PCR testing services no longer available at Belleville CAC
Like many other hospitals across the province, Quinte Health is discontinuing operation of some PCR testing services due to a decline in demand. Effective March 25, PCR testing is no longer be available through the Belleville COVID Assessment Centre (CAC).
We are immensely grateful to all our community partners that worked with us to set up testing centres in service to our communities throughout the pandemic. This includes our physician partners, Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Services, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, Hastings Prince Edward School Board, Prince Edward Family Health Team, City of Belleville, City of Quinte West, Prince Edward County. We applaud the work of the COVID-19 Assessment Centre staff members that served our communities with pride and dedication over the past three years.
North Hastings Hospital in Bancroft continues to offer testing and clinical assessment to eligible individuals - Monday-Friday 10am-2pm.
The Prince Edward Family Health Team in Picton also offers testing and clinical assessment on Mondays from 5pm to 9pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.
For a list of pharmacies in the area offering PCR testing, visit https://www.ontario.ca/assessment-centre-locations
Publicly-funded PCR COVID-19 testing is available only for high-risk individuals who are symptomatic and/or are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19, including for the purposes of confirming a COVID-19 diagnosis to begin treatment, and workers and residents in the highest risk settings, as well as vulnerable populations. Members of the general public with mild symptoms are asked not to seek testing. A full list of eligible individuals can be found here. Individuals who are not eligible for PCR testing but have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should self-test using a Rapid antigen test. Rapid antigen tests are available at many local pharmacies or grocery stores, for free. Click here to find a location.
Further COVID-19 guidance can be found here.
If eligible, you may book an appointment at the Bancroft COVID-19 Assessment Centre. Once you book an appointment through https://qhc.coconutcalendar.com/s/covid, you will be provided with instructions and directions (via email if you use the online form).
Bancroft – (613) 332-2825 ext. 6224 or use the online form
Hours for Assessment Centres:
Bancroft 10am-2pm, Mon-Fri
Looking for your test results? COVID-19 test results can be accessed online by clicking here.
You can request email confirmation of your COVID-19 test results for Bancroft Assessment Centre by clicking here.
To learn more about pandemic self-screening and visiting at Quinte Health hospitals, click here.