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COVID-19 testing site in new location
News, Posted on January 12, 2021

By Chantell Senchuk

Russell’s Respiratory Clinic and COVID-19 testing site started at the George P. Buleziuk Centre effective December 10, 2020 but the location has now been changed.

As of January 5, 2021 the new location for both sites is 447 Main Street North, Russell next to Canada Post and The Russell Banner.

“The former site, The George P. Buleziuk Centre, was instituted as a temporary space until Prairie Mountain Health was able to move to its present location at 477 Main Street North” stated Prairie Mountain Health’s Communications Coordinator Blaine Kraushaar.

The COVID-19 testing hours are the same, Monday to Friday 12:30pm - 3:00 pm, and an appointment is required in order to attend the site.

The Respiratory Clinic hours also remain the same, Mondays and Thursdays 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. As this clinic is not a walk in clinic, an appointment is needed but a referral is not required. A COVID-19 test will be a part of the assessment and the clinic will not provide prescription refills or the flu shot.

A mask is mandatory as well as the Manitoba Health Card for registration.

“The clinic, staffed by a physician and additional support, is for patients who have experienced respiratory symptoms, lasting two weeks or less, such as sore throat, runny nose, earache, cough and congestion, who feel they need to be seen by a physician, but do not require emergency care” he explained.

In addition to the Russell site, Prairie Mountain Health also has Respiratory Clinics in Swan River, Dauphin, Neepawa and Brandon.

The appointment line is available Monday to Friday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at 1-204-638-2191. For more information regard COVID testing sites and Respiratory Clinics within PMH, visit www.prairiemountainhealth.ca.