In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Dryden Regional Health Centre is opening a COVID-19 Assessment Centre.

Dryden Regional Health Centre’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre is dedicated for individuals experiencing possible symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The DRHC COVID-19 Assessment Centre is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

For safety reasons, “walk-in” appointments are strictly prohibited.


Location:  Dingwall Medical Clinic Building (40 Goodall Street)

Entrance:  First exterior entrance on the left (old Hearing Centre).  Entrance is marked.  DO NOT ENTER THE DINGWALL MEDICAL CLINIC.

Hours:  Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Hours of assessment operation may change, as required.)

What are symptoms of COVID-19:

  • fever greater than 38 degrees Celsius
  • new or worsening cough, sore throat, headache, muscle/joint aches and fatigue
  • shortness of breath

What will happen at the DRHC COVID-19 Assessment Centre:

  • You will be required to wear a disposable mask provided by the nurse and use hand sanitizer when entering the facility.
  • You are to attend your scheduled appointment alone; except one adult may accompany a child, frail elderly, person with disability, or an individual acting as an interpreter.
  • You will be asked for your OHIP card.
  • You will be screened for symptoms, travel and contact history.
  • Nurses will assess vital signs, such as temperature and blood pressure.
  • Screening will determine if you require a nose swab.
  • Not everyone who attends the clinic will be swabbed.
  • The Northwestern Health Unit will follow up with you after your results are received and ensure that any further direction/instruction is provided to you.


For further information, please contact:

Doreen Armstrong-Ross

Chief Executive Officer

Dryden Regional Health Centre

Box 3003,

Dryden, Ontario P8N 2Z6

Telephone: (807) 223-8201 Extension 2260