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Temporary Flu Assessment Centres Open in Peel
By Region of Peel | Published  11/14/2009 | City/Region News , Health & Wellness | Unrated
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Brampton - Peel Region has opened two temporary flu assessment centres to provide relief to heavily-burdened emergency departments. Aimed at people with moderate flu symptoms, the medical staff at these facilities assess patients and prescribe medication. There are no vaccines or anti-virals on site.

"We understand how difficult it is for people who are not feeling well to wait in overcrowded emergency departments and walk-in clinics. It is with them in mind that we have established the two flu assessment centres," said Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services.

The two temporary centres are located in:

Century Gardens Community Centre
340 Vodden St. E. at Rutherford Rd.
Open daily from 3 to 10 p.m.

Frank McKechnie Community Centre
310 Bristol Rd. E.
Open daily from 3 to 10 p.m.

The two community centres fit the requirements outlined by the Ontario Health Plan and the Ontario government in terms of accessibility, variety of rooms and spaces, the ability to isolate sections and parking. Within each facility every precaution is taken: masking, gowning and sanitation and separate entrances from the rest of the community centre to avoid the spread of infection. The HINI virus is an influenza virus, and like all influenza viruses, it is not airborne. There is no increased risk of infection from HINI for anyone entering the rest of the building.

If you think you may have the flu, consider the following options:

  • Use the provincial self-assessment tool at to help you decide if you need medical attention
  • Consult Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000
  • If your symptoms worsen, contact your health care provider, go to a walk-in clinic or one of our flu assessment centres
  • If you are experiencing extreme shortness of breath, chest pain, prolonged fever, continuous vomiting or severe diarrhea, go to the emergency department of your hospital immediately

Please visit or call 905-799-7700 for information on H1N1 vaccination clinics or flu assessment centres. Caledon residents call toll free at 905-584-2216.

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