Last updated: April 25, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or were exposed to the COVID-19 virus, follow these steps to take care of yourself and protect others:
Note: OHIP coverage is not needed for COVID-19 assessment or testing and treatment is free of charge. Toronto Public Health offices are not assessment centres. COVID-19 testing is not provided at Toronto Public Health offices.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Anishnawbe Health Toronto Mobile Healing Team
||Locations, dates and hours:
For questions please call 416-920-2605 x 269
Ontario is distributing free RATs to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To learn more about when a RAT should be used, see the Ontario government factsheet on Rapid Antigen Testing.
If you are receiving RATs as part of frequent screen testing (asymptomatic testing one or more times per week), you can resume screening using RATs 30 days after a confirmed COVID-19 infection (confirmed with a PCR or RAT).
RATs 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 RATs are better at finding Omicron.
Visit the Ministry of Health’s website for information on who is eligible for PCR testing.
If you have had a confirmed COVID-19 infection within the past 90 days and develop new COVID-19 symptoms, PCR testing is recommended if you are eligible.
Based on the results of your PCR or Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), do the following:
Note: if you are a close contact of a COVID-19 case, you must follow What To Do If You Are a Close Contact guidance.
Information about returning to Canada from abroad, travelling internationally and travelling within Canada can be found on the Government of Canada website.
Children are only to be tested at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre if they meet the ministry of health’s eligibility criteria for molecular testing. All children/students are to complete the TPH COVID-19 Screening for Students/Childcare before entering the childcare/JK-12 school setting, and to follow the advice set out in the document. They may have access to symptom based Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) through their child care/school setting. Based on supply, students who have symptoms may also have PCR take home tests made available to them through their school.