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Third COVID-19 assessment centre opens in HRM

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is reminding the public to call 811 before heading to a COVID-19 assessment centre
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The emergency room at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

The Nova Scotia Health Authority has opened a third COVID-19 assessment centre in Halifax Regional Municipality.

The centre at the Halifax Infirmary became operational at 8 a.m. Thursday.

"Our response to increase the number of centres in the metro area of Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville, was really the volumes of patients that we were seeing that needed to be assessed and wanting to make sure we could offer timely appointments and access to the clinics," said Bethany McCormick, the health authority's Senior Director for Strategy, Planning and Performance.

The Cobequid Community Health Centre in Lower Sackville was one of eight initial centres announced by the province on Tuesday.

Dartmouth General was one of two added Wednesday.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is reminding the public to call 811 before heading to a COVID-19 assessment centre.

At this point, only those who have travelled out of the country and have developed a fever with a temperature of 38°C or higher, and/or cough, are being asked to call 811 for a COVID-19 assessment.




Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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