The 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
COVID-19 is a unique strain of a common virus that is responsible for many colds and respiratory infections. Symptoms of this illness have ranged from mild cold-like symptoms to severe illness with fever, cough, difficulty breathing and pneumonia.
For more information about COVID-19, including total COVID-19 cases in our community (and in hospital), please visit Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.
Please note: Once an individual preregisters, they will be provided with instructions and directions for attending a local assessment centre.
*NEW as of June 16, 2020 - The Picton Assessment Centre is open Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm by appointment only. To access the Picton Assessment Centre, a new direct text option is available - 613-813-6864. Messages may be left on the weekend to arrange for testing the following week. For weekend testing, you can call the COVID-19 Hotline for the other assessment centre locations (613-961-5544)
QHC is extremely appreciative to be working in close partnership with several local community partners and municipal leaders as our communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This community-wide collaborative approach is aimed at meeting the health care needs of individuals in our community experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 in a way that minimizes the risk for our dedicated front-line health care providers and for the patients we serve.
Quinte Health Care is taking a number of precautions to help minimize the risk to our patients, our team, and our community. This includes screening individuals as they come into the hospitals. Please visit the "Hospital Specific Information" page for more information.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations - We are incredibly grateful for all of the personal protective equipment donations we've received from our community. For now, we will exclusively be accepting donations of sewn cloth masks (they are so essential to us because patients and visitors wear them as they enter our hospitals, providing protection for them and our health care providers). We need more of these masks! We also remain appreciative of N95 mask donations. To donate, please contact the hospital at 613-438-4394 or firstname.lastname@example.org.