Did you know that a new type of COVID-19 clinic has been created on the territory, offering more comprehensive care for the population? These clinics, known as designated assessment centres (DACs), will be able to conduct medical examinations on any patient who requires front-line care for symptoms of the flu, gastroenteritis, or COVID-19. The DACs are available by appointment.
The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de la Montérégie-Ouest is announcing the opening of five designated COVID-19 assessment centres on its territory. Already in operation, they are located in each of the 4 local service networks in our territory, i.e., two in Jardins-Roussillon, and one each in Haut-Saint-Laurent, Suroît and Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Note that various measures are planned to limit the spread of the virus (designated corridors, dedicated rooms, alternating appointments, etc.).
“Operations will be centralized at the DACs. As explained by the minister, this will allow us to concentrate services in the same place, thereby ensuring more comprehensive treatment for patients in need. We are hoping this will allow us to identify the people most at risk of being hospitalized or of developing complications related to COVID-19,” explained Dr. Élise Gilbert, director of professional services and medical education at the CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest.
Any person, whether or not they have a family doctor, who is showing symptoms and needs a medical consultation must call 1-877-644-4545 for instructions on what to do next.
These new DACs follow in the wake of a review of testing priorities announced by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux. To read the Ministère’s press release, click here (French only).