COVID-19 Assessment Centre

COVID-19 Assessment Centre

We are testing by appointment only

All COVID-19 Assessment Centres in Ontario that previously offered walk-in testing have changed to appointment-based testing — including SHN’s Birchmount, Centenary and General hospitals. If you are eligible to be tested at an Assessment Centre, you can now book an appointment with us.

Who should go to an Assessment Centre?

You should only go for testing at an Assessment Centre if you are:

  • Showing COVID-19 symptoms (see list of symptoms)
  • Have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by your public health unit or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app
  • A resident or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by your local public health unit
  • Eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care

OTHER OPTIONS: Testing if you don't have symptoms or none of the above apply to you:

Make an appointment at your local Pharmacy

You can get tested for COVID-19 at select pharmacies if you are not showing symptoms AND you live or work in an at-risk setting, such as a long-term care home, homeless shelter or other congregate setting. To find the closest pharmacy, please visit Ontario.ca/covidtest.


Talk with your family doctor

You are also encouraged to speak with your health care provider and to continue to follow public health measures, including wearing a face covering, washing your hands frequently and maintaining physical distance from people outside your household or social circle.

Locations

Birchmount hospital

3030 Birchmount Rd.


Hours of operation
7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Seven days a week


Outside of the hospital building, near the Emergency department and main entrance. Please follow the directions on-site.

SHN Birchmount hospital Assessment Centre map

Centenary hospital

2867 Ellesmere Rd.


Hours of operation
7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Seven days a week


Outside of the hospital building, on the East side heading toward the Emergency department; access from Neilson Rd. Please follow the directions on-site.

SHN COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Centenary hospital

General hospital

3050 Lawrence Ave. E.


Hours of operation
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mondays to Saturdays (with the exception of statutory holidays)


Off of Lawrence Ave. outside of the hospital building, on the South side near the ambulance bay. Please follow the directions on-site. If you are driving, please park in the parking garage first.

SHN General hospital Assessment Centre map

Other resources

Hotlines

Telehealth Ontario
1-866-797-0000

Association of Local Public Health Agencies
416-595-0006

Toronto Public Health
416-338-7600

Self-Assessment Tool

You can use the Government of Ontario’s self-assessment tool to help determine if you need to seek further care.

Self-Assessment Tool

Access your test results

If you have taken a COVID-19 test, you can access and view your test results from the Ministry of Health online through a new user-friendly tool. This is maintained by Ontario Health on behalf of the Ministry.

Access your results

Who should go to an Assessment Centre?

You should only go for testing at an Assessment Centre if you are:

  • Showing COVID-19 symptoms (see list of symptoms)
  • Have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by your public health unit or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app
  • A resident or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by your local public health unit
  • Eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care

OTHER OPTIONS: Testing if you don't have symptoms or none of the above apply to you:

Make an appointment at your local Pharmacy

You can get tested for COVID-19 at select pharmacies if you are not showing symptoms AND you live or work in an at-risk setting, such as a long-term care home, homeless shelter or other congregate setting. To find the closest pharmacy, please visit Ontario.ca/covidtest.


Talk with your family doctor

You are also encouraged to speak with your health care provider and to continue to follow public health measures, including wearing a face covering, washing your hands frequently and maintaining physical distance from people outside your household or social circle.

Book your appointment

If you are in one of the groups that is eligible for testing at an Assessment Centre, please complete our online form.

If you have challenges in completing the online form, you may call 416-495-2601 (daily between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.) for support. For questions not related to your appointment, please email covidassessmentcentre@shn.ca.

Information on getting tested

You must have your Health Card or photo I.D. to be tested.

What to do when you arrive for your appointment

Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment to allow time for parking and accessing the assessment centre.


Park in the visitor parking lot at the hospital where your test is scheduled. Make sure you keep your parking slip.


Follow the signage for the COVID-19 Assessment Centre.


You will be registered by one of our registration clerks, seen by the nurse and have your nasal swab completed.

What to do after your test is completed

You will receive a parking voucher following your test. Please proceed back to the parking lot.


When you exit the parking lot, insert the parking slip you received upon arrival, followed by the parking voucher. The gates will then open to allow your exit.


Ensure you follow any instructions provided to you by the nurse regarding self-monitoring and self-isolation.


If your symptoms become severe (difficulty breathing, chest pain/tightness/crushing sensation, feeling confused, loss of consciousness) please call 911 or visit the closest Emergency department right away.

How to get your results

If you have taken a COVID-19 test, you can access and view your test results through the Ministry of Health’s online tool.

Locations

Birchmount hospital

3030 Birchmount Rd.


Hours of operation
7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Seven days a week


Outside of the hospital building, near the Emergency department and main entrance. Please follow the directions on-site.

SHN Birchmount hospital Assessment Centre map

Centenary hospital

2867 Ellesmere Rd.


Hours of operation
7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Seven days a week


Outside of the hospital building, on the East side heading toward the Emergency department; access from Neilson Rd. Please follow the directions on-site.

SHN COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Centenary hospital

General hospital

3050 Lawrence Ave. E.


Hours of operation
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mondays to Saturdays (with the exception of statutory holidays)


Off of Lawrence Ave. outside of the hospital building, on the South side near the ambulance bay. Please follow the directions on-site. If you are driving, please park in the parking garage first.

SHN General hospital Assessment Centre map

Other resources

Hotlines

Telehealth Ontario
1-866-797-0000

Association of Local Public Health Agencies
416-595-0006

Toronto Public Health
416-338-7600

Self-Assessment Tool

You can use the Government of Ontario’s self-assessment tool to help determine if you need to seek further care.

Self-Assessment Tool

Access your test results

If you have taken a COVID-19 test, you can access and view your test results from the Ministry of Health online through a new user-friendly tool. This is maintained by Ontario Health on behalf of the Ministry.

Access your results