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New Covid clinic opens at St. Catharines hospital

The new location is intended for patients with mild to moderate symptoms when they cannot manage the illness at home
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St Catharines hospital. Photo: Ludvig Drevfjall/Thorold News

Niagara Health has opened a new COVID-19 clinic to help residents who have mild to moderate symptoms of the virus.

The clinic, accessible by referral only, is intended for patients who cannot manage their symptoms at home safely, but do not require emergency services.

The clinic is located at the St. Catharines General Hospital mental health outpatient area. The clinic does not offer PCR testing and patients can be referred there through primary care providers, the ER or Assessment Centres, and Telehealth Ontario.

The Niagara Falls assessment centre and St. Catharines drive-through assessment centre will continue to offer PCR tests and assessment for those who are eligible.

According to provincial guidance, publicly funded PCR testing offered at Niagara Health is only available for high-risk individuals who are symptomatic and/or are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19, including for the purposes of confirming a COVID-19 diagnosis to begin treatment.

This includes vulnerable populations and workers in the highest risk settings such as healthcare workers, police officers, fire fighters, paramedics and other emergency responders. A full list of eligible individuals for PCR testing can be found here.

If you qualify for a PCR test, visit the Niagara Health online appointment scheduler or call 905-378-4647 ext. 42819 (4-CV19).

Ludvig Drevfjall

About the Author: Ludvig Drevfjall

Ludvig Drevfjall has been the editor of ThoroldToday since January 2020. He has worked as a journalist in Sweden, British Columbia and Ontario
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