Renfrew County Virtual Triage & Assessment Centre
"Clinical Assessment Centre"
Clinical assessment centres can assess, test, and provide treatment options for people who require medical assistance with coughs, colds and ear, nose and throat symptoms, including known or suspected COVID-19.
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?
Clinical assessment centres are intended for adult and pediatric patients requiring medical assistance with:
Coughs, colds and ear, nose and throat symptoms including known or suspected COVID-19, particularly those who have moderate or worsening symptoms who cannot manage safely at home; or
Those with milder symptoms who are at higher risk of severe disease and may require access to COVID-19 PCR testing and/or therapeutics that are not otherwise available through existing care pathways.
Patients can either self-refer or be referred by a health care professional (i.e., primary care clinician, pharmacist, public health staff, Health Connect Ontario nurse).
You should bring a list of your medications (including any over the counter medications), supplements, 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