COVID-19

Mobile Vaccine Clinics - Manitoulin Island:

 

Friday, August 20
  • Wiikwemkoong Band Office 19A Complex Drive, Wiikwemkoong, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Little Current Municipal Parking Lot, 17 Manitowaning Road, Little Current, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 21
  • Providence Bay Fair, 5145 Hwy 551, Providence Bay, 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, August 24
  • Wiikwemkoong Band Office, 19a Complex Drive, Wiikwemkoong, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, August 25
  • Kagawong Park Centre, 39 Henry Drive, Kagawong, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Afternoon location to be confirmed

Thursday, August 26
  • M’Chigeeng Community Complex, 94 ON-551, M’Chigeeng, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, August 27
  • Wiikwemkoong Band Office, 19A Complex Drive, Wiikwemkoong, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 


Pop-up Clinic - Manitoulin Island:

 

Monday August 23
  • Silverwater Hall, 20515 Highway 540, Silver Water, 12 noon – 3 p.m.

 


Mass Immunization Clinics - Manitoulin Island (appointments or walk-in):

 

Book online: covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/

 

Book by phone: Call 705.674.2299 (toll-free: 1.800.708.2505), between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.

 

  • Tuesday, August 24: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Manitoulin Secondary School. mRNA vaccine: Pfizer-BioNTech.

  • Tuesday, August 24: Manitoulin Secondary School. 
    Appointment only, by phone. Please call 705.674.2299 (toll-free: 1.800.708.2505). mRNA vaccine: Moderna

  • Tuesday, August 31: 3 to 7 p.m., Manitoulin Secondary School. mRNA vaccine: Pfizer-BioNTech.

 

Assessment Centre Booking Guidelines

 

September 13, 2021

 

THE ASSESSMENT CENTRE HOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

  • Monday –  8:30 am - 1 pm 
  • Tuesday – 8:30 am - 7:30 pm 
  • Thursday –  8:30 am - 7:30 pm

 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 

Paramedicine COVID community response team can provide home swabbing by referral, all bookings are completed through MHC.

 

Manitoulin Health Centre Assessment Centre  

Call 705-368-2300 or 705-377-5311, ext. #1278, seven days a week between to book your appointment. Messages left after hours are retrieved the next day, seven days a week..  

 

Testing for COVID-19 is based on a clinical assessment of each person. The priority as a health system is for testing to inform clinical and public health management.

 

Testing is also available at Noojmowin Teg Health Centre.

To book an appointment: Call (705) 368-2182 and PRESS 2 when prompted.

 

TESTING IS AVAILABLE FOR:

  • All people with at least one symptom of COVID-19, even for mild symptoms.
  • People who are asymptomatic and are contacts of a confirmed case.
  • Asymptomatic workers and residents at specific outbreak sites may be considered for testing at the direction of Public Health.
  • Asymptomatic individuals from certain high-risk populations may be considered for testing. This includes workers and residents of high-risk settings such as long-term care homes, visitors of long-term care homes, workers and residents of homeless shelters and other congregate settings.

 

LOOKING FOR A RAPID COVID-19 TEST?

 

COVID-19 Assessment Centre
(White House beside the Little Current Emergency Department)

 

  • Monday –  8:30 am - 1 pm
  • Tuesday – 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thursday –  8:30 am - 7:30 pm

 

Please call 705-368-2300 or 705-377-5311, ext. #1278 to book your appointment.

 

   

Symptomatic

Individuals with at least one symptom can be tested at the assessment centre.

 

COMMON SYMPTOMS

 

  • Fever - 37.8 C or greater
  • Cough - that is new or worsening (continuous, more than usual if chronic cough) not related to other known causes or conditions
  • Shortness of breath - dyspnea, out of breath, unable to breathe deeply, wheeze, that is worse than usual if chronically short of breath

 

Other symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

 

  • Sore throat - painful swallowing or difficulty swallowing
  • Rhinorrhea (runny nose) - not related to other known causes or conditions 
  • Nasal congestion - not related to other conditions (ie seasonal allergies)
  • New olfactory or taste disorder - (decrease or loss of smell or taste) Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., nasal polyps, allergies, neurological disorders) 
  • Nausea and/or vomiting -  Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g. transient vomiting due to anxiety in children, chronic vestibular dysfunction) 
  • Diarrhea - Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., Irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, side effect of medication) 
  • Abdominal pain that is persistent or ongoing - Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., menstrual cramps, gastroesophageal reflux disease) 

 

Atypical signs and symptoms of COVID-19 should be considered, particularly in infants and children, older persons, and people living with a developmental disability.

 

Atypical symptoms can include: 

 

  • Chills 
  • Headache that is new and persistent, unusual, unexplained, or long-lasting - Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., tension-type headaches, chronic migraines) 
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye) - Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., blepharitis, recurrent styes) 
  • Fatigue, lethargy, or malaise (general feeling of being unwell, lack of energy, extreme tiredness) that is unusual or unexplained - Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., depression, insomnia, thyroid dysfunction, anemia, malignancy)
  • Myalgias (muscle aches and pain) that are unexplained, unusual, or long-lasting and not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., fibromyalgia) 
  • Decreased or lack of appetite - For young children and not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g., anxiety, constipation)

 

Asymptomatic Testing

 

  • Testing prior to a scheduled surgery

  • Admission to hospital -  if from another hospital, LTC home, retirement home, or other congregate living setting/institution. Also includes transfers between facilities even within the same multi-site organization.

  • The public health unit or the COVID Alert app notifies the person that they have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus. 

  • They live or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified by the local public health unit. 

  • Eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative as determined by the Ministry of Health or Ministry of Long-Term Care, including:
      • Residents or workers in long-term care homes 
      • Visitors to a long-term care home 
      • Residents or workers in homeless shelters 
      • Indigenous communities 
      • Other setting-specific populations, as outlined in CMOH guidance (e.g., asymptomatic cancer patients)
      •  

 

Self-screening

 

For individuals, visit

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment

 

For students, visit

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening

 

The MHC Team thanks you for your understanding.

Image of Social Distancing and Self-Isolation Poster
Image of Social Distancing and Self-Isolation Poster