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What to do in Montreal if you think you have symptoms of the COVID-19 virus
MONTREAL -- If you're worried that you may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 – coughing, fever and difficulty breathing – here are the steps you need to take to be tested and treated:
CALL THE HOTLINE
If you believe you have symptoms of the virus, call the Info-Coronavirus phone line at 1-877-644- 4545 or the same number with your local area code (in Montreal, that would be 514-644-4545)
A health care professional will assess you and, if needed, you will be given an appointment.
If you are an adult, you will be referred to a specialized clinic for testing.
If you are an adult with a child under the age of 18, both of you will be referred to a specialized clinic to be tested at the same time.
If you are calling for a child under the age of 18, you will be referred to Sainte-Justine Hospital, which has been designated to test and treat cases of the virus. It has a drive-thru testing site for cars and pedestrians by appointment.
VISIT THE DRIVE-THRU SCREENING SITE
If you suspect you have contracted the illness, you can also visit the drive-thru screening site at Place des Festivals in downtown Montreal without an appointment. The site is open to cars and pedestrians daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. by car or on foot.
Once you have been tested, you will be advised to self-isolate until the results come back.
If your results come back negative, you will be able to resume regular activity.
If your results come back positive, the health care professionals will advise you on what the next steps are.