Updated Hours for COVID-19 Assessment Site on West 33rd

Jun 25, 2020 | News

The COVID-19 Assessment Site on West 33rd, a joint program of PHC and Vancouver Community, will now be closed on weekends and stat holidays. This is effective starting June 27.

  • Advanced Parking Lot #9075, 700 block West 33rd Avenue, Entrance is on the north side of West 33rd Avenue (between Willow and Heather Streets)​.
  • Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed on weekends and stat holidays.

The two Vancouver Acute assessment sites are open seven days a week:

City Centre Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC), 1290 Hornby Street, Vancouver.

  • Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

REACH UPCC, 1145 Commercial Drive, Vancouver.

  • Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If visiting the City Centre UPCC or West 33rd, patients do not need a referral or appointment and will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. If visiting the REACH UPCC, patients are asked to call 604-216-3138 to schedule a time to be assessed.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control released updated COVID-19 testing guidelines last week. Testing is recommended for anyone with cold, influenza or COVID-19-like symptoms, no matter how mild. Individuals who do not have symptoms do not require a test. Anyone with symptoms may visit any assessment centre in BC.

COVID-19-like symptoms include new onset of: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, painful swallowing, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue or loss of appetite.

As B.C.’s restart progresses and levels of interaction increase, early detection of any new COVID-19 cases is a critical element of the public health strategy for maintaining low levels of transmission in the province. Given this, the recommendation is to have a low threshold for testing symptomatic individuals for COVID-19 infection.

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