COVID-19 Assessment Centre

COVID-19 Assessment Centre

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.


Walk-in COVID-19 testing at our Pop-up Assessment Centres

Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or thinks they may be infected (even without symptoms) is encouraged to get tested at our Pop-ups. Drop by for walk-in COVID-19 testing:

  • Malvern Family Resource Centre (90 Littles Road)
    Every Tuesday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other Pop-ups in the community:

  • Carefirst One-Stop Multi-Services Centre (300 Silver Star Boulevard)
    Every Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Walk-ins available but wait times may vary. Please pre-book at www.carefirstontario.ca
    Brought to you by: Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association and Carefirst Family Health Team

Stay updated for future dates and locations: SHN.ca/covid19-popup

Locations

Birchmount hospital

Birchmount hospital
3030 Birchmount Road


Hours of operation
8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Seven days a week


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


For more details on arriving for your appointment and after completing your test, view instructions.

Centenary hospital

Centenary hospital
2867 Ellesmere Road


Hours of operation
8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Seven days a week


Outside of the hospital building, on the East side heading toward the Emergency department; access from Neilson Road. Please follow the directions on-site. If you are driving, please park in the parking lot first.


For more details on arriving for your appointment and after completing your test, view instructions.

Other resources

Hotlines

Telehealth Ontario
1-866-797-0000

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.


Walk-in COVID-19 testing at our Pop-up Assessment Centres

Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or thinks they may be infected (even without symptoms) is encouraged to get tested at our Pop-ups. Drop by for walk-in COVID-19 testing:

  • Malvern Family Resource Centre (90 Littles Road)
    Every Tuesday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other Pop-ups in the community:

  • Carefirst One-Stop Multi-Services Centre (300 Silver Star Boulevard)
    Every Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Walk-ins available but wait times may vary. Please pre-book at www.carefirstontario.ca

    Brought to you by: Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association and Carefirst Family Health Team.

Stay updated for future dates and locations: SHN.ca/covid19-popup

Are you looking to get immediate testing for COVID-19?

Drop by our Pop-up Assessment Centres around Scarborough for walk-in testing.

Book your testing appointment at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Book your testing appointment at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre

If you are in one of the groups that is eligible for testing at an Assessment Centre, please complete the booking form below to make an appointment. For support completing the form, please leave a message at 416-495-2601 and your call will be returned. For questions not related to your appointment, please email covidassessmentcentre@shn.ca.

Information on getting tested

You must have your Health Card to be tested. Please bring your Driver’s License too if you have one.

Information on getting tested

You must have your Health Card to be tested. Please bring your Driver’s License too if you have one.

Birchmount or Centenary hospital

Download or print:   What to expect

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. 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

Clean your hands, then go directly to your vehicle or transportation. Do not walk through the hospital.


You will receive a parking voucher following your test. 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

Birchmount hospital
3030 Birchmount Road


Hours of operation
8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Seven days a week


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


For more details on arriving for your appointment and after completing your test, view instructions.

Centenary hospital

Centenary hospital
2867 Ellesmere Road


Hours of operation
8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Seven days a week


Outside of the hospital building, on the East side heading toward the Emergency department; access from Neilson Road. Please follow the directions on-site. If you are driving, please park in the parking lot first.


For more details on arriving for your appointment and after completing your test, view instructions.

Other resources

Hotlines

Telehealth Ontario
1-866-797-0000

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