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RVH is closely monitoring COVID-19 and taking aggressive action to ensure the safety of its patients and our community amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-19 Virtual Community Town Hall
Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m.

The latest information you need to know about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and your family.

Hosted by Janice Skot, RVH President and CEO; Mayor Jeff Lehman, City of Barrie; Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit; Dr. Valerie Grdisa, ​​​Chief Executive Of​fic​er, Canadian Mental Health Association, Simcoe County Branch; and ​Chief Kimberley Greenwood, Barrie Police Service.

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COVID-19 Testing Information




COVID-19 Updates


Emergency Department visits

  • If you need urgent medical care, please don’t hesitate to come to RVH’s Emergency department. Our team is well-trained to care for you, while keeping you safe. All patients will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and a medical professional will determine if you need to be tested for the virus.
  • Please help us keep our phone lines clear for emergencies and do not call RVH for your COVID test results. RVH will telephone ALL patients who have been swab-tested for COVID in our health centre with their results - positive or negative.
  • Unless you are seeking medical treatment, please DO NOT visit the health centre if you are unwell. Self-isolate at home and call Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 for further instructions.

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RVH News


​2nd COVID-19 outbreak confirmed at RVH

RVH in conjunction with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, has declared an outbreak on its Transitional Care Unit (TCU). Cases associated with the TCU outbreak include one patient, including one death and one healthcare worker. 

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COVID-19 outbreak confirmed at RVH​

RVH in consultation with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on its Integrated Stroke and Rehabilitation unit. Seven patients who recently received care in one section of the 40-bed unit have tested positive for COVID-19, along with two staff members who are safely self-isolating at home. Click here for more.

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​No visitors allowed at RVH

This measure is being implemented in alignment with the province-wide lockdown and to keep our patients, staff and physicians safe. Click here for more information.

  • ​RVH opens COVID-19 Assessment Centre
    The COVID-19 Assessment Centre, located at 29 Sperling Drive, includes the current COVID-19 Testing Clinic as well as a new COVID-19, Cold and Flu Clinic. Here, patients with moderate symptoms common to COVID-19, the flu or a cold will be assessed by a physician. Click here to read more


Simcoe Manor outbreak declared over

The COVID-19 outbreak at the Simcoe Manor long-term care home in Beeton has been declared over by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. Click here to read more

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​RVH set to open Regional Pandemic Response Unit 

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge across the province and in Simcoe Muskoka, today Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) cut the ribbon on its Regional Pandemic Response Unit (PRU).

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RVH has launched its dynamic new Strategic Plan. Shaped by the voices of over 3,000 people who care about the future of healthcare in our region, this plan will act as a roadmap to guide RVH over the next five to seven years.

Led by a relentless commitment to safety and quality, with an eye to advancing innovation, learning and research, RVH will accelerate to the next level of excellence - raising the bar to bring exceptional care close to home for residents throughout Simcoe Muskoka.

It is a plan rooted in a philosophy we call MY CARE. RVH has put a stake in the ground and said every patient has a right to expect the best possible experience in our health centre. Always. Every day. And without exception. And that laser-like focus on our patients and their families will ensure we not only meet their needs, but exceed their expectations. They will be partners in their care and involved in planning and decision-making every step of their healthcare journey.

Our vision is bold, our focus is clear and our plan is achievable.