Odette Cancer Centre - COVID-19 information

Here you can find information about COVID-19 that is specific to Odette Cancer Centre patients. For all general information about COVID-19 from Sunnybrook, please visit sunnybrook.ca/COVID19

- Last updated May 30, 2022

IMPORTANT: Visitor guidelines for the Odette Cancer Centre

As community incidence of COVID-19 and associated disease severity decreases in the community, we are making several changes to existing restrictions effective June 1, 2022.

As always, further restrictions may be required in the future, but for the time being these changes will support return to more normal operations while maintaining core safety measures in place.

View important guidelines for in-patients and outpatients below:

In-patients (patients who are admitted to the hospital for care)

Outpatients (patients coming to the hospital for appointments or procedures)

For Odette Cancer Centre outpatient appointments in T-Wing, M6 Breast Centre or C606, one vaccinated companion is permitted. No registration is required. A mask MUST be worn over nose and mouth at all times while in the cancer centre.

Entrances and symptom screening

Screening for symptoms at the door

Symptom screening

We are screening all patients for symptoms at the T-Wing East entrance. 

As fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea can be present in people undergoing cancer treatment, our door screeners may provide you with additional instructions for precautions in order to proceed with urgent appointments.

Which entrance do I use to get in for my appointment?

Patients coming to the Odette Cancer Centre are to use the T-Wing East Entrance. All patients will be screened for symptoms at the door. Please respect our door screeners as they work to keep everyone safe.

Questions about treatments and appointments

I'm starting a new treatment at the Odette Cancer Centre. What do I need to know?

We understand this is a stressful time for you and your family. For more information about starting your cancer treatments during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our resource for patients. If you have questions, please feel welcome to reach out to a member of your care team. 

Do I need to wear a mask to my appointment?

Sunnybrook is providing masks to all patients.

Patients who are coming to the hospital for appointments will be provided with a mask when entering the hospital. Patients may also choose to wear their own masks from home to their appointments.

Hospital in-patients will be provided with masks by their care team.

Sunnybrook has taken this precautionary step out of an abundance of caution. Masks can help prevent the spread of respiratory illness, including COVID-19, when important measures such as physical distancing are not possible.

» View information about properly and safely using a mask

Can I come pick up my prescription at the T-Wing and M6 pharmacies?

You can still pick up your prescription at the pharmacies. Please note you will be screened at the door for symptoms. Curbside pick-up may also be available to you. Please speak to a pharmacy staff member about this option.

How can I get to the breast centre?

You can enter and be screened at the M-Wing doors or enter at T-Wing East entrance and use the tunnel to the main hospital. Please practice hand hygiene as you move throughout the hospital between appointments.

Can I still use the tunnel between the main hospital and Odette?

Yes. The tunnel is open. Please practice hand hygiene as you move throughout the hospital between appointments.

Questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

Can people with cancer get the COVID-19 vaccine?

People with cancer may have a higher risk of:

  • Getting COVID-19
  • Getting very sick from COVID-19
  • Dying from COVID-19

For these reasons, most people with cancer should get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves.

View more information about COVID-19 vaccines and cancer »

For general information about the COVID-19 vaccine, please view our vaccine FAQ.