North Shore Health Network: Offers free parking at Blind River site

Recognizing the exceptional circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Shore Health Network has suspended all parking fees at the Blind River site, effective April 14, 2020.

As a token of appreciation for the continued efforts of our workers and providers, April parking fees will also be waived.

It is requested that patients only visit the Emergency Departments at this time if in need of urgent care.

Individuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including: fever, chills or weakness, new or worsening cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, extreme fatigue, runny nose and/or joint aches are encouraged to contact the NSHN COVID-19 Assessment Centre through either of the following methods:
• Call 705-356-2265 or toll-free 1-888-425-0321:
Blind River Location: Ext. 2661
Thessalon Location: Ext. 2662
• Submit the online form at:

If you are feeling unwell and not sure if you should be tested, call Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or call Algoma Public Health (1-866-892-0172 ext 5404). If you need immediate medical attention, please call 911 and mention your travel history and symptoms.