Dufferin Caledon COVID-19 Cold & Flu Clinic closing on March 30, 2023

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Clinic will have reduced hours in March

ORANGEVILLE, ON – March 13, 2023 – The Dufferin Caledon COVID-19 Cold and Flu Clinic located at the Orangeville Pharmacy will close on March 30, 2023. For the month of March, the clinic hours of operation will be reduced to Mondays and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

As the need in the community diminishes for a widespread pandemic response, there has also been a decrease in patient need for a COVID-19 Cold and Flu clinic.

To ensure the community remains safe and protected, symptomatic patients seeking an appointment for a COVID-19 assessment and patients eligible for PCR swab can call 1-888-530-1319 to make an appointment. For more information about where to access COVID-19 assessments, treatments and testing eligibility visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-clinical-assessments-and-testing.

“We are grateful for the teams at Headwaters Health Care Centre, the Dufferin Area Family Health Team, and Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Ontario Health Team partners, who over the past three years have ensured our community received the best care possible. It has been a difficult road and we appreciate your sacrifice and continued dedication,” says Lianne Barbour, Executive Director, Dufferin Area Family Health Team (DAFHT) and Co-Chair, Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Ontario Health Team.

“The transition nearly three years ago, from a COVID-19 Assessment Centre in a tent on the hospital grounds, to where we are today, has been a true testament to the collaboration in our local community,” says Kim Delahunt, CEO and President, Headwaters Health Care Centre. “The transition to expanded capacity for testing of symptomatic patients at the Cold & Flu Centre allowed us to resume our focus on acute patient care. I’m so thankful for our partners, together with whom we have adapted to provide care close to home for thousands of patients in our community.”

March appointment details

Patients can continue to access testing at the Dufferin Caledon COVID-19 Cold & Flu Clinic with reduced hours until March 29, 2023.

Location: Orangeville Pharmacy, Unit 5-50, Rolling Hills Drive. Located in the plaza next to the Headwaters Health Care Centre.

Time: Appointments will be available Mondays and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for the remainder of March 2023.

Booking details: Call 1-888-530-1319 or visit www.care-clinics.ca
The phone line opens at 8:30 a.m. Monday to Thursday to book appointments. Patients are encouraged to first contact their family doctor for an appointment.

Did you Know?

In October 2020, the Dufferin Area Family Health Team, in cooperation with Headwaters Health Care Centre and other Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Ontario Health Team partners, opened the Dufferin Caledon COVID-19 Cold & Flu Clinic to provide clinical assessments for symptomatic patients. Since that time, clinic physicians and staff have assessed over 7,000 patients and swabbed more than 3,000 residents.

Prior to October 2020, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Headwaters Health Care Centre had over 35,000 visits and the hospital completed over 10,550 tests within the hospital, which includes patients and staff members.

Media Contact

Pam Brooks, Dufferin Family Area Health Team 519-938-8802 x. 359


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