Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is partnering with the Ministry of Health to offer testing through COVID-19 Assessment Centres at our Birchmount and Centenary hospitals.
Who should come to the Assessment Centre?
Following the latest direction from the Ministry of Health, you should only come for testing at our Assessment Centres 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
Testing for those who aren’t showing symptoms –
If none of the above apply to you, there are still other options:
Make an appointment at your local Pharmacy
Starting on September 25, 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.
What to do if you are eligible
Appointments are not available at our SHN assessment centres. Testing is completed on a first come, first serve basis.
Before coming to one of SHN’s Assessment Centres, please pre-register with us online.
You must have your Health Card or photo I.D. to be tested.
Once you arrive at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre, please go directly to the “STEP 1” trailer to complete the registration process.
Getting your 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.
If you were tested at a SHN Assessment Centre, and are unable to access your results through the online portal or require further assistance, please call 416-495-2601.
Association of Local Public Health Agencies
Toronto Public Health
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.