Ross Memorial Hospital - Kawartha Lakes
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Admitted patients with COVID-19: 10 (0 with COVID as primary cause of admission) 

*Current as of May 19, 2022. Updated by noon, Monday - Friday*

COVID-19 Testing and Clinical Assessments at RMH are By Appointment Only

How to book an appointment

Arriving for your appointment​

The RMH COVID-19 Assessment Centre can provide testing for:

**Please note that Ross Memorial does not provide testing for travel**

If symptoms are severe, including difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion or loss of consciousness, you should call 911 or proceed to the Emergency Department. 

Test Results

Your results should be available at within 5 days of your test. If you haven’t been able to access your results online after 5 days, call 705-328-6217 and leave a message.


In addition to testing, Ross Memorial offers clinical assessments. Our on-site health care professionals can provide an assessment if your COVID-19 symptoms are getting worse, but are not severe enough to require an emergency department visit.

Individuals seeking a clinical assessment are asked to book an appointment through the same (705)328-6217 phone number.

Visit the provincial COVID-19 website to learn more about symptoms in infants and children, and when you should take your child to the Emergency Department.  

Local COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

For information about the COVID-19 Vaccine, please visit the provincial website

Enhanced Measures in Place at RMH

All contractors and outside vendors must adhere to Ross Memorial Hospital’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This includes submitting a COVID-19 Attestation Form and following the hospital's guidelines

We are screening everyone entering the hospital

To protect patients, families and our team, we are screening everyone entering our hospital. Please answer these questions honestly and stay home if you are ill. 

Limiting entrances to hospital

Note - Admitting (south) and Administrative (west) entrances are reserved for COVID-19 Assessment only. 

Visiting Restrictions and Protocols - Effective March 16, 2022

Although vaccine requirements have changed for non-essential businesses, RMH will continue to require proof of vaccination to maintain the safest possible environment for everyone.

All visitors must show proof of double-vaccination and photo identification or provide a valid medical exemption.

Subject to change without notice. Some exceptions apply.

Effective March 16, 2022, RMH’s visitation restrictions/protocols are as follows:

Visiting Protocols

Visiting Hours

Inpatient units: Seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Visitor Allowance by Patient Type

Vulnerable Patients

Someone who is, or may be for any reason, unable to protect and take care of themselves against significant harm or exploitation (e.g. patient under 18 years of age, has a cognitive impairment, significant developmental and/or intellectual disability, has mobility concerns, or is unable to effectively communicate).

Emergency Care Patients

Vulnerable Patients (as defined above) who present to the Emergency Department, pregnant patients with complications, mental health patients who would benefit from a support person present (e.g. significant anxiety, delusions, and threats of harming themselves), patients who are critically ill, or patients with a high risk of dying in the next 24hrs.

End of Life

(Including MAID and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment)

Patient with high risk of dying within two weeks:

Patient with high risk of dying within the next 24-to-48 hours:

Child Birth

Patient in labour and delivery


Inpatients (Medical, Surgical, CCP1, CCP2)

Mental Health Unit

Ambulatory Care / Diagnostic Imaging Clinic Patients

Visitor Information / COVID-19 Screening Information

Visitors will use the Main Entrance and must adhere to the following criteria:

Visitors will be required to provide proof of vaccination demonstrating 14 days have passed since their second dose, as well as photo identification..

If a visitor does not have proof of vaccination or a valid exemption, or there is not time to produce the required proof, the visitor may still enter RMH under the following exceptions:

It’s important to note, vaccination is not a condition of receiving care at RMH.

Ontario residents can download their proof of vaccination in a PDF via the provincial COVID-19 website.

Visitors exhibiting the following signs or symptoms will not be permitted inside RMH:

We continue to offer Virtual Visits (video calls) to support patients and loved ones stay connected. Learn more.

Care Packages for Patients

It's hard being away from your loved one in hospital. You can send them a care package to let them know you're thinking of them. Please label your package (patient's name and room #) and drop it off at the main entrance from 10am-4pm. Care packages will be disinfected before being delivered to the patient. Please limit your care package to essential items only:

Showing your support

We are grateful for your support in the following ways: