Niagara Health opened a COVID-19 Clinic this week at the St. Catharines Site that is accessible by referral only for patients with mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19, or who are suspected of having or are confirmed with COVID-19.
Referrals can be made by primary care providers, the Emergency Department, Assessment Centres and Telehealth.
The clinic is located in the Mental Health Outpatient area. Hours of operation from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This clinic is different than our assessment centres and does not provide PCR testing. The COVID-19 Clinic, a Clinical Assessment Centre, will help patients who cannot manage their symptoms at home safely but do not require emergency services.
The Niagara Falls assessment centre and St. Catharines drive-through assessment centre will continue to offer PCR tests and assessment for those who are eligible.
According to provincial guidance, publicly-funded PCR testing offered at Niagara Health is only available for high-risk individuals who are symptomatic and/or are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19, including for the purposes of confirming a COVID-19 diagnosis to begin treatment. This includes vulnerable populations and workers in the highest risk settings such as healthcare workers, police officers, fire fighters, paramedics and other emergency responders. A full list of eligible individuals for PCR testing can be found here.
If you qualify for a PCR test, visit the Niagara Health online appointment scheduler or call 905-378-4647 ext. 42819 (4-CV19).
Please note that we do not accept walk-ins for the COVID-19 Clinic or Assessment Centres at any of our locations.