Last updated: April 6, 2023
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (even if mild) and are at higher risk of severe illness, you may seek testing. Take the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Self Assessment for recommendations on what to do next. You may benefit from available therapies to prevent severe illness. Find out more about treatment and if you’re eligible.
Note: OHIP coverage is not needed for COVID-19 assessment or testing, and treatment is free of charge. COVID-19 testing is not provided at Toronto Public Health offices.
Visit the Ministry of Health’s website to find out if you are eligible for COVID-19 testing and treatment including how to get your test results.
Clinical Assessment Centres are able to assess, test and provide treatment options to eligible individuals with COVID-19, cough, cold and flu symptoms. Some centres can also assess children.
Indigenous residents can receive integrated COVID-19 testing (including case management, contact tracing, outreach supports, and referrals) at Auduzhe Mino Nesewinong and Anishnawbe Health Toronto’s mobile healing unit which are Indigenous-led COVID-19 assessment and testing centres, located in Midtown Toronto and Downtown Toronto, respectively.
|Auduzhe Mino Nesewinong (Place of Healthy Breathing)
Comprehensive First Nations, Inuit and Métis specific COVID-19 response program
|Address: 22 Vaughan Rd.
Age Restrictions: None
This clinic is designed to address barriers in culturally safe access for First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM); or people who live with and, or, work closely with FNIM people.
To book an appointment or make a referral please call 416-654-4184 or email email@example.com.
|Anishnawbe Health Toronto Mobile Healing Team
||Locations, dates and hours:
For questions please call 416-920-2605 x 269
Ontario is distributing free rapid antigen tests to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To learn more about when a rapid antigen test should be used, see the Ontario government website.
If you are receiving rapid antigen tests as part of frequent screen testing (asymptomatic testing one or more times per week), you can resume screening using rapid antigen tests 30 days after a confirmed COVID-19 infection (confirmed with a PCR or Rapid Antigen Test).
At this time, a positive rapid antigen test is sufficient to start COVID-19 treatment for those who are eligible.
Rapid Antigen Tests are less likely to pick up the COVID-19 Omicron strain. When the cheeks, back of the tongue or throat and nostrils are also swabbed, the rapid antigen tests are better at finding Omicron.
Learn more on how to collect a sample for a rapid antigen test or review the video instructions for adults and children.
Visit the Ministry of Health’s website for information on who is eligible for PCR testing.
It is not recommended to get a PCR test if you do not have symptoms of COVID-19. Testing is only recommended if you develop symptoms and are eligible.
Based on the results of your PCR or Rapid Antigen Test, do the following:
Note: If you are a close contact of a person with COVID-19, find out What To Do If You Are a Close Contact.
To prevent community transmission of infectious diseases, it is important to follow the daily screening and stay home when sick.
Rapid antigen tests will be available to individuals in school and child care settings. Distribution of tests and directions for use will follow provincial testing guidance. Tests will be available to:
Refer to Respiratory Viruses: Information for Parents & Caregivers for more information.