Temiskaming Hospital (TH) is actively monitoring the status of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Canada.

March 18, 2020 Media Release 

Trusted and Reliable Resources

Up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available on the following websites:

 Feeling unwell and not sure if you should be tested?

  • A COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool has been posted to the Ontario Government site. If you suspect you have COVID-19, you can use this online tool to determine if and how you should seek further care. 
  • Call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000
  • Consult your family physician or nurse practitioner
  • Call Timiskaming Health Unit at 705-647-4305 or 1-866-747-4305
  • If you need immediate medical assistance, please call 911, and tell first responders about your symptoms and any recent travel, so that appropriate precautions can be put in place

Information for Hospital Visitors

ATTENTION VISITORS: If you feel unwell (cough, fever, breathing difficulties), please do not visit.

Help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses to others by:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based sanitizer (greater than 60% alcohol), if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid contact with others until your symptoms subside and/or you have been evaluated by a physician.
  • Cover your mouth and nose if you cough and/or sneeze into your sleeve.
  • Avoid travel while sick.

Information for Patients

TH is adhering to best practice guidelines set by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health for the assessment and management of COVID-19.

If you have a clinic appointment, test or other procedure scheduled, and have any of the following symptoms, please call your clinic to see if you should still come to the hospital. It is important to let your health care team know about any recent travel.

Symptoms to watch for:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Full-body rash
  • Diarrhea