Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Women’s College Hospital is actively monitoring the situation with COVID-19 as it unfolds. Please visit the information below regarding testing, appointments and resources available.

Patient Information during COVID-19

WCH COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Please note that we are currently experiencing a high volume of COVID-19 testing. You may experience longer wait times at our assessment centre if you do not complete
our
 online registration form and speak with a physician prior to your arrival.

If you are symptomatic, asymptomatic but concerned about exposure to known or potential cases, or have risk from exposure in line of duty (essential workers, health care workers, etc.),

please register for a fast-track assessment by completing our online registration form and a physician from our hospital will call you.

Symptoms:

  • Fever (temperature greater than 37.8° C)
  • New or worsening cough, shortness of breath
  • Sore throat, difficulty swallowing, runny nose / nasal congestion (without other known cause)
  • Headaches
  • Chills
  • New taste disorder, altered sense of smell
  • Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
  • Unexplained falls, fatigue muscle aches (myalgias) 
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

If you work or reside in a location that has a COVID-19 outbreak, are getting treatment that compromises (weakens) your immune system (for example, chemotherapy, radiation, Hematopoietic Cell Therapy) please complete our online registration form and a physician from our hospital will call you.

Children under the age of 2 cannot be seen at our Assessment Centre. Please call Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) for available Assessment Centres.

Hours of Service for COVID-19 Assessment Centre:

7 days a week 
9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

If you would like information about hours, location, getting tested or accessing test results, you can also call our Assessment Centre information information line at: 416-800-1945.

Test Results
Once you visit the Assessment Centre, you can check your results online within 48-72 hours (depending on volume, this may vary) if you are registered with My Health Record or at: https://covid-19.ontario.ca.

Community Resources

211 Toronto is a 24/7 helpline and online service, available in 150 languages, that connects Toronto residents with social and community services and resources.

Toronto Social Supports offers information on services, programs and supports available during COVID-19, including information on social and employment services, childcare for emergency workers and housing support for tenants

How to self-isolate

How to self-isolate: multi-language resources

COVID-19 multi-language resources

For more detailed information on the status of the virus and risk to Canadians, please visit the 
Public Health Agency of Canada or Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care websites.

Infection control measures at Women's College Hospital
The WOMEN’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL (WCH) IPAC team is in close contact with Public Health Ontario and other agencies to help guide decision-making as the situation evolves. We continue to adhere to routine practices which include monitoring patients for new onset of symptoms, diligent hand hygiene, appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfection of equipment. 

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