The Almonte COVID-19 Assessment Centre is hosting two satellite COVID-19 Testing Clinics at the Carleton Place Arena. 

The Clinics will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 and Friday, Dec. 18. Pre-booked appointments are required. There are no walk-in appointments.

“To schedule an appointment, please call 613-325-1208 and leave a message,” Mississippi River Health Alliance communications lead Jane Adams released in a statement. “Messages are retrieved daily between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. You will receive a call back from an unknown/private number.”

To qualify for a test under provincial guidelines, patients must have COVID-19 symptoms; be a confirmed COVID-19 close contact; or be participating in a ministry testing group.

“The test does not include a physician assessment,” Adams said. “If you require a physician assessment, please call your local family physician or Telehealth Ontario (toll-free 1-866-797-0000 or toll-free TTY at 1-866-797-0007) for a referral to our care clinic. Please go to your newest emergency department if your symptoms are severe.”

The COVID-19 Testing Clinics are operated by physicians and staff from Almonte General Hospital, Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital, and the Lanark County Paramedic Service, in partnership with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.