Exterior of SHN Assessment Centre at UTSC.

Working with our community to increase access to COVID-19 testing

With the cold, blustering winds that the Canadian winters bring, the last thing most of us want to do is be waiting outside in long lines. With the lockdowns and restrictions in place throughout Scarborough and Toronto, long lines at the grocery store are imminent – but for the residents of Scarborough, waiting in a cold line to get a COVID-19 test wasn’t an option for the Scarborough Health Network. That’s where the University of Toronto Scarborough and the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services stepped up.

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is proud to be partnering with the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS) to provide new, indoor facilities for COVID-19 testing throughout the winter. This will ensure the Scarborough community will not need to wait outside during those cold winter months.

Both UTSC and CICS are placing the community’s needs at the forefront by providing their spaces, demonstrating the dedication, commitment and strength of Scarborough. For more information on the new indoor assessment centres, visit www.shn.ca/covid19-assess/.