COVID-19 Assessment Centre

COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is partnering with the Ministry of Health to offer screening/testing through COVID-19 Assessment Centres at our Birchmount and Centenary hospitals. These Centres are for people who are at risk of transmitting the disease to large groups of people.

Self-assessment for COVID-19

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use the Government of Ontario’s self-assessment tool to help determine if you need to seek further care.

Other options for you

Rather than going to an assessment centre, people who do not meet the new criteria but are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should self-isolate at home and contact Telehealth Ontario, their family doctor or other primary care provider, or their local health unit.

Telehealth Ontario
1-866-797-0000

Association of Local Public Health Agencies
416-595-0006

Toronto Public Health
416-338-7600

Who should come to the Assessment Centre?

Ontario’s Assessment Centres are not for everyone, and not everyone who visits a centre will be tested for COVID-19.

You should only come to a centre if:

1. You have symptoms of a respiratory tract infection or fever

This includes cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, or joint aches; and may also include nausea, diarrhea and stomach pains

AND

2. You are part of one of the following groups:

You work or live in a vulnerable or at-risk setting

These include:

        • Any healthcare setting (hospital, long-term care facility, complex continuing care, rehabilitation centre, dialysis centre)
        • School or childcare centre
        • Retirement home
        • Homeless shelter
        • Prison
        • Other settings with vulnerable populations

OR

You have been instructed by Toronto Public Health to go to a Centre

If you fall into the above, you should pre-register online to come to a centre.

Once you arrive at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre, we will ask for your phone number to identify you from your pre-registration.

Locations

Birchmount hospital

3030 Birchmount Rd.


Hours of operation
9 a.m. to 6 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 COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Birchmount hospital

Centenary hospital

2867 Ellesmere Rd.


Hours of operation
10 a.m. to 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

Self-assessment for COVID-19

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care.

Learn more

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is partnering with the Ministry of Health to offer screening/testing through COVID-19 Assessment Centres at our Birchmount and Centenary hospitals. These Centres are for people who are at risk of transmitting the disease to large groups of people.

Self-assessment for COVID-19

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use the Government of Ontario’s self-assessment tool to help determine if you need to seek further care.

Other options for you

Rather than going to an assessment centre, people who do not meet the new criteria but are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should self-isolate at home and contact Telehealth Ontario, their family doctor or other primary care provider, or their local health unit.

Telehealth Ontario
1-866-797-0000

Association of Local Public Health Agencies
416-595-0006

Toronto Public Health
416-338-7600

Who should come to the Assessment Centre?

Ontario’s Assessment Centres are not for everyone, and not everyone who visits a centre will be tested for COVID-19.

You should only come to a centre if:

1. You have symptoms of a respiratory tract infection or fever

This includes cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, or joint aches; and may also include nausea, diarrhea and stomach pains

AND

2. You are part of one of the following groups:

You work or live in a vulnerable or at-risk setting

These include:

        • Any healthcare setting (hospital, long-term care facility, complex continuing care, rehabilitation centre, dialysis centre)
        • School or childcare centre
        • Retirement home
        • Homeless shelter
        • Prison
        • Other settings with vulnerable populations

OR

You have been instructed by Toronto Public Health to go to a Centre

If you fall into the above, you should pre-register online to come to a centre.

Once you arrive at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre, we will ask for your phone number to identify you from your pre-registration.

Locations

Birchmount hospital

3030 Birchmount Rd.


Hours of operation
9 a.m. to 6 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 COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Birchmount hospital

Centenary hospital

2867 Ellesmere Rd.


Hours of operation
10 a.m. to 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

Self-assessment for COVID-19

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care.

Learn more