Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Am I at risk of serious illness of hospitalization from COVID-19? Learn more about the new COVID-19 Therapeutic Clinic. Click Here

COVID-19 Cases at Lakeridge Health

  COVID-19 Cases at Lakeridge Health as of May 20, 2022

Totals

COVID-19 positive inpatients across Lakeridge Health.

52
COVID-19 positive inpatients in Lakeridge Health ICUs. 3
Inpatients under investigation for COVID-19 across Lakeridge Health.  20

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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 covid19swab.lh.ca

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

COVID-19 Therapeutic Clinic

The COVID-19 Therapeutic Clinic is located at the Ajax Pickering Hospital at 580 Harwood Avenue South. The clinic provides specialized antiviral treatment that will help eligible adults with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at risk of progressing to serious illness. The clinic is by appointment only. Patients will be referred to the clinic from the COVID-19 Assessment Centres, Cold and Flu Clinics, and community providers.

Accessing the Clinic

Recently, the province expanded the eligibility to access antiviral treatments. Now the following higher-risk groups are eligible to be tested and assessed for antiviral treatments, such as Paxlovid, in Ontario:  

  • Individuals aged 18 and over who are immunocompromised (have an immune system that is weakened by a health condition or medications);
  • Individuals aged 70 and over;
  • Individuals aged 60 and over with fewer than three vaccine doses; and
  • Individuals aged 18 and over with fewer than three vaccine doses and at least one risk condition  (e.g., a chronic medical condition).

If you believe you have COVID-19 and a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is negative, book a PCR test at covid19swab.lh.ca or by calling 905-721-4842 if you are unable to book online.

 While treatments may prevent adverse outcomes for those who are eligible it does not replace other public health measures, including vaccination, wearing masks, and physical distancing.

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
  • 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

COVID-19 Assessment Centre Hours of Operation - Updated April 12, 2022

Clarington Assessment Centre

  • Monday & Wednesday 9:30am-3:30pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday 12:30pm-6:30pm
  • Friday 12:30-4:30pm

Same day appointments may be accommodated on a walk-in basis.

Pickering Assessment Centre 

  • Monday-Wednesday & Friday 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-2:00pm

Same day appointments may be accommodated on a walk-in basis.

Pickering Chestnut Hills Assessment Centre

  • Monday-Friday 9:00am-7:00pm (Closed between 12-1)
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm

Same day appointments may be accommodated on a walk-in basis.

Port Perry Assessment Centre

  • Monday-Sunday 12:00-4:00pm

Same day appointments may be accommodated on a walk-in basis.

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.

 Third Parties and COVID-19 Vaccine

As mandated by the Province of Ontario‚Äôs Directive #6, Lakeridge Health has introduced a COVID-19 vaccination policy that includes requirements for third-party organizations. To provide the safest possible environment for our patients, families, and health-care teams, Lakeridge Health is making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for third parties (including contractors, vendors, service providers, and their subcontractors).

Effective October 1, 2021, all employees or agents of any third-party organizations who come into buildings operated by Lakeridge Health are required to follow Lakeridge Health's policy related to the COVID-19 vaccination.

To comply with this policy, Lakeridge Health requires that a representative from each third-party organization complete an online declaration certificate. The certificate requires the third-party to confirm that all members of their organization entering buildings operated by Lakeridge Health are:

  1. Fully vaccinated, or
  2. They have provided the third-party organization with written proof, from a physician or nurse practitioner, of a medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Additionally, they are receiving regular antigen point-of-care testing for COVID-19 and are demonstrating a negative result at least once every seven (7) days.*

Note: Fully vaccinated means having received a full series of COVID-19 vaccines authorized by Health Canada, or a combination of such vaccines.

*Third parties will be allowed to accept weekly antigen test results as an option from their members until October 22, after which this option will no longer be acceptable.

One certificate is to be completed on behalf of all members of the third-party organization. Therefore, the representative completing the certificate must be someone with the authority to act on behalf of the organization's members. 

The certificate is required only for organizations whose members come into buildings operated by Lakeridge Health. Failure to complete the certificate prior to members entering a building operated by Lakeridge Health will result in the members being asked to leave the building.

If you are a representative of a third-party organization, and you need to complete this certificate on behalf of your members, please visit this link to complete the certificate. If more than one person at Lakeridge Health has asked you to complete the certificate, please note that you only need to complete one (1) copy of the certificate for all of Lakeridge Health. Please provide a separate copy of your completed certificate to different Lakeridge Health leaders if requested.