Dave Andreychuk arena becoming coronavirus testing centre

Community Apr 16, 2020 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena is reopening on Friday, April 17 as a coronavirus testing centre.

According to a City of Hamilton April 16 news release, this will be a drive-through COVID-19 testing centre that will operate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Future hours will be announced soon. 

The arena is located at 25 Hester St., between Upper James and Upper Wellington streets, south of Mohawk Road.

"We wanted something on the Mountain since existing assessment centres were in the lower city," said city spokesperson Kelly Anderson.

Seven primary care clinicians from the Hamilton Family Health Team and McMaster Family Health Team will operate the new centre.

The setup is a single-lane drive-through into the arena through the Zamboni door with lots of signage.

Drivers are then directed onto the arena floor where they are swabbed by clinicians in full PPE.

The clinicians approach the vehicle, assess the individual, log their information and perform the swab test through the car window so they don’t have to leave their vehicle.

Anderson said being indoors will help with privacy and inclement weather issues.

There are also plans in place to accommodate vehicles that are too large to fit in, as well as large diesel vehicles.

While further operational details have yet to be announced, a referral from your doctor or Hamilton Public Health Services plus an appointment is required for screening at the centre or at one of the two other assessment centres in the city.

The other centres are located at the Main West Urgent Care Centre at 690 Main St. W., east of Longwood Road, and St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton’s Urgent Care Clinic at 2757 King St. E., just west of Centennial Parkway.

The centre on Main Street West operates from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and the one on King Street East runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena becoming coronavirus testing centre

Drive-through service at 25 Hester St. site starts Friday

Community Apr 16, 2020 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena is reopening on Friday, April 17 as a coronavirus testing centre.

According to a City of Hamilton April 16 news release, this will be a drive-through COVID-19 testing centre that will operate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Future hours will be announced soon. 

The arena is located at 25 Hester St., between Upper James and Upper Wellington streets, south of Mohawk Road.

"We wanted something on the Mountain since existing assessment centres were in the lower city," said city spokesperson Kelly Anderson.

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Seven primary care clinicians from the Hamilton Family Health Team and McMaster Family Health Team will operate the new centre.

The setup is a single-lane drive-through into the arena through the Zamboni door with lots of signage.

Drivers are then directed onto the arena floor where they are swabbed by clinicians in full PPE.

The clinicians approach the vehicle, assess the individual, log their information and perform the swab test through the car window so they don’t have to leave their vehicle.

Anderson said being indoors will help with privacy and inclement weather issues.

There are also plans in place to accommodate vehicles that are too large to fit in, as well as large diesel vehicles.

While further operational details have yet to be announced, a referral from your doctor or Hamilton Public Health Services plus an appointment is required for screening at the centre or at one of the two other assessment centres in the city.

The other centres are located at the Main West Urgent Care Centre at 690 Main St. W., east of Longwood Road, and St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton’s Urgent Care Clinic at 2757 King St. E., just west of Centennial Parkway.

The centre on Main Street West operates from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and the one on King Street East runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena becoming coronavirus testing centre

Drive-through service at 25 Hester St. site starts Friday

Community Apr 16, 2020 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena is reopening on Friday, April 17 as a coronavirus testing centre.

According to a City of Hamilton April 16 news release, this will be a drive-through COVID-19 testing centre that will operate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Future hours will be announced soon. 

The arena is located at 25 Hester St., between Upper James and Upper Wellington streets, south of Mohawk Road.

"We wanted something on the Mountain since existing assessment centres were in the lower city," said city spokesperson Kelly Anderson.

Related Content

Seven primary care clinicians from the Hamilton Family Health Team and McMaster Family Health Team will operate the new centre.

The setup is a single-lane drive-through into the arena through the Zamboni door with lots of signage.

Drivers are then directed onto the arena floor where they are swabbed by clinicians in full PPE.

The clinicians approach the vehicle, assess the individual, log their information and perform the swab test through the car window so they don’t have to leave their vehicle.

Anderson said being indoors will help with privacy and inclement weather issues.

There are also plans in place to accommodate vehicles that are too large to fit in, as well as large diesel vehicles.

While further operational details have yet to be announced, a referral from your doctor or Hamilton Public Health Services plus an appointment is required for screening at the centre or at one of the two other assessment centres in the city.

The other centres are located at the Main West Urgent Care Centre at 690 Main St. W., east of Longwood Road, and St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton’s Urgent Care Clinic at 2757 King St. E., just west of Centennial Parkway.

The centre on Main Street West operates from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and the one on King Street East runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.