Cornwall Assessment Centre

Phone number: 343-475-0160 (this is not a long-distance number) 

Additional Assessment centres in the area can be found on the EOHU website.

As of July 8, 2022, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre will be moving from the Community Addiction and Mental Health Centre at 850 McConnell Avenue to the Main Entrance at CCH. The hospital’s Main Entrance can be accessed by parking on the south side of the building at 840 McConnell Avenue. Public PCR testing continues to only be available for individuals who meet specific criteria, by appointment only, by calling 343-475-0160.

More information on updated testing eligibility and isolation requirements can be found at

Residents can also visit the Eastern Ontario Health Unit website at

CCH Vaccination Clinic

CCH has closed its vaccination clinic. For more information on vaccine eligibility or to book an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine, please contact the EOHU at 613-933-1375, or visit their website at

For more information on the vaccine, click on the links below. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form

COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet

What you need to know about your COVID-19 vaccine appointment

After your COVID-19 Vaccine

Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine During Pregnancy

What youth need to know about their COVID-19 vaccine appointment


COVID-19 Vaccine Educational Session

On August 17, 2021, the Ontario Government released a vaccination directive requiring hospitals in Ontario to have COVID-19 vaccination policies in place for individuals who are working on or who in any way access any hospital site.

On August 25, 2021, the Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) Board of Directors approved a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all staff, physicians, contractors, learners and volunteers to keep our staff, physicians and patients safe.

Part of this directive outlined the need for an educational session approved by the covered organization about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination for individuals who are not fully vaccinated throughout the transition period. Click here to access the education (version française à venir).


Read an open letter to the community from more than 75 local physicians on the importance of getting vaccinated.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include:


  • fever
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing 


How can I protect myself from being infected with COVID-19?

We encourage you to seek trusted sources for more information, but good hand hygiene, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact with others is a good start.

Trusted sources for more information: The EOHU, Public Health Ontario, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

I am planning on travelling or have recently returned from travelling and I am wondering if I am at risk of contracting COVID-19. What do I do?

For any questions related to travel, please visit the Eastern Ontario Unit’s website.

You can also use the online self-assessment tool to help you decide if you need a test.

How is CCH prepared to handle the COVID-19 virus?

We are committed to providing exceptional care no matter the circumstances. Our preparedness for COVID-19 cases in our community includes:
  • Patient screening process according to the Public Health Agency of Canada;
  • Doctor and staff training on the use of Personal Protective Equipment;
  • Daily communication with our provincial and local partners for most recent updates.

Is it safe for me to visit CCH?

During the pandemic, visitor access levels will change to reflect current appropriate restrictions and balance the need for in-person visitation with the need for safety and to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission. Special visitation access is available for compassionate and palliative reasons and for Obstetrics/Pediatrics. If you are feeling unwell, please refrain from coming to the hospital to visit. Seniors, pregnant women, or those who are immunocompromised should speak with their doctor before visiting a patient at CCH. Please refer to our Visiting Hours page for more information.

I have a test or procedure coming up at the hospital. Is everything going on as scheduled?

You will receive a call if your procedure has been postponed or rescheduled.

I heard that volunteer services at CCH are currently being impacted by COVID-19. Is this true?

Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to suspend volunteer services at the hospital for the time being. We recognize that most of our valued volunteers are seniors and are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. We acknowledge that there may be times when the presence of Spiritual Care volunteers is required, and these cases will be assessed individually.

I need to go to the emergency department. Do I need to wear any protective gear?

YES. You will be asked to wear a mask. If you do not have a medical-grade mask, one will be provided for you at CCH. Public health guidelines also currently recommend wearing safety glasses. Due to a limited supply for staff, CCH is unable to provide safety glasses at this time, but we encourage that you bring some to wear.

I was recently in close contact with a person ill with COVID-19. Should I go to CCH?

If you have had close contact with a person ill with COVID-19, please do not come to CCH but instead self-isolate and contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000. They will provide you with further instructions.