Step 1: Do you meet the eligibility criteria?
Members of the public should only seek testing at an Assessment Centre if they are:
- Showing COVID-19 symptoms;
- Have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by their 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 their local public health unit; and
- Eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care. Visit ontario.ca/covidtest for a full list of testing criteria.
You can also take the Ontario government’s self-assessment to receive a recommendation on what to do if you’re worried you were exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms.
A select number of pharmacies in Niagara are offering testing by appointment only to those without COVID symptoms. Please visit the Ontario Government’s website for a full list of testing locations.
Our Assessment Centres are no longer testing individuals who are travelling outside of Canada and require a COVID-19 test. Learn other options for travel-related testing here.
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Step 2: Book your appointment online or by phone.
Our Assessment Centres are available by appointment only to those who meet the criteria. To book an appointment:
Schedule a date and time for testing online.
Call 905-378-4647 ext. 42819 (4-CV19).
Staff at the Assessment Centre will return calls as soon as possible to schedule a date and time for testing.
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St. Catharines Assessment Centre
Open Monday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Drive-through entrance to the centre is located behind the Walker Family Cancer Centre at the rear of the St. Catharines Site at 1200 Fourth Ave. The centre has a dedicated entrance off First St. Louth.
Due to increased volumes please do not come early to your appointment, please show up at the designated appointment time.
Niagara Falls Assessment Centre
Open Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Assessment Centre is located in the main hospital building at 5546 Portage Rd. The centre has a dedicated entrance off North Street, just east of the Emergency Department.
Welland Assessment Centre
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Welland Assessment Centre is located in the auditorium of the Welland Site at 115 MacLean Place. The dedicated parking spots can be accessed from Plymouth Road and Nightingale Place.