COVID-19 Assessment Centre

What You Need to Know

The Assessment Centre is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm 


The Centre is being operated by physicians and staff from Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital, Almonte General Hospital, and Lanark County Paramedic Service, in partnership with the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU). 
This Centre is exclusively for the purpose of COVID-19 assessments.

Patients must make an appointment. No walk-in patients can be accommodated.  


Where is the Assessment Centre?

  • The Assessment Centre is at the corner of Spring Street and State Street in the brick building behind Almonte General Hospital Emergency Department. 
  • Parking is available at the Centre. There is signage to provide instructions for patients. 
  • Please note that there is no access to Almonte General Hospital from this area.

Who can be tested?

  1. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19
  2. Anyone concerned about exposure to COVID-19
  3. Anyone who may be at risk from exposure (e.g. essential workers - health care workers, grocery store employees, etc.)

Do I need an appointment?


  • Yes. People seeking a test should call 613-325-1208 and leave a message. A COVID-19 Assessment Centre nurse will call back to book an appointment.
  • A referral from Public Health or a Primary Care Provider is no longer needed.

  • Symptoms may include fever, pneumonia, “any new or worsening symptom” such as cough or shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, or nasal congestion, hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, new smell or taste disorders, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.
  • Anyone experiencing severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing should call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room.
  • Residents should come along unless they require support or an interpreter. 

What happens at the Assessment Centre?

  • You will be tested using a swab. It may be done in your car or you may be brought into the Assessment Centre where you will be seen by a physician. 
  • If you are brought into the Centre, you will be asked sanitize your hands and wear a mask.
  • Please bring your health card or one piece of identification. 
  • All positive tests will be followed up by the Health Unit. You can also go to the government's online portal to access your COVID-19 lab test results. Find the self-serve portal here.

Can I come to the Assessment Centre for other health issues?

  • No. The Assessment Centre is not a walk-in clinic and cannot provide “doctor sick notes”.

More Questions?

  • Visit the Health Unit website at www.healthunit.org or the Hospital websites at www.cpdmh.ca and www.agh-fvm.com.
  • Call the Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853 ext. 2499. 

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