COVID-19 Assessment Centre
WHAT IS AN ASSESSMENT CENTRE?
There are over 120 assessment centres across the province that have been set up to test Ontarians for COVID-19.
WHO CAN VISIT AN ASSESSMENT CENTRE?
ADULTS: You can seek testing at an Assessment Centre if you:
- Are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
- Have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by public health or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app; or
- Live or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by public health; or
- Have no symptoms and require a test as an essential health worker, for long term care visits, a medical procedure, cancer treatment, or;
- Are eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative by the Ministry of Health.
*Effective Friday, January 15, 2021, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre located at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is no longer testing individuals who are travelling outside of Canada and require a COVID-19 test before travelling or entering their country of destination. This is in compliance with a change in testing criteria from the Province of Ontario.
CHILDREN IN SCHOOL AND CHILD CARE: Refer to the Ontario School Screening Tool to help inform what to do if a child has symptoms of COVID-19.
Note: You may be eligible for testing at a local pharmacy if you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, but meet specific criteria. Click here for more information.
ST. THOMAS ELGIN GENERAL HOSPITAL COVID-19 ASSESSMENT CENTRE
*By appointment only.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
or/Call 519-631-2030 ext. 6210
Please provide the following information and an employee will contact you with a scheduled appointment time: Name, Phone Number, Health Card Number, and list the symptoms you are experiencing. Please advise if you work in health care/long-term care or if you have an upcoming surgery.
St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
189 Elm Street, St. Thomas
*Entrance to the Assessment Centre is off Hepburn Avenue. Parking is available at no charge and the Centre is fully accessible. You do not have to travel through the hospital to access the Assessment Centre. CLICK HERE to view a map.
HOURS OF OPERATION
By appointment only.
Open 8 AM - 6 PM; 7 days/week
HOW DO I FIND OUT MY RESULTS?
You can find your COVID-19 test results by visiting this website. You need to have your OHIP number ready to check your results through the website. A health care worker will also contact you directly if your result is positive.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE RESULTS?
Due to extremely high volumes, test results can take up to 7 days, but could be available as soon as 48-72 hours.