NSHN Clinical Assessment Centres & Oximetry Outreach Program closure  

By Rosalind Russell – After nearly four years in operation, the Clinical Assessment Centres in Blind River and Thessalon, and the Oximetry Outreach Program operated by the North Shore Health Network will be closing soon.

Network CEO Tim Vine says the last day for specimen collection at the centres and intake to the Oximetry Program is Monday, February 26th and both will officially close as of March 11th.  

He says since the beginning of the pandemic, the centres provided safe and timely access to COVID-19 testing and support.

He adds COVID is still in local communities and urges anyone who feels unwell to take precautions to help limit the spread.

Vine adds the decision the close was made because funding for the program has not been renewed.  

As the network continues to work with community partners to prepare for the closure, additional information will be posted on the website: https://www.nshn.care/covid19

For more information on COVID-19, visit the Algoma Public Health’s website at: https://www.algomapublichealth.com/disease-and-illness/infectious-diseases/covid-19

Photo: COVID testing centres are closing in Blind River and Thessalon. Photo provided by North Shore Health Network.

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