Below is a list of current Assessment Centres set up in response to the COVID-19 outbreak:
Chatham: The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) has a COVID-19 Assessment Centre at 47 Emma Street in Chatham in partnership with the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit. Hours of operation will be between 9 a.m to 5 p.m., seven days a week with potential to expand based on need. The hospital is telling patients not to walk in. Call family doctor, telehealth or the Health Unit first. Phone number for Chatham Public Health: 519-355-1071 ext 1900.
London: An assessment centre has opened at Oakridge Arena, 825 Valetta Street. It is an assessment centre but does not actually conduct the tests for COVID-19. Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This assessment centre is an out-of-hospital clinic where people can be seen by a healthcare provider for COVID-19 related concerns, rather than have them visit an Emergency Department, Urgent Care Centre or their family doctor’s office. It is intended to educate and provide further medical guidance as well as to triage individuals and determine the next steps in their care. There will be no medication or treatment onsite at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre. There is no testing done at this centre. A second assessment centre in London is open at the Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre at 656 Elizabeth St. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. This assessment centre, run by the Public Health Unit, is not currently doing the tests at that site, they are assessing people for testing. The Health Unit recommends anyone concerned first consider a self-assessment, under guidelines provided by the here. People can also contact Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000.
Windsor: An assessment centre has been opened at the Windsor Regional Hospital at the former outpatient clinic entrance (off Goyeau St.). It is a segregated area next to the Ouellette campus emergency department. It is open 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, seven days a week, and expanded based on demand. Please note, there will be no access into the main hospital from this area or access into the COVID-19 Assessment Centre from the main hospital. All-access will be from the entrance off of Goyeau Street. Only those who meet the case definition for COVD-19 will be tested. Right now, that includes: people with symptoms including a fever, dry cough and shortness of breath and people who have been exposed. Before going to the assessment centre, people who are concerned about potential exposure are asked first call their primary care provider (family doctor/nurse practitioner or equivalent), or the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit 519-258-2146 ext. 1420 or Telehealth 1-866-797-0000. The hospital asks that you check their dedicated COVID-19 webpage for updates as this information is subject to change at any time.
Hamilton: Assessment centres are at the St. Joseph’s Healthcare King Campus Urgent Care centre at 2757 King St. E. and in the west end at the West End Clinic at 690 Main St. W. The St. Joseph’s Healthcare King Campus Urgent Care Centre will be open from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday to Friday and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The West End Clinic is open from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday to Friday and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Hamilton test centres will only see people by appointment who have a referral from their doctor or public health. A potential third centre on standby is the Stonechurch Family Health Centre. The centres will only test those who have symptoms and meet certain criteria.
Niagara: An assessment centre is open at 5673 North St. in Niagara Falls behind Greater Niagara General Hospital, it will be used as a hub to assess and test people who are suspected of having the infection. The centre is accessible only by referral from the Public Health Unit. Walkins are prohibited.
A St. Catharines assessment centre is expected to be ready by the end of the week. It will be located behind St. Catharines hospital near the mental health wing of the building.
Humber River Regional Hospital – An assessment centre is open at 2111 Finch Avenue West. Hourse: Monday to Friday from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Use the west entrance for assessments. People are asked to do a self-assessment before showing up at the centre. For more information call the centre at 416-744-2500. The hospital is advising patients to call Telehealth Ontario first to be screened at 1-866-797-0000 or use the self-assessment tool prior to going to the assessment centre.
Michael Garron Hospital (East Toronto) — An assessment centre is open at the hospital at 825 Coxwell Avenue, outpatient clinic location in D-wing, 1st floor; accessed from Mortimer Avenue. No walk-ins. By appointment only. Hours: 7 days/week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The COVID-19 Assessment Centre provides screening, assessment and testing for individuals in East Toronto who are experiencing possible symptoms of COVID-19. Community members with potential COVID-19 symptoms (e.g. fever, new or worsening cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose and joint aches) who feel they need to be assessed for COVID-19 should phone the Assessment Centre. On the call, patients will be screened for travel and contact history and symptoms, and guided to self-monitor, self-isolate at home, come to the Assessment Centre, or go to the Emergency Department. The Assessment Centre is not open for walk-in visits. Please call ahead to book an appointment: 416-469-6858. Patients who need to go to the Assessment Centre will be offered a booked appointment. The hospital’s 24-hour emergency department has a dedicated zone for assessment also.
Mount Sinai Hospital (downtown) – The assessment centre is not open yet. (It may be open on Friday, but this is not confirmed) When it is open, the hospital is listed as having a COVID-19 assessment centre at the hospital at 600 University Avenue on the ground floor, open Monday to Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The link to the website does not provide any additional information. You can reach the hospital at 416-586-4800. Again, please note, at the time of writing this list the assessment centre is not open yet.
