COVID-19 Information and Updates


Because we are not out of the pandemic yet, KHSC continue to maintain key infection control precautions.  We have a duty to provide acute, often lifesaving care for vulnerable patients in our region, which means we must continue to practice extreme caution against COVID-19 within our hospital and be ready to respond to new risks as we transition to the next phase of the pandemic.

Current COVID-19 statistics and outbreak information

COVID-19 statistics for Kingston Health Sciences Centre are updated weekdays at 10 a.m.

COVID-19 Assessment Centre 

Please note that the COVID-19 Assessment Centre is now closed. For information on where you can continue to access PCR testing, COVID-19 test results and vaccinations, please click the link above. 

Visitor and Family Presence Restrictions

Please check this page for the most current information about family presence for both inpatients and outpatients. Remember that we offer enhanced electronic options for Staying Connected with loved ones during this time. We thank our patients and their families for your help in keeping our hospital and community safe from COVID-19.

Accessing our hospital sites

Check this page for entrances that patients and visitors are permitted to use at our two hospital sites.

Screening at KHSC

All patients and visitors are expected to self-screen for symptoms of infectious illness (e.g., fever, cough, chills, sore throat) consistent with signage posted. 

Required use of hospital-issued procedure masks

KHSC has a mandatory masking policy. Masking is a critical safety measure in our high-risk environment where we care for vulnerable and frail patients.  Patients, visitors and staff must put on a hospital-issued mask upon entry to our hospital.

Emergency care during COVID-19 pandemic

Emergency and urgent health concerns that are not related to COVID-19 still need to be addressed during the pandemic. It is important that people seek care for problems that could become quite serious or life-threatening if left unattended.  Patients can be reassured that our Urgent Care Centre at the HDH site and Emergency Department at the KGH site are safe places to seek care.

Surgical appointments

Information about self-isolation and screening/testing before your surgery.

Outpatient appointments

Information about what you can expect when you attend a scheduled clinic appointment.

KHSC Union Street Site

On June 30, 2022 KHSC decommissioned its pandemic alternate health facility (“field hospital”) due to the downward trend in COVID-19-related hospitalizations and as the Province ended funding for certain large-scale pandemic management activities.

Ontario's COVID-19 Vaccination Program

In addition to the link above, you may also visit Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health's webpage about COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn from our experts

Informative and myth-busting videos from our infectious disease experts about COVID-19.

Clinical department and program information

Department-specific information about COVID-19 at KHSC.

Ontario Virtual Care Clinic: Connecting to an on-call doctor by video or audio during the COVID-19 pandemic

Patients in Ontario who do not have a primary care physician or are unable to see their own physician are now able to “see” a family physician virtually by visiting (using the access code “health”) for non-COVID-19 related health issues such as colds, cough, flu, allergies, women’s health issues, urinary tract infections, rash and medication questions. Patients should first reach out to their own primary care provider if they have one as the virtual service is not intended to replace regular care.  The free Ontario Virtual Care Clinic is available daily 8 a.m. to midnight. If you have an urgent concern or emergency, call 911. French language services are available 4 to 8 p.m. 7 days a week.