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Visit an assessment centre to get a COVID-19 test. You can also take a self-assessment to help you decide if you need a test.


COVID-19 assessment centres

Learn about coronavirus (COVID-19) assessment centres and what you need to know before you go to get tested.

When to visit an assessment centre

If you’re worried you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it, you should get tested–-even if you don’t have any symptoms.

You should visit an assessment centre if you:

  • Have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Do not have symptoms but are concerned you might have been exposed.
  • Do not have symptoms but think you are at risk (for example, if you are an essential or health care worker).

Testing is a free service. If you can, please bring your Ontario health card.

Anyone can get a test if they want one.

Some assessment centres may require you to book an appointment first or have certain restrictions (for example, some are unable to test young children).

When to go to the emergency department instead

You should call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department if you are currently experiencing:

  • Severe difficulty breathing (struggling for each breath, can only speak in single words)
  • Severe chest pain (constant tightness or crushing sensation)
  • Feeling confused or unsure of where you are
  • Losing consciousness

For infants under 3 months

Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department if your child:

  • Has a fever
  • Is having trouble breathing
  • Appears unwell

For infants and children over 3 months

Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department if your child has any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever longer than 7 days
  • Fever with a rash
  • Has a compromised (weakened) immune system with a fever
  • Breathing faster than usual or trouble breathing
  • Bluish skin colour
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not waking up or not interacting
  • Is so irritable that they do not want to be held
  • Constant vomiting


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