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 more information 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.
If you’re feeling sick or have symptoms of COVID-19, keep your loved ones safe by testing for COVID-19. Find free rapid antigen test kits near you.
Rapid antigen tests are easy-to-use and can help confirm if you have COVID-19 within 15 minutes. If you have symptoms and the test comes back negative, stay home until you are feeling better. For the best results, you need to take two rapid antigen tests, at least 24 to 48 hours apart.
Learn more about how to take the test.
Certain high-risk individuals who test positive may be eligible for COVID-19 treatment.
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
To reduce the spread of respiratory viruses, anyone (including children) who feels sick should stay home and complete the Ontario Ministry of Health’s self-assessment tool to learn more about what to do next.
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.
Visit the Ministry of Health’s website for information on who is eligible for PCR testing.
PCR 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.