As the next step in the regional response to COVID-19, a second Care Clinic will open on Thursday at 10 a.m. in Ottawa’s east end. It will be operated by Hôpital Montfort, in partnership with Ottawa Public Health and the region’s Clinical Care Coordination Centre (C4).

The clinic’s primary function will be to provide treatment for people with symptoms of respiratory illness – cough, fever and cold-like symptoms – that can’t be managed at home. It will be located in the former St. Patrick Intermediate school in Guildwood Estates, 1485 Heron Road, at the corner of Alta Vista.

On its first day of operation, Thursday April 9, the clinic will open from 10 a.m. to 2.pm. Regular hours for the clinic will then be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday – including on holidays.

Offering services in English and French, this clinic will be equipped to do basic diagnostic tests, such as chest X-rays and lab tests. It will help Ottawa-area patients get the care they need. It will also serve to divert patient volumes from hospital Emergency Departments – helping to keep the Emergency Department for emergencies.

Note that access to the clinic is not optimised for people with reduced mobility.

The site will be operated by staff and physicians from Hôpital Montfort, as well as primary care physicians and pediatricians from our community.

Ottawa residents who only need to be tested should continue to go to the COVID-19 Assessment Centre, located in the Brewer Arena.

People from Ottawa’s West End who need treatment for their symptoms of respiratory illness should go to the COVID-19 Care Clinic in Bells Corner in the former D. A. Moodie Intermediate school, in order to limit travels within the city. Both clinics have the same schedule.