as determined by the care team based on a patients’ condition.

 

For more information, please visit the following websites: