SLMHC Introducing Automated Wellness Screening Stations, Reopening Ambulatory Care Entrance
In addition to our routine cleaning and infection-control practices, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) is introducing wellness screening stations at all entrances, effective on Monday, March 28.
Patients, visitors, and employees will be required to screen, or show proof of online screening, at the wellness screening stations when arriving at our facility. The easy-to-use automated wellness screening stations will help ensure the continued safety of everyone at SLMHC.
“The wellness screening stations will help maintain safety practices and prioritize the health and safety of everyone at our facility,” says Heather Lee, President and CEO of SLMHC.
To further streamline the screening process, patients and visitors can visit slmhc.on.ca/screening to complete screening online prior to arriving at SLMHC. This will provide a barcode that can be scanned at the wellness screening stations to provide proof of online screening, granting access to the facility.
In addition to continuing daily screening and adherence to personal protective equipment standards, SLMHC has its mandatory vaccination policy in place for staff, physicians and visitors. The vaccination policy for visitors/essential care partners does not apply to patients seeking care.
“We want to take this time to remind the public to continue practicing public health guidelines- get vaccinated, wear a mask and be safe,” says Lee.
SLMHC will also be reopening the Ambulatory Care entrance, effective Monday, March 28. Those coming to the hospital for outpatient appointments, specialty clinics, day medicine, laboratory services or other services can now use the ambulatory entrance to enter SLMHC, complete the required screening at the wellness screening station, and report to the registration area.
The Emergency Entrance remains open 24/7 for those coming into the Emergency Department or visiting inpatients.
For more information on visitor restrictions and how services are impacted at the hospital, please visit slmhc.on.ca/covid19.