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Online Booking for COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Stratford General Hospital

September 24, 2020

At the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA), we are committed to supporting our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the province, we have seen a sharp increase in demand in recent weeks for COVID-19 testing at our drive through Assessment Centre at Stratford General Hospital. Our team is working hard to respond to these requests and book appointments, however this increase has resulted in longer response times.

We appreciate your patience as we respond to this demand. In order to help reduce these wait times we are directing more resources to our Assessment Centre, including increasing staff to respond to requests and book appointments, along with creating a new online booking form.

If you are a resident of Huron or Perth and are worried you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it, you are encouraged to continue to use the Virtual Assessment Model that has been created which involves completing the province’s online assessment  
and if indicated, calling your family doctor to be assessed and sent for testing. Those without a family doctor, can call Huron Perth Public Health at 1-888-221-2133 ext. 3267. If you are a candidate for testing, you will be referred to an Assessment Centre.

Note that testing is now being prioritized for those who have:

  • COVID-19 symptoms
  • Been referred by public health due to close contact with a confirmed case
  • Been referred by a health care professional or need to meet Ministry guidelines
If you are referred to our Assessment Centre at Stratford General Hospital, we highly recommend you use our new online booking form.  With this form, you have the option to choose your appointment date and time. The form will ask you for some personal information and includes some screening questions. 

Appointments may also be requested by phone at 519-272-8210 ext. 2747.

Please remember that appointments are required. We cannot accommodate drive ins/walk ups.

If you are very ill and in need of immediate care, you should go to your nearest Emergency Department or call 9-1-1.