Where do I find the most current information about the Renfrew County vaccination rollout?
For up-to-date information about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout and details about how to book an appointment if you are eligible, please visit the Renfrew County and District Health Unit website.
What is my next step if I think I may have COVID-19?
Complete the Government of Ontario’s online COVID-19 self-assessment tool. If testing is recommended, access Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre’s online booking system here or call the 24/7 phone line at 1-844-727-6404 .
How can I protect myself and my family from COVID-19?
What is the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre?
The Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (VTAC) is a pandemic healthcare service that helps to reduce the demand on Emergency Departments and provide residents, who do not have a family physician or cannot access their family physician, with the appropriate level of care when they have any health concern (including concerns related to COVID-19).
VTAC also delivers COVID-19 testing in the community (i.e. drive-thru testing clinics).
Who can access it?
How can I access VTAC?
Where can I learn more?
Which ARH programs, clinics etc. are currently closed due to COVID-19?
Clinical services and community programs are currently open with safety measures in place.
Can I visit my loved one in the Hospital ?
Due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, visitors to the Hospital’s Inpatient Unit are not permitted at this time. Exceptions for essential caregivers will be considered and must be approved by the clinical team. This is in alignment with all hospitals in our region.
Is there a mandatory vaccination policy for Hospital visitors and essential caregivers?
As part of our ongoing efforts to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of our patients, Arnprior Regional Health, along with other hospitals in the Champlain region, has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for our Hospital visitors and essential caregivers effective October 15, 2021.
Under the new policy, all Hospital visitors and essential caregivers will need to be fully vaccinated (at least 14 days since the second dose) in order to enter the Hospital, unless they qualify under one of the following exceptions:
In alignment with the new Ontario vaccination passport system, visitors and essential caregivers will be required to show proof of vaccination along with photo identification.
Download your vaccination receipt here.
Can I visit my loved one at the Grove?
We have implemented the Ministry of Long-Term Care’s Temporary Enhanced Measures in response to the Omicron variant.
At this time, general visitors are not permitted.
*Read the Ministry of Long-Term Care’s Enhanced Measures Document here.
If I’m coming to the Hospital, do I need a mask?
Yes. All individuals coming to the Hospital will be provided with a medical procedure mask that they will need to wear during their visit.
Is ARH actively screening at entrances?
At both the Grove Nursing Home and the Hospital, we are actively screening everyone (including staff) upon arrival at each open entrance in order to best protect our patients, residents, clients and staff.
Print and complete the screening form ahead of your visit here. The form will also be available upon arriving at the entrance.
What are my next steps if I failed active screening?
You must self-isolate and if you meet the current eligibility criteria, please book a PCR test.
What happens if an ARH patient or resident is screened positive for COVID-19?
Any patient or resident who is screened positive for COVID-19 will be placed on additional precautions and testing will be completed.
How has parking at the hospital been impacted?