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Updated: Local COVID-19 Information – Testing information included

by | May 28, 2020 | Local News | 0 comments

This page contains important links from local, provincial, and federal governments to help navigate through the pandemic.

Testing is now open to anyone who would like one in the province of Ontario. Please click here for more information. 

  • Testing is available by appointment only at the Smiths Falls site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. Anyone can book their own appointment by calling 613-283-2330 extension 1401 from Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.
  • You do not need a referral for the Almonte Assessment Centre either, but do need an appointment. Call 613-325-1208 to schedule yours. Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. The Assessment Centre is at the corner of Spring Street and State Street in the brick building behind Almonte General Hospital Emergency Department. 
  • The Brockville Assessment Centre located at 100 Magedoma Boulevard, is open to walk-ins. People can come and get a test anytime Monday to Friday 10:00am–5:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00am–2:30pm. 

Please contact your primary health care provider, or the Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853 if you’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency. If you are experiencing symptoms, please click or tap here to be taken to the Province of Ontario self-assessment tool

Lanark County Mental Health has established a COVID-19 Mental Health Hotline from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Anyone seeking assistance in dealing with mental health issues can call toll-free 1-833-283-9979.

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit provides local information on COVID-19 and on which essential services it is currently offering. Dr. Paul Stewart, Medical Officer of health offers weekly updates on In Focus Wednesdays after the News@Noon on Lake 88. 

Click or tap here for the Health Unit’s COVID-19 page
Click or tap here for the Health Unit’s main page for all other services

The province of Ontario has made information easily accessible through a series of useful online tools and portals. 

Click or tap here to be taken to the Province of Ontario self-assessment tool
Click or tap here to be taken to the Province of Ontario’s one stop information portal
Click or tap here to be taken to the general COVID-19 provincial information page

Leeds, Grenville, Thousand Island and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark has created an online portal that is a collection of vital infomrmation for individuals and for businesses. You can visit it by tapping here.

The federal government’s main COVID-19 page explains how Canada is responding to the pandemic, economic and financial support for individuals and businesses and much more. 

Click or tap here to be taken to the Federal Government’s COVID-19 page 
Click or tap here to be taken directly to the federal government’s Canada Emergency Response Benefit page

The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland is maintaining a map showing the latest information on the pandemic. Click or tap here to be taken to the map.

Other important links: 

Hospitals and health centres: 
Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Website
Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital Website
Almonte General Hospital Website
Kemptville District Hospital Website
Message from Urgent Care Clinic at the North Lanark Community Health Centre

Grocery Programs for Seniors and others at risk:
Perth and Lanark Highlands – (613) 267-6763 
Smiths Falls – 613-706-5500
Carleton Place – 613-253-6206 ext. 121
Almonte –  613-256-2080 ext. 312 or 313

Municipal Links:

County of Lanark
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

Town of Perth
Town of Smiths Falls
Town of Carleton Place

Drummond/North Elmsley
Mississippi Mills
North Frontenac
Rideau Lakes

Local Business Improvement Associations and Chambers of Commerce sites, containing information for local businesses and consumers looking to support local during the pandemic:
Downtown Heritage Perth BIA
Perth and District Chamber of Commerce
Smiths Falls Downtown Business Association
Smiths Falls and District Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Carleton Place BIA
Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce





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