Last updated: April 6, 2020 at 5:10 p.m.

Have you been tested for COVID-19?

You can now access your test results online.

A number of dedicated assessment centres have been established across Toronto to facilitate assessment and testing.

Due to evidence of community spread of COVID-19 in Toronto, the assessment centers in the Toronto Region will be shifting their focus to people who are at risk of transmitting COVID-19 to large groups of people. Everyone else, even those with mild symptoms who have returned from travel, do not need testing, unless they get sick enough to go to an emergency department. See criteria below.

Toronto Public Health (TPH) is not an assessment centre and testing is not provided at TPH offices.

Who Should Not Visit an Assessment Centre

  • People with mild symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection (cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, and joint aches, and may also include nausea, diarrhea and stomach pains) OR fever, who are not at high-risk of transmission to larger groups (see below)
  • People with no symptoms who have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days
    • Instead, self-isolate at home for 14 days
    • Healthcare workers should follow their organization specific policy related to return to work after travel
  • People with no symptoms who have not travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days

Who Should Visit an Assessment Centre

  • People with mild symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection (cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, and joint aches, and may also include nausea, diarrhea and stomach pains) OR fever, AND
  • Are at high risk of transmission to larger groups of people including:
    • Those who work within at-risk settings including any healthcare setting (e.g., acute care, complex continuing care and rehabilitation hospitals; primary care; paramedics; long-term care homes; retirement homes; reactivation centres; dialysis centres), congregate settings (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, respite centres, correctional facilities); school or childcare centre; first responders (police, paramedics, firefighters – if they have not already been tested through their own Occupational Health and Safety Department)
    • Those who reside in vulnerable settings including acute care, complex continuing care and rehabilitation hospitals; long-term care homes; retirement homes; reactivation centres; congregate settings (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, respite centres, correctional facilities) and those who are patients at dialysis centres

Symptomatic patients should self-isolate while waiting to reach Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or seeking medical attention.

Who Should Go to Their Nearest Emergency Department

People who have symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection (cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, and joint aches, and may also include nausea, diarrhea and stomach pains) and any of the following more severe symptoms:

  • shortness of breath when walking, exercising, or at rest, which is unusual
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • weakness that impairs ability to carry out activities of daily living, such as showering, preparing meals, and dressing
  • lethargy or drowsiness
  • dizziness

If you are not well enough to take personal transportation, call 911.

The following infants and children should also be assessed in the emergency department:

  • Infants under 3 months of age with fever or trouble breathing or appear unwell
  • Children and infants over 3 months of age with any of the following:
    • Fever longer than 7 days
    • fast breathing or trouble breathing
    • bluish skin colour
    • not drinking enough fluids
    • not waking up or not interacting
    • being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
    • fever with a rash
    • constant vomiting

Unsure

People who are unsure if they should visit an assessment centre should:

  • call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 and speak with a registered nurse who will guide whether you will require further care or potential testing in person, or
  • call their primary care provider

OHIP coverage is not required to be seen at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre. The assessment is provided at no cost to the individual.

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Toronto Region COVID-19 Assessment Centre Locations

Title Description
Etobicoke General Hospital Drive-Thru - Humber Queen's Plate Parking

Address: 2 Janda Ct.

Hours: 7 days/week; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Telephone: 416-747-6740

For more information, visit the William Osler Health System COVID-19 Assessment Centres webpage.

Humber River Hospital, Reactivation Care Centre – Finch Site

Address: 2111 Finch Ave. W.

Hours: 7 days/week; 12 p.m. (noon) to 8 p.m.

Telephone: 416-747-6740

For more information, visit the Humber River Hospital website.

Michael Garron Hospital

Address: 825 Coxwell Ave.

  • COVID-19 Assessment Centre: outpatient clinic location in D-wing, 1st floor; accessed from Mortimer Avenue. By appointment only.
    • Hours: 7 days/week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Emergency Department: dedicated zone for assessment
    • Hours: 7 days/week; 24 hours

Telephone: 416-469-6858

For more information, visit the Michael Garron Hospital website.

Mount Sinai Hospital 

Address: 600 University Ave, Ground Floor

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, visit the Sinai Health website.

North York General Hospital

Address: Hospital Emergency Department, Ambulance Bay, 4001 Leslie St.

Hours: 7 days/week; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information, visit the North York General Hospital website.

Scarborough Health Network - Birchmount Hospital

Address: 3030 Birchmount Rd.

Hours: 7 days/week; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, visit the Scarborough Health Network – Birchmount Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Centre website.

Scarborough Health Network - Centenary Hospital

Address: 2867 Ellesmere Rd.

Hours: 7 days/week, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, visit the Scarborough Health Network COVID-19 Assessment Centre website 

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Address: 2075 Bayview Ave.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – U Ground level

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre COVID-19 website.

UHN Toronto Western Hospital

Address: 347 Bathurst St.

Northeast corner of Bathurst and Dundas

Hours: 7 days/week; 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Opening March 20, 2020

For more information, visit the University Health Network website.

Unity - St. Joseph's Health Centre

Address: 30 The Queensway, Sunnyside Building, Main Floor East.
Entrance off Sunnyside Avenue

Hours: 7 days/week; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last patient registered at 8:30 p.m.)

For more information, visit the Unity – St. Joseph’s Hospital website.

Unity - St. Michael's Hospital

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Address: 38 Shuter St.
Enter from the Shuter Street entrance on the east side of the building

Hours: 7 days/week; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, visit the Unity – St. Michael’s Hospital website.

Women's College Hospital

Address: 76 Grenville St. Use the North East entrance located on Grosvenor Street.

Hours: 7 days/week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note: Children under the age of two cannot be seen at the Women’s College Hospital Assessment Centre

For more information, visit the Women’s College Hospital website.