MHC to introduce home testing for COVID-19

MHC in partnership with Manitoulin-Sudbury Paramedic Services,  are now providing COVID-19 testing in the home setting by the  COVID-19 Paramedic Response Team for Manitoulin Island residents who are unable to travel to one of the two assessment centers.  The process for booking a swab through the paramedicine visit is the same as the assessment centers.  Home visits are by appointment only.

Individuals must call MHC (Mindemoya 705-377-5311, Little Current 705-368-2300) and follow the telephone prompts to the COVID-19 Assessment Line where a nurse will speak with them.  The Assessment Line will answer calls between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm daily (seven days a week).  The COVID-19 Paramedic Response Team performs home testing Monday to Friday and the COVID-19 Assessment Centers are open Monday through Friday from 1pm to 5pm.

MHC will be testing more people for COVID-19 in the coming weeks.  Patients with ANY of the following symptoms must call the MHC Assessment line:

  • Fever or chills
  • Sore throat
  • New onset or worsening fatigue
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • New onset or worsening cough
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Runny nose
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea or diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath

*If you are having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911 immediately. Advise them of your symptoms and travel history.