Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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How to schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine

To book at a Lakeridge Health-run clinic, please go to covidvaccine.lh.ca. To book at a Public Health- run clinic you can schedule your appointment online or by calling 1-888-444-5113. 

More information about Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plan  is available on the Government of Ontario website at: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/ontarios-covid-19-vaccination-plan.

Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose – Oshawa COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Effective June 28, 2021 everyone is eligible for an earlier second dose of mRNA vaccine, based on vaccine availability. Questions can be addressed to oshawavaccine@lh.ca

Oshawa Campus Ice Centre:

  • Residents who received a first dose at Oshawa Campus ice will already have received a new earlier appointment. Rebooking links can also be used to find earlier appointments. 
  • Residents who received a first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine are eligible to schedule their second dose appointment eight weeks following the first dose and can book through covidvaccine.lh.ca
  • Oshawa Campus Ice is now accepting walk-ins for both 1st and 2nd dose appointments for all age groups. Open 7 days per week 0730-1830

Updated July 23, 2021

 

What to do if you think you have COVID-19

 

After December 11, 2020. We will no longer offer COVID-19 tests for travel, including domestic and international trips. This change is based on provincial guidance.

Some commercial COVID-19 testing sites may test travelers for a fee. If you require a test for travel, please explore these options in your community. Please also consult your travel carrier’s guidelines and the Government of Canada Travel Website for requirements to your destination. If a COVID-19 is required, please budget ample time for testing and to receive results prior to your departure.

 

What do to if I’m asymptomatic and have been exposed?

If you are concerned that you have COVID-19 or that you may have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19, please contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-000, your primary care provider or complete the online self-assessment tool to determine what to do. If you need urgent medical care, please call 911.

Regarding asymptomatic community members who have been exposed: They are encourage to be tested 7 days from their exposure. Close contacts who develop symptoms should be tested/re-tested as soon as possible:

  • Close contacts without symptoms who have had ongoing exposure to the case (e.g. live in same house or worked together on multiple days) should be tested as soon as possible.
  • Close contacts without symptoms who did not have ongoing exposure or only had contact to the case on a specific occasion should be tested 7 days from your last exposure to the case.

COVID-19 Assessment Centre Locations in Durham

Durham Regions COVID-19 Assessment Centres are located at:

  • Clarington - Courtice Community Complex - 2950 Courtice Road
  • Downtown Oshawa (Parking Garage) - 1 Mary Street
  • Pickering - 1101 Kingston Road - a drive-thru location
  • Port Perry - Prince Albert Hall - 19 Jeffery St.
  • Sunderland - 120 River Street
  • Whitby Haydenshore Pavillion - 589 Water Street

COVID-19 Assessment Centre Hours of Operation

  • Clarington Assessment Centre - Monday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday 1 - 7 p.m., Wednesday - CLOSED, Thursday 12 - 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sunday - CLOSED 
    Please note - the clinic is CLOSED on Monday, August 2 for the Civic Holiday
  • Downtown Oshawa Assessment Centre - Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday - CLOSED, Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Please note - hours for Monday, August 2 are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
  • Pickering Assessment Centre - Monday to Wednesday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday - CLOSED, Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
    Saturday - CLOSED, Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
    Please note - the clinic is CLOSED on Monday, August 2 for the Civic Holiday
  • Port Perry Assessment Centre - Monday 12 – 4 p.m., Tuesday 4 – 8 p.m. Wednesday 12 - 4 p.m., Thursday 4 - 8 p.m., Friday CLOSED, Saturday 12 - 4 p.m., Sunday - CLOSED
    Please note - hous for Monday, August 2 are 12 - 4 p.m. 
  • Sunderland Assessment Centre - Monday's 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Please note - the clinic is CLOSED on Monday, August 2 for the Civic Holiday
  • Whitby Assessment Centre - Monday, Tuesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday - CLOSED, Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Please note - hours of operation for Monday, August 2 are 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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

Accessing a COVID-19 Test in Durham Region

 

To ensure people who are most in need of a COVID-19 test receive one, we are only testing individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria in a COVID-19 Assessment Centre. **NEW** If this applies to you, please complete the assessment form:

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19;
  • Were told by public health or notified by the COVID-19 Alert APP that they were exposed to the virus;
  • Work or live in a place where there is an outbreak and were told by public health to get a COVID-19 test;
  • Work or reside in a long-term care home, shelter, retirement home, group home or other congregate care/shared living settings;
  • Were identified as part of a targeted guidance as directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care or by public health*

Are you eligible for a COVID-19 Testing (flow-chart)

Are you eligible for a COVID-19 test

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.

Testing at Pharmacies

 

Some pharmacies now offer COVID-19 testing for people without symptoms who need a COVID-19 test. Please visit Ontario's COVID Test page for information on whether you are eligible for testing, how to book a test and for pharmacy locations near you.

To help prevent the spread of communicable illnesses such as the flu, colds or COVID-19, we encourages everyone to continue to follow COVID-19 public health measures including wearing a face covering; frequent handwashing; and maintaining physical distance from those outside their household or social circle and downloading the COVID Alert mobile app. Download on Ontario's COVID Test page.

Waiting for your Test?

Individuals typically receive results from their test in 5 - 7 days. However, the wait time can vary and may take longer. If individuals are unable to find their results through Ontario.ca after this period of time, they can call the COVID Assessment Centre results line at 905-721-4842.