COVID-19 Assessment Centre

COVID-19 Assessment Centre

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.

Locations

No appointment required to get tested. Please pre-register.

Birchmount hospital

3030 Birchmount Rd.


Hours of operation
7:30 a.m. to 7:30 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
7:30 a.m. to 7:30 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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to key questions you may have.

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