Respiratory assessment centre to open at Yukon Convention Centre

A respiratory assessment centre is being set up at the Yukon Convention Centre in Whitehorse as part of Yukon’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yukoners who need medical help will be directed to the centre’s services through telephone advice from healthcare professionals. It will not be a drop-in centre.

The assessment centre is intended for people with acute respiratory illness such as influenza or COVID-19 who need medical assessment. The centre will be staffed by physicians and nursing and support staff.  The centre will open in the coming days, at which time hours of operation and phone access will be announced.

Yukoners can now access an online self-assessment tool if they have concerns about COVID-19. Yukoners can also call 811 or their health provider for health advice relating to COVID-19.

Find the self-assessment tool and the latest information about COVID-19 and Yukon’s response at yukon.ca/COVID-19.

We are setting up this centre to help Yukoners get the health support they need as we all work together to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are grateful to Northern Vision Development for providing the convention centre for our use. We are working diligently to prepare the centre for service and will provide more information about the centre’s services in the coming days.

Minister of Health and Social Services Pauline Frost

Yukon government has been there with plans and programs to support individuals, families and businesses during this difficult time and Northern Vision Development is grateful for the opportunity to do the same. NVD has and will continue to work closely with government officials to ensure we are doing everything we can to assist in the response to this pandemic.

Northern Vision Development LP President and Chief Operation Officer Michael Hale

Quick facts 
  • The Yukon Convention Centre in Whitehorse is a suitable location for the respiratory assessment centre because of its central location and large space.

  • The government’s use of the Yukon Convention Centre is being provided by owners Northern Vision Development (NVD).

Contact 

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7136
matthew.cameron@gov.yk.ca  

Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-667-3673
pat.living@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
20-061