New COVID screening tool at KHSC

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has launched a tool that will give patients going for outpatient services the option to complete their COVID screening online immediately prior to arriving for their scheduled appointment.

The mobile screening tool, available in English and French, only takes a few minutes to complete and patients will receive an email with confirmation to bring with them, along with their appointment slip, to the hospital in printed form or on their mobile device.

The mobile screen is only valid for four hours so KHSC says it is important to complete the screening no more than four hours before arrival at the hospital or the person will need to re-do the mobile screening or be screened in person by a screener when they arrive.

KHSC screening staff will scan the code embedded in the email confirmation at entry to the hospital and the patient will be able to go directly to their scheduled appointment.

The mobile screening tool, which patients can find on the COVID-19 page on the KHSC website at www.Kingstonhsc.ca, is one more way that KHSC is ensuring patient and staff safety when coming to hospital for appointments.

In addition to the new screening tool, a number of other enhanced protocols remain in place at KHSC to ensure patient and staff safety including limiting family presence in the hospitals, reducing in-person outpatient volumes in order to ensure physical distancing, universal masking for all staff and patients, increased cleaning and sanitizing, and physical distancing in waiting rooms and lobbies.

The above information was taken from a press release from KHSC.

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