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RC VTAC - Local COVID-19 Testing

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Oct 6, 2020 The RCDHU has issued a NEW What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms graphic.

With the cooler weather and anticipated demand, we’ve made a few adjustments to how we deliver #COVID19 testing in #RenfrewCounty. Beginning Sep 13, drive-thru testing will be done at 5 fixed Renfrew County locations (with adequate shelter for our team), 5 days a week, 4 to 6 hours per day. 
Important change: You must call VTAC at 1-844-727-6404 to schedule a #COVID19 test beforehand.
As always, we will continue to monitor the needs of each individual community.

The Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre is now conducting COVID-19 testing at various areas throughout Renfrew County over two-week periods.  If you need to be tested, check the schedule to see where and when testing will occur.  Please wear a face mask to the location and bring with you your health care card and drivers license.  Pre-registration is requested.

You can also see this schedule in the images files.

The Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre  is a new pandemic healthcare service to reduce the demand on Emergency Departments and provide Renfrew County residents, who do not have a family physician or cannot access their family physician, with the appropriate level of care when they have any health concern (including concerns related to COVID-19).

Any Renfrew County resident who has a health concern (including concerns related to COVID-19) and does not have a family physician or cannot access their family physician can access care and support through the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre.

The RCVTAC is a virtual solution that allows physicians, nurse practitioners and/or community paramedics to assess and manage health concerns in multiple ways depending on a person’s needs. This includes:

  • Phone appointments
  • Video appointments
  • In-home assessments and diagnostic testing by community paramedics
  • Remote monitoring and alerting and if necessary, escalation to a designated team of physicians and allied health professionals for the management of patients with COVID-19
  • Referral to other services including mental health support

Residents can access the Centre by calling 1-844-727-6404. This service is covered by OHIP with a valid health card. For more information please refer to the RC VTAC website.