Renfrew County Virtual Triage & Assessment Centre

"Clinical Assessment Centre"

24/7 support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clinical assessment centres can assess, test, and provide treatment options for people who know or suspect they have COVID-19 and who meet certain criteria.

If you have a health concern (including COVID-19) call your family physician first.

If you do not have a family physician or nurse practitioner or cannot access your family physician or nurse practitioner,

Call VTAC at 1-844-727-6404

for support from medical receptionists, physicians and community paramedics.

*It is helpful to have your Ontario Health Card ready when you call.

Who should visit a clinical assessment centre?

You should book a clinical assessment if you know or suspect that you have COVID-19 and you:

  • have been directed by your primary care provider or other health care professional; or
  • are unable to safely monitor your symptoms at home; or
  • are at higher risk of severe illness, including:
    • immunocompromised individuals aged 18 and over regardless of vaccine status
    • unvaccinated individuals aged 60 and over
    • unvaccinated First Nation, Inuit and M├ętis individuals aged 50 and over
    • unvaccinated individuals aged 50 and over with one or more risk factors.

You should bring a list of your medications,supplements, and over the counter medications and a list of any important medical conditions to your appointment for a clinical assessment.

If you have one or more of the following symptoms, you should immediately call 911 or go to the emergency department:

  • Severe difficulty breathing (struggling for each breath, can only speak in single words)
  • Severe chest pain (constant tightness or crushing sensation)
  • Feeling confused or unsure of where you are
  • Losing consciousness