Andreychuk Mountain Arena a coronavirus testing centre indefinitely

News Apr 21, 2020 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena will remain a drive-through testing centre for the coronavirus for the foreseeable future.

City spokesperson Kelly Anderson said the testing centre will run seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“At this time, we don’t have plans to open testing sites at any other arenas,” Anderson said.

The Hester Street rink reopened as a testing centre April 17 after being closed since mid-March. Over the first three days of operation, primary care clinicians from the Hamilton Family Health Team and McMaster Family Health Team swabbed 69 people for testing.

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 personal protective equipment.

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.

A referral from your doctor or Hamilton Public Health Services and an appointment are required for screening at the Andreychuk Arena drive-through or one of the two other assessment centres in the city.

Hamilton’s other testing 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. 


STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Given the ongoing pandemic, Hamilton Community News wanted to see how the city and local health-care providers are coping and report on any new initiatives being taken to test the public for the coronavirus.

 

Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena to remain a coronavirus testing centre indefinitely

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News Apr 21, 2020 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena will remain a drive-through testing centre for the coronavirus for the foreseeable future.

City spokesperson Kelly Anderson said the testing centre will run seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“At this time, we don’t have plans to open testing sites at any other arenas,” Anderson said.

The Hester Street rink reopened as a testing centre April 17 after being closed since mid-March. Over the first three days of operation, primary care clinicians from the Hamilton Family Health Team and McMaster Family Health Team swabbed 69 people for testing.

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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 personal protective equipment.

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.

A referral from your doctor or Hamilton Public Health Services and an appointment are required for screening at the Andreychuk Arena drive-through or one of the two other assessment centres in the city.

Hamilton’s other testing 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. 


STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Given the ongoing pandemic, Hamilton Community News wanted to see how the city and local health-care providers are coping and report on any new initiatives being taken to test the public for the coronavirus.

 

Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena to remain a coronavirus testing centre indefinitely

#essentialservices

News Apr 21, 2020 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena will remain a drive-through testing centre for the coronavirus for the foreseeable future.

City spokesperson Kelly Anderson said the testing centre will run seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“At this time, we don’t have plans to open testing sites at any other arenas,” Anderson said.

The Hester Street rink reopened as a testing centre April 17 after being closed since mid-March. Over the first three days of operation, primary care clinicians from the Hamilton Family Health Team and McMaster Family Health Team swabbed 69 people for testing.

Related Content

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 personal protective equipment.

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.

A referral from your doctor or Hamilton Public Health Services and an appointment are required for screening at the Andreychuk Arena drive-through or one of the two other assessment centres in the city.

Hamilton’s other testing 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. 


STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Given the ongoing pandemic, Hamilton Community News wanted to see how the city and local health-care providers are coping and report on any new initiatives being taken to test the public for the coronavirus.