Coronavirus Update

Getting the Vaccine

Vaccines are safe, effective, and the best way to protect you and those around you from serious illnesses like COVID-19. Learn more about Ontario's vaccination program here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-ontario.


As of November 26, anyone 5+ (born in 2016 or earlier) is eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Ontario. Children ages 5-11 can book into our clinics starting Friday, November 26.Second doses are recommended at 8 weeks after the first dose for optimal protection.Click here for information on the COVID-19 vaccine for children and youth

Keeping everyone safe

The Emergency Department is open 24/7 and ready to care for patients with serious health concerns. We want to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being. We continue to serve the urgent health needs of our community. We are following all procedures as directed by Public Health and the Ministry of Health.  

Effective December 30, 2021, the Ontario government is limiting eligibility for PCR tests to individuals who are symptomatic and have a high-risk of severe illness from COVID-19.  We are not able to provide PCR testing in our Emergency Department if you are not a high-risk individual. High-risk individuals include those with significant medical issues, and workers and residents in settings such as long-term care and congregate living settings.


If you are not a high-risk individual and have COVID-19 symptoms, presume that you are infected and self-isolate to prevent transmission in the community.  For more details on the Ministry guidelines, please visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/exposed?utm_source=mobile-app-organic&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=covid-alert-mobile-app-english&utm_content=covidalertapppage-text


Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please be safe and have a Happy New Year!


What You Need to Know 

  • If you think you may have Coronavirus symptoms, please call Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000), your family physician or the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit (1-800-660-5853). You can also make an appointment at the Assessment Centre in Almonte (see below).
  • The Ministry of Health has an online Coronavirus assessment tool that provides helpful information. It is easy to use. By answering a few questions, you will be able to make informed choices about what to do based on your needs.
  • If you have a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1. You will be asked screening questions by the person who takes your call and by the Lanark County Paramedic Service staff who arrive.

Coming to CPDMH 

  • The Emergency Department is open for those requiring emergency care. We are taking all of the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. Please note we can only administer PCR tests to individuals who are symptomatic and have a high-risk of severe illness from COVID-19.  

Get the Facts

To reduce the spread of germs including the flu and COVID-19, remember to: 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just cleaned your hands
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or into your arm, not your hand
  • Stay home if you’re sick

For the latest information about Coronavirus, please visit credible websites such as:



Other Community Services
To learn more about other community services, please visit their websites. We are pleased to share some of those updates:

 Lanark County Mental Health 


During this time of increased pressures, the professionalism, compassion and teamwork of the staff and medical staff at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital is to be commended. Thank you for your understanding as we work together to protect everyone’s safety and well-being.