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Screening & COVID-19 Testing at EH Sites

We continue to screen members of the public at entry points to our facilities for signs of illness. To keep people safe from COVID-19, you will be asked a series of screening questions as you enter an Eastern Health facility.
 
COVID-19 Testing 
 
Effective June 30, 2021, routine surveillance COVID-19 testing for hospital admissions will no longer be required. As per regular process, all patients requiring hospital admission will be screened by a series of questions via the COVID-19 Triage Screening tool; individuals who have any symptoms of COVID-19 or known exposures to COVID-19 will continue to be tested for COVID-19. Asymptomatic testing originally completed as part of a pilot surveillance project in Summer 2020 resulted in no identification of active cases.

Eastern Health continues to do COVID-19 testing for scheduled appointments that require an aerosol generating medical procedure (AGMP) such as, but not limited to, an upper endoscopy or a bronchoscopy. Individuals who have a planned admission to one of our hospitals for an aerosol generating medical procedure (AGMP), or who have an outpatient appointment for an AGMP will be contacted up to 72 hours in advance to have a COVID-19 swab test completed prior to admission/procedure. Patients will be required to isolate from the time the swab is taken until the time for their procedure or surgery.

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Updated Jun 30, 2021