Cold, COVID-19 and Flu Care Clinic Closing
RYAN YOUNG, RMH
KAWARTHA LAKES: Ross Memorial Hospital’s Cold, COVID-19, and Flu Care Clinic will be closing on March 24th, 2023.
“RMH’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre and Cold, COVID-19 and Flu Care Clinic played a significant role in our community’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic by helping limit exposure to the virus and providing access to timely care during a period of great uncertainty and concern for many. That is something we are truly proud of. The hospital thanks all of our staff and physicians whose dedication and commitment helped navigate the clinic’s success,” said Kelly Isfan, President and CEO, Ross Memorial Hospital.
Previously known as the COVID-19 Assessment Centre, the appointment-only Cold, COVID-19 and Flu Care Clinic (CCFCC) opened on December 6th, 2022, featuring expanded clinical assessment eligibility to individuals experiencing a wide range of symptoms, along with COVID-19 testing and antiviral treatment.
RMH’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre opened in March 2020 as a drive-thru model providing COVID-19 testing in the hospital’s ambulance bay. The COVID-19 Assessment Centre moved to the Lindsay Exhibition Fairgrounds that same month. In October 2020, it relocated to its current location in the former Admitting department inside the hospital.
The COVID-19 Assessment Centre also spent a month at the Victoria Park Armoury in early 2022.
Over the course of three years, the Assessment Centre/CCFCC was able to conduct more than 70,000 PCR tests and over 10,000 clinical assessments.
The CCFCC is being closed due to a steady decline in patient volume.