COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Clinic Now Open at Joseph Brant Hospital

Posted on Thursday July 23, 2020

Joseph Brant Hospital is increasing its COVID-19 testing capacity by opening a new drive-thru clinic to better serve the Burlington community.

The clinic is dedicated to testing individuals who are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, but who are concerned they may have been exposed or require testing. The Joseph Brant Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Centre will continue to operate as a testing centre for individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

The Drive-Thru Testing Clinic is located on the hospital grounds, easily accessed off of Joseph Brant Hospital’s entrance on North Shore Blvd. Appointments are required and can be booked online by visiting covidtesting.josephbranthospital.ca or calling 905-632-3737 x 6550. To fast-track appointments, we encourage people to book their testing online. Testing is available seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The clinic will operate as follows:

  • Signage will direct patients upon arrival
  • The health care team will perform the COVID-19 swab test while you are in your car
  • Patients will be sent home with information on self-isolation and how to view their test results
  • If heat warnings are in effect on clinic days, out of precaution, we ask patients to not bring children and frail adults in cars who are not being tested, as well as pets

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, it is recommended that you book an appointment at the Assessment Centre calling 905-632-3737 ext. 6550 or booking online. If you are experiencing the following symptoms, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department:

  • Severe difficulty breathing
  • Severe chest pain
  • Feeling confused or unsure of where you are
  • Losing consciousness

Children under one year will not be swabbed at the drive-thru clinic and should be referred to their family health-care provider for testing.

COVID-19 test results are available within 3 to 7 days, and can be accessed in the following ways:

  • Go to covid-19.ontario.ca and select “Check your lab results” (you must have a valid Ontario photo health card to use the website)
  • Register for MyChart using your Ontario Health Card
  • Contact your family doctor

For more information, please visit the COVID-19 information on our website.

About Joseph Brant Hospital

Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) is a full service community teaching hospital serving more than 185,000 residents in the communities of Halton and Hamilton, including Burlington, Waterdown, Flamborough, Milton and Stoney Creek, with a skilled staff of 194 physicians, 1,911 full- and part-time staff and more than 700 volunteers. In conjunction with McMaster University, JBH is a Clinical Education site, and designated as an Academic Community Teaching Hospital with an expanded campus which includes the seven-storey state-of-art Michael Lee-Chin & Family Patient Tower which features a new Emergency Department, 172 acute inpatient beds, 9 new Operating Rooms and post-anaesthetic care unit to support expanded medical, surgical and outpatient services. JBH is also a partner member of the Burlington Ontario Health Team. For more information, visit www.josephbranthospital.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Corporate Communications

905-632-3737 ext. 2038

corporatecommunications@JosephBrantHospital.ca

 

 

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