COVID-19 testing services to be consolidated at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on August 23

Last day of testing at Northcrest Arena is August 19

The main entrance of Peterborough Regional Health Centre. (Photo: PRHC)
The main entrance of Peterborough Regional Health Centre. (Photo: PRHC)

Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) has announced COVID-19 testing and medical assessment services will be consolidated at the hospital’s COVID-19 assessment centre at 1 Hospital Drive as of Monday (August 23).

The final day of COVID-19 testing at Northcrest Arena, where testing has been available since October 2020, will be on Thursday (August 19).

Peterborough Paramedics will support testing at the hospital site, where testing will continue to be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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The existing process to book an appointment for a test will not change.

Those who have mild symptoms of COVID-19, who have been advised by Peterborough Public Health or a medical professional to get tested, or who are required to be tested for work or other reasons, should use the online booking form.

Those with have moderate symptoms of COVID-19 and need a medical assessment should call PRHC’s COVID-19 assessment centre at 705-876-5086. Anyone with severe symptoms should call 911 or visit PRHC’s Emergency Department.

People with no sysmptoms can get a COVID-19 test, including for international travel, at Shoppers Drug Mart at 741 Lansdowne Street West.

COVID-19 testing has been offered inside the Northcrest Arena since October 2020.