It’s a significant milestone for COVID-19 here at home.
The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance’s COVID, Cold, and Flu Care Clinic will be closing at the end of the month because of a steady decline in patient volume.
The last day of operation for COVID-19 testing will be Thursday, March 30 and the last day for physician assessment will be Friday, March 31st.
COVID-19 testing began in the Emergency Departments of each of HPHA’s hospital sites in March 2020 with a drive-thru COVID-19 Assessment Centre opening at the Stratford General Hospital in June 2020.
To date over 54,000 PCR tests and over 2,000 clinical assessments have been completed.
“The contribution this team has made to the quality of our local health system during the pandemic has been outstanding,” says Andrew Williams, President and CEO. “As we close our CCFCC a huge thank you is extended to our community partners including the Stratford Rotary Complex, the wonderful staff at the Stratford Family Health Team, Emad Salama of PrinceRx Pharmacy for generously paying the parking fees for all the CCFCC patients and, of course, all the staff and physicians that worked tirelessly provide this service.”
Patients seeking a COVID-19 assessment, testing or antiviral treatment after March 321st can contact their family doctor or visit Ontario’s COVID-19 web page.