In a news release, the Thames Valley Family Health Team says the centre will still offer telephone booking at 519-667-6886 for those who require assistance or do not have access to the internet.
The assessment centre at Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre continues to use the time-card appointment system but has plans to transition to e-booking. At Carling, those who attend the location requiring a test are given an appointment time to come back to the centre later for testing.
The Oakridge location is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Carling location is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“Both Assessment Centres will only test those who fall within the Ontario provincial guidelines,” the release said.
That includes those who: have symptoms of the coronavirus; have been exposed to a confirmed case as notified by the local health unit or through the COVID Alert app; live or work in a setting that has an outbreak; have no symptoms but require a test as “an essential health worker, for Long Term Care visits, international travel, a medical procedure, cancer treatment”; or are eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative by the Ministry of Health.