COVID-19 Treatment Clinic

Sault Area Hospital, in association with local and regional partners, is providing patients with the ability to be assessed by a doctor and access COVID-19 treatments if eligible.

This program provides treatment for outpatients with COVID-19 who are at higher-risk of progression to severe illness. While the first line of defence against COVID-19 is vaccination, this treatment will help to address the growing number of hospitalizations in high-risk individuals.

COVID-19 therapy may help reduce the risk of progressing from mild or moderate COVID-19 to severe infection that requires hospitalization for high-risk individuals.

The COVID-19 Treatment Clinic is located at Sault Area Hospital 750 Great Northern Road.

NOTE: Each referral will be considered based on Provincial medication allocation.

Patients who test positive for COVID-19 and began having symptoms in the last five (5) days or less may be eligible if they meet the criteria below.

o Adults who are immunocompromised (have an immune system that is weakened by a health condition or medications)

o Adults 70 years and older with a clinical assessment, regardless of vaccination status

o Adults 60 years and older who have had fewer than three doses

o Adults 18 years and older who have had less than three doses and have risk conditions*

o Unvaccinated pregnant individuals

 

*risk factors include: obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, congestive heart failure, chronic respiratory disease (including cystic fibrosis), cerebral palsy , intellectual and developmental disabilities, sickle cell disease, moderate or severe kidney disease, moderate or severe liver disease

Patients are still considered contagious and must continue to follow all public health guidelines, which include isolation. They are permitted to leave isolation for medical treatments.

Patients will be referred to the clinic by their health provider. For more information, contact: 705-759-3691 or email covidclinic@sah.on.ca.

Patients accessing the COVID-19 Treatment Clinic will be provided instructions on how to access the clinic directly and are not to present through an entrance – screening station.

You can download the referral form here or contact us at 705-759-3691 or email covidclinic@sah.on.ca.