Coronavirus Update

Keeping everyone safe

We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We want to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being. We continue to serve the urgent health needs of our community. We are following all procedures as directed by Public Health and the Ministry of Health.  Things are changing quickly so please visit the website often for ongoing updates.

What You Need to Know 

  • If you think you may have Coronavirus symptoms, have travelled outside Canada, or believe you have been in contact with an infected person, please call Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000), your family physician or the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit (1-800-660-5853). You can also make an appointment at the Assessment Centre in Almonte (see below).
  • The Ministry of Health has an online Coronavirus assessment tool that provides helpful information. It is easy to use. By answering a few questions, you will be able to make informed choices about what to do based on your needs.
  • If you have a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1. You will be asked screening questions by the person who takes your call and by the Lanark County Paramedic Service staff who arrive.

Coming to CPDMH 

  • Everyone coming to CPDMH will be screened at the temporary structure in front of the hospital between 7 am to 7 pm.  Patients exhibiting symptoms that may be COVID-related will be asked to enter through the Ambulance Bay, which is undergoing some final modifications. There will be a physician and a nurse in the Ambulance Bay. Everyone else will continue to use the front door.  From 7 pm to 7 am, please come to the front entrance and ring the bell. 
  • The Emergency Department is open for those requiring emergency care. We are taking all of the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. 
  • We have introduced new visitor guidelines. Learn more about the guidelines.
  • You can send an email to info@carletonplacehosp.com and it will be delivered to your loved one.
  • Our volunteer program has been suspended. We look forward to welcoming our volunteers back soon. 
  • The CPDMH Foundation offices are temporarily closed. The Foundation staff can be reached at foundation@carletonplacehosp.com or 613-257-GIVE (4483).
  • All group events and programming have been suspended. This includes workshops and evening events. 

COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Almonte

The COVID-19 Assessment Centre in  Almonte is being operated by physicians and staff from CPDMH, Almonte General Hospital and Lanark County Paramedic Service, in partnership with the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU).

This Centre is only for the purpose of COVID-19 assessments. 



COVID-19 Self Isolation Centres


Two temporary self-isolation centres have been created for people in precarious housing situations where social distancing or quarantine are difficult. The centre in Perth is for individuals who have already tested positive for COVID-19, or have symptoms and need to be tested or are awaiting test results. The centre in Smiths Falls is for individuals without COVID-19 symptoms.

Referrals to the COVID-19-positive centre in Perth should come through agencies by calling the Lanark County Interval House and Community Support (LCIHCS) crisis line (available 24/7) at 613 257-5960 or 1-800-267-7946 or TTY: 613-257-1952. For the Smiths Falls centre, please call the County at 613-257-4200 or 1-888-952-6275 during business hours and Victim Services Lanark County after hours at 613-206-1486.

Donated Supplies


Thank you to the members of our communities for your generous donations to help us ensure the safety and well-being of patients, staff, and physicians. We are pleased to provide details on how to donate personal protective equipment, home-made materials and support for our staff and physicians.


Please visit our COVID-19 donations page for full details or contact Angie Kelly at akelly@carletonplacehosp.com to make arrangements.

Get the Facts

To reduce the spread of germs including the flu and COVID-19, remember to: 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just cleaned your hands
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or into your arm, not your hand
  • Stay home if you’re sick

For the latest information about Coronavirus, please visit credible websites such as:


Thank you to Dr. Marcia Spooner, Chief of Emergency Medicine, for sharing her expert advice related to COVID-19.


Other Community Services

To learn more about other community services, please visit their websites. We are pleased to share some of those updates:



During this time of increased pressures, the professionalism, compassion and teamwork of the staff and medical staff at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital is to be commended.

Thank you for your understanding as we work together to protect everyone’s safety and well-being.