Last updated: June 1, 2020
Through our dedication to providing the best available resources for providers, we created and actively update this province-wide list of assessment centres that either test for COVID-19 on site or refer patients with probable cases for testing (screening centres that do not test or refer for tests are not included).
Update: On Sunday, May 24, 2020, Premier Doug Ford asked Ontarians who feel they need a test to "go get a test" even if they're asymptomatic.
Ontarians concerned they may have COVID-19 should conduct the self-assessment, and call their healthcare provider, local health authority, or Telehealth first to have a preliminary assessment of symptoms, since they may risk exposure to the virus by visiting a centre.
Patients prioritized for testing are individuals who are:
Symptomatic - have a flu-like illness: fever, cough, sore throat or respiratory symptoms (e.g. shortness of breath, trouble breathing), or show signs of atypical symptoms (particularly children, older adults and people living with a developmental disability).
Asymptomatic - present no symptoms but:
- Have been in contact with a confirmed case within 14 days;
- Are in specific settings (facility transfers, hospital surgeries, long-term care and retirement homes, other congregate living settings and institutions, remote/isolated/rural/indigenous communities, workplaces and communities who had contact with a positive case);
- Are healthcare workers/caregivers/care providers/first responders/emergency child care centre workers and those living in same household; or
- Are essential workers, cross-border workers and other priority populations.
Over time, this list is expected to include broader population groups. Updates will be made based on the Ontario government’s latest testing guidelines.
The assessment centres listed can either test on site for COVID-19 or refer patients with probable cases for testing. Screening centres that do not test or refer for tests have not been included.
This page is part of the CEP’s COVID-19 Resource Centre, which is updated regularly.
Please check back often for the most up-to-date information.