Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Am I at risk of serious illness of hospitalization from COVID-19?

COVID-19 Cases at Lakeridge Health

  COVID-19 Cases at Lakeridge Health as of January 27, 2022

Totals

COVID-19 positive inpatients across Lakeridge Health.

140
COVID-19 positive inpatients in Lakeridge Health ICUs. 15
Inpatients under investigation for COVID-19 across Lakeridge Health.  65

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Am I at risk of serious illness or hospitalization from COVID-19?

Who is at Moderate or High Risk?

Regardless of vaccination status:

  • People who are undergoing treatment for medical conditions such as cancer
  • People who are taking medication for diabetes
  • People who are taking medications for a chronic illness that lowers their immunity (such as medications following organ or stem cell transplant, arthritis, kidney failure, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, or lupus)
  • People with untreated or advanced HIV
  • People who are obese
  • Women who are unvaccinated and pregnant
  • Other risk factors include age (over 50), Indigenous, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, sickle cell disease

To book a COVID-19 test, visit covidswab.lh.ca

If you are unsure, speak to your health care provider. 

Receiving a COVID-19 Vaccine

 

In Durham Region, there are numerous places to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • To book at a Public Health-run vaccine clinic, you can schedule your appointment online or by calling 1-888-444-5113. 
  • To locate a pharmacy where you can book an appointment, please visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.
  • For information about the Lakeridge Health run vaccine clinic please call 905-571-3344. For eligiblity at the Lakeridge Health run clinic, please read the eligibility criteria below:

Paediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for children 5-11 Years Old 

All Ontario residents between 5-11 years-old are eligible for a peadatric COVID-19 vaccine. 

For information and resources to help prepare you and your child for a vaccination visit The CARD System.

Facts about the COVID-19 vaccine for 5 - 11 year olds

To book an appointment, click here

 

Specialist Referral Form: COVID-19 Vaccine Alllergy

Starting November 5, 2021, Lakeridge Health is running a weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Allergy Clinic. The Vaccine Allergy Clinic is located at Oshawa Hospital. Individuals with mild to moderate allergic reaction to the COVID vaccine or any of its components are eligible. Patients must be referred by an allergist or a specialist and have an appointment. The clinic will administer the vaccine suggested by the community allergist/specialist by a registered nurse or a physician. To access a referral form click on the link: 

Specialist Referral Form: COVID-19 Vaccine Allergy

 

COVID-19 Assessment Centre Locations in Durham

Durham Regions COVID-19 Assessment Centres are located at:

  • Clarington - Garnet B Rickard Arena - 2440 Durham Regional Hwy 2, Bowmanville
  • Downtown Oshawa (Parking Garage) - 1 Mary Street
  • Pickering - 1101 Kingston Road - a drive-thru location
  • Pickering Chestnut Hill -1867 Valley Farm Road
    Located at the back, do not enter through arena. Enter beside patio
  • Port Perry - Prince Albert Hall - 19 Jeffery St.
  • Sunderland - Sunderland Fire Station - 217 River Street, Sunderland 
  • Whitby Haydenshore Pavillion - 589 Water Street

COVID-19 Assessment Centre Hours of Operation

Clarington Assessment Centre (Closed Sundays) 

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Downtown Oshawa Assessment Centre (Closed on Saturdays)

  • Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Pickering Assessment Centre (Closed on Saturdays and Holidays)

  • Monday to Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Pickering Chestnut Hills Assessment Centre 

  • Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
  • Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Holidays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Open for a limited number of walk-ins from 9:30am-12:30pm and 2 - 5pm Monday-Friday

Port Perry Assessment Centre

  • Monday, Wednesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • You are required to have an appointment date and time for this location. It is recommended that you fill out the questionnaire at covidswab.lh.ca prior to coming to the Covid Assessment Centre

Sunderland Assessment Centre  

  •  Monday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Whitby Assessment Centre

  • Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m

No walk-in patients are accepted. Patients will be contacted by the Assessment Centre based on the results of their assessment form.

Need help scheduling a test?

If you do not have a computer or WiFi, contact DRHD for assistance at 1-800-841-2729. Your appointment will be booked at one of the COVID-19 Assessment Centres listed below. Anyone who is seriously ill or in medical distress should call 911 and be seen at one of our Emergency Departments.

On September 24, 2020 the Ontario government released new guidelines related to COVID-19 testing. In alignment with the new provincial guidelines on COVID-19 testing, all Durham Region COVID-19 Assessment Centres have shifted away from asymptomatic (not showing symptoms) testing. If you do not meet the criteria, but still want a COVID-19 test, please visit Ontario's COVID Test page for more detailed information about testing.