COVID-19

COVID-19 updates from Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital


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COVID-19 Vaccines

OSMH is currently offering COVID-19 Vaccines to individuals who meet current Public Health eligibility criteria. Click the button below for booking options by age group.

Click the above image to book your vaccine for ages 12 and older.

Click here to find a testing centre based on your location.

You are encouraged to follow up with your healthcare provider if you need further assistance while recovering from a COVID-19 infection.  If you do not have a primary healthcare provicer you may also contact  Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000, your local public health unit, or seek emergency care if you experience severe symptoms by calling 9-1-1 or visiting a local emergency department.

Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

Couchiching COVID-19 Testing Centre

Orillia’s COVID-19 Testing Centre – located at 170 Colborne Street, Kiwanis Building, Orillia, Ontario.

PARKING:  Please be aware that dedicated parking for those attending the Testing Centre is available immediately adjacent to the Centre, which is located near the West Entrance to the hospital.  The Testing Centre is located inside the Kiwanis Building on OSMH property. View a map by clicking here.

Please ensure you meet current eligibility to obtain a PCR COVID test before you book an appointment. Those who do not meet eligibility will be turned away.  If you do not meet eligibility to receive a PCR COVID test please click here for more information.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT THE COVID-19 TESTING CENTRE *

Appointments can also be booked by calling 1-888-589-4109

Hours: 
By appointment only – no walk-ins permitted. 

If you do not qualify for a PCR test CLICK HERE for our support guide.

Things to know when attending the Testing Centre

  • Do not enter the hospital at the main entrance. Please park in the parking lot on Volunteer Drive
  • Please follow all precautions including wearing a mask, social distancing and frequent hand hygiene

If I am tested, how long will it take to get the results?

You are encouraged to follow up with your healthcare provider if you need further assistance while recovering from a COVID-19 infection.  If you do not have a primary healthcare provicer you may also contact  Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000, your local public health unit, or seek emergency care if you experience severe symptoms by calling 9-1-1 or visiting a local emergency department.

Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

Essential Visitor Policy (updated March 16, 2022)

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital recognizes the crucial role that care partners play in the lives of its patients and their care journeys. Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital has been operating within a phased approach to support the presence of essential visitors and care partners throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Wednesday, March 16, 2022, OSMH has moved from Phase 2A to Phase 2B of its Visiting Policy.   The change means that more hospital inpatients will be eligible to receive visitors.

Under the previous rules put in place as part of COVID-19 precautions, short stay and low acuity patients were mostly ineligible to receive visitors unless their condition warranted.   Under 2B, those patients are now able to receive visitors, although there are still protections in place limiting the number of visitors per patient and the length of time that they can be in hospital.   Visitors must still pre-register in advance and consideration is based on patient needs and approval by the care team.

It’s also important to note that visitors are still required to show proof of vaccination prior to entry and hospital-provided masks must be worn for the duration of their visit, even after the March 21st lifting of mask requirements across much of the Province.

OSMH continues to maintain compassionate exceptions to the Visiting Policy for childbirth, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and End of Life situations. In the Emergency Department and other outpatient care areas where space limitations make physical distancing difficult, visiting remains at the discretion of the care team.

Visiting restrictions are subject to change and will continue to be closely monitored in conjunction with provincial guidelines, community transmission and other considerations.

For more information, email visiting@osmh.on.ca, or call the Visitor Hotline at (705) 325-2201, Ext. 8097.

Here are some important things you need to know:

 *Essential Visitors right to be present can be revoked at any time should they choose to not adhere to infection control practices.*

  • ALL Essential Visitors will be:
    • Approved and authorized by the appropriate manager or their delegate. The patient or their Power of Attorney/ Substitute Decision Maker will be involved in identifying Essential Visitor(s).
  • Required to adhere to the schedule as provided to them in terms of frequency and duration of visit.

Essential Visitors are permitted between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise directed, e.g.

Obstetrics and Pediatrics; end-of-life or at discretion of the care team.

  • Screened at each visit to ensure that they have no signs and symptoms of COVID-19 or any other communicable illness. Essential Visitors who do not pass screening will not be permitted to enter the hospital.

 

  • They must:
    • Pass screening with each entry into the hospital and provide proof of full vaccination.
    • Adhere to all necessary infection control practices – hand washing, hospital provided surgical mask at all times, maintenance of 2 meters (6ft) physical distancing.
  • Check in at their destination (unit/department/clinic) to be tracked by staff member in Essential VisitorLog.
  •  Inpatient Essential Visitors are restricted to the patient’s room and to the appropriate restroom facilities.
  • Essential Visitors are permitted to access the cafeteria, but are required to provide the requisite information on the contact sheet provided adjacent to the cash register.
    • Those who are accompanying patients in the Emergency Department, for day surgery or outpatient clinic appointments, are to remain with the patient at all times unless otherwise directed by a member of the care team, e.g. day surgery Essential Visitors may be asked to depart and return to the hospital following the procedure as waiting room space is currently restricted.

Could visiting be stopped?

  • If the number of COVID-19 cases in the community increases or if we are in an outbreak, Public Health can put restrictions on all visiting.

How can I print my COVID-19 vaccine receipt?

How can I book a COVID-19 vaccine? 

Thank you for continuing to partner with us in keeping everyone safe.

If you have further questions you can call the Visitor Hotline at 705-325-2201 Ext. 8097

 

 

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