North York General Hospital (Leslie St. just north of the 401) – An assessment centre is located in the emergency department is open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm seven days a week. The hospital is encouraging people to do a pre-assessment by calling Telehealth Ontario (1-866797-0000) or by using the Toronto COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool at https://covid19toronto.ca/. There are no further requirements at this time. For more information call the main line at 416756-6000.
Scarborough Hospital– Birchmount Road site – An assessment centre is located in front of the hospital. At this time, patients will not be tested unless they are demonstrating serious symptoms. The hours of operation 9:00 am to 6:00 pm seven days a week. The hospital is encouraging people to do self-assessment first online by visiting www.shn.ca/covid-19. For more information call the main line at 416-495-2400.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Blythwood Rd. North of Eglinton Ave. E. and Bayview Ave.) – An assessment centre is now open at the hospital. Walk-ins are prohibited. Patients must call Toronto Public Health first before coming to their assessment centre. Toronto Public Health will decide whether or not to direct you to Sunnybrook. Hours of operation: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm seven days per week. For more information call the main line at 416-480-6100.
UHN Toronto Western Hospital (Dundas & Bathurst)– This hospital is listed on the Toronto list for assessment centres but we called and the hospital says that there is no assessment centre set up at the hospital as of now. The closest assessment centre is at Women’s College Hospital.
Unity – St. Joseph’s Health Centre (near Parkdale/High Park) –An assessment centre is open on the first floor of the Sunnyside building. Enter from Sunnyside Avenue beside the parking lot. The centre is open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm seven days a week (for now). Must arrive before 8:30 pm to be seen. For more information call the hospital’s main line at 416-530-6000.
Unity – St. Michael’s Hospital (downtown) – An assessment centre is across the street from the hospital on the first floor of the Li Ka Shing building (209 Victoria). Hours: from 9 am to 7 pm seven days a week. Must do a pre-assessment over the phone first before visiting the assessment centre. To do the pre-assessment over the phone call 416-360-4000.
Women’s College Hospital (downtown) – A walk-in assessment centre is at the hospital, 76 Grenville Street. To get to the assessment center enter through the back entrance of the hospital. Hours of operation from 9 am to 8 pm. seven days a week. For more information call 416-3236400.
Georgetown: An assessment centre is open at Georgetown hospital at 1 Princess Anne Dr., Georgetown, Ontario. Patients are seen by appointment only. To make an appointment call the Halton Health Care COVID-19 telephone hotline 905-203-7963.
Milton: An assessment centre is open at Milton District Hospital at 725 Bronte Street South, Milton. Patients are seen by appointment only. To make an appointment call the Halton Health Care COVID-19 telephone hotline 905-203-7963.
Oakville: An assessment centre is open at Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, 3001 Hospital Gate, Oakville. Patients are seen by appointment only. To make an appointment call the Halton Health Care COVID-19 telephone hotline 905-203-7963.
Markham/Stouffville: An assessment centre is located at the Markham site. The COVID-19 Assessment Centre cannot be accessed from inside of the hospital. The entrance is located on the south side of the hospital, east of the Emergency Department, see map. COVID-19 Assessment Centre parking is in lot #7. Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., daily (Hours may change based on community need and volume). The assessment centre provides provides screening, assessment and testing for individuals in Markham, Stouffville,
Uxbridge and surrounding area who are experiencing possible symptoms of COVID-19. Before coming to the COVID-19 Assessment Centre, patients should call Telehealth 1-866-797-0000, York Region Public Health 1-877-464-9675, or their family doctor. They will advise on the best course of action, and whether or not to go to the Assessment Centre.
The Credit Valley Hospital has an assessment centre located at the hospital at 2200 Erin Mills Parkway. Hours of operation are between 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, seven days a week. To get tested, the hospital is telling patients to go to the Emergency Department at the hospital where they will conduct preliminary screening and direct you to get further testing done if necessary. For more information call the main line of the hospital at 905-813-2200.
The Mississauga Hospital has an assessment centre located on the premises of the hospital. The address of the hospital is 100 Queensway West. Hours of operation are between 8:00 am to 9:30 pm. Walk-ins, are prohibited. Patients must call Peel Public Health first 905-799-7700, or alternatively can visit the Emergency Department.
William Osler Health System has an assessment centred located at Peel Memorial Centre at 20 Lynch Street, Brampton. Hours of operation are between 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, seven days a week. No referral necessary.
Richmond Hill: An assessment centre is open at Mackenzie Health at 15 Trench St., Richmond Hill. Walk ins are prohibited. Referrals must be from Public Health at 1-800-361-5653 or Telehealth Ontario at 1866-797-0000.