The Saskatchewan Health Authority opened the province’s first COVID-19 assessment and treatment site Thursday.
The agency “wants to ensure general practitioners, clinics and emergency departments are not overwhelmed by people with escalating COVID-19 symptoms,” it states in a press release.
The assessment and treatment site in Regina will serve people who have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and/or people who have symptoms coupled with chronic disease.
The site will provide: “intermediate care, assessment and treatment of people with symptoms that have progressively worsened over consecutive days and are consistent with COVID-19,” the release states.
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The SHA did not disclose the location of the assessment and treatment site, accessible only to patients referred by: a family physician, HealthLine 811 or the local Communicable Disease Control Division office.
If needed, the agency will establish additional sites across the province, the release states.
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