In Hastings and Prince Edward Counties there are a number of ways to be assessed for COVID-19. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, you should seek clinical assessment over the phone first, except in cases of medical emergencies.
HPEPH and local assessment centres have expanded their referral process in accordance with the provincial directive and are supporting all interested individuals to access testing by appointment. Residents of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties are requested not to go to an assessment centre without an appointment, please call ahead and preregister to avoid lengthy wait times.
Individuals with no symptoms of illness who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19, or who may be at risk of exposure through their employment (i.e. front-line workers) are encouraged to contact their local assessment centre directly to book an appointment for testing:
- For Bancroft, Belleville, or Trenton assessment centres, call 613-961-5544 (to avoid long distance charges in the Bancroft area, call 613-332-2825 ext. 2222).
- For the Picton assessment centre, call or text (text preferred) 613-813-6864.
- Assessment centres in Belleville and Trenton are currently operating between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, 7 days a week. Picton and Bancroft are currently operating 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
- Call the assessment centre phone line at 613-961-5544 for locations and to preregister.
Individuals with at least one symptom of COVID-19 or who have or questions about COVID-19 are encouraged to contact their health care provider, the HPEPH COVID-19 information line at 613-966-5500 / 1-800-267-2803, or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000. Individuals who are concerned about accessing an assessment centre are encouraged to call the HPEPH COVID-19 information line.