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March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Screening at Hospital Entrances

Effective Thursday, March 19 at 6 a.m., Hamilton Health Sciences will be limiting entrances at our sites, and conducting COVID-19 screening of all patients and visitors before they enter our hospitals. Note that screening at the Juravinski Cancer Centre will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18. The following locations will be the only points of entry and exit for patients and visitors:

Hamilton General Hospital
• Main Entrance
• Regional Rehab
• Parking Level F

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre
• Main Entrance
• Juravinski Cancer Centre main entrance (starting Mar. 18 at 8 a.m.)
• Emergency Department

McMaster University Medical Centre
• Main Entrance
• Emergency Department
• Yellow Parking Level Vestibule

West End Clinic / Urgent Care Centre (690 Main St. W.)
• Patient/Visitor Parking lot entrance off of Olmstead St.

St. Peter’s Hospital
• South Entrance

West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
• Main Entrance

If you are a staff member or physician, there will be separate entrances. Please visit the Hub for more information.

All patients and visitors will be asked the following questions as part of the screening process:

• Do you have a fever and new worsening cough, or shortness of breath?
• Have you travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
• Have you been in contact with someone who is sick and had travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?

Thank you for your understanding during our ongoing efforts to protect the public, patients, staff and physicians from the potential transmission of the COVID-19 virus.