Pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic in downtown Hamilton welcomes walk-ins
Published March 17, 2021 at 12:14 pm
A community health-care group is hosting a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic on Thursday (March 18) where walk-ins are welcome.
The Compass Community Health Centre, located at 438 Hughson St. N, is running the clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. No appointments are required.
Anyone experiencing even one mild symptom or who has come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 is encouraged to be tested.
This clinic is run in collaboration with St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and the city’s Public Health Services (PHS).
Earlier this month, PHS launched a mobile testing unit that aims to provide low barrier, more accessible testing for the city’s most vulnerable populations.
This comes as the number of COVID-19 cases has seen a steady increase, fuelled by faster-spreading variants and experts warn that the province is in the early stages of the pandemic’s third wave.
On Tuesday (March 16), Hamilton saw 66 newly confirmed cases of the virus and the number of active cases in the community rise to 547.
According to public health data on the City of Hamilton’s website, as of Tuesday, seven cases of the UK variant have been detected in Hamilton and another 271 cases have screened positive for COVID-19 variants but are still undergoing tests to determine their lineage.
On Wednesday (March 17), Ontario is reporting 1,508 new cases and 14 more deaths from the virus.
For more information on the City of Hamilton’s response to COVID-19 and to learn more about testing, visit the city’s website.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising