OTTAWA -- COVID-19 assessment centres and testing facilities are open across Ottawa and eastern Ontario.

CTVNewsOttawa.ca looks at COVID-19 testing options across the region.

You can find more information about COVID-19 testing in Ottawa, including answers to frequently asked questions, at Ottawa Public Health's website.

When should I go for testing?

According to Ottawa Public Health, there are four reasons to seek testing for COVID-19:

You are showing COVID-19 symptoms. OR

  • You have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by Ottawa Public Health or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app. OR
  • You are a resident or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by Ottawa Public Health. OR
  • You are eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care.
  • Here is where you can go to book an appointment at assessment centres across Ottawa and eastern Ontario.

OTTAWA

COVID-19 assessment Centre Brewer Arena, 151 Brewer Way – Testing for children (run by CHEO)

Open Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Available for children 2 months to day before 18th birthday.

Options: Scheduled appointments and very limited walk-up testing.

Book your appointment here

COVID-19 assessment Centre Brewer Arena, 151 Brewer Way – Testing for adults (run by the Ottawa Hospital)

Open Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Available for anyone 18 years of age or older.

Options: Scheduled appointments and very limited walk-up testing.

Book your appointment here

COVID-19 Care Clinic, 595 Moodie Dr. (run by the Queensway Carleton Hospital)

Open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The centre offers an appointment with a physician (including appropriate tests) for residents who are experiencing more significant symptoms like fever, difficulty breathing or a sore throat, or testing only for residents with mild symptoms or others who qualify for testing under current guidelines.

Book your appointment here

COVID-19 Care Clinic, 1485 Heron Rd. (run by the Montfort Hospital)

Open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The centre offers an appointment with a physician (including appropriate tests) for residents who are experiencing more significant symptoms like fever, difficulty breathing or a sore throat, or testing only for residents with mild symptoms or others who qualify for testing under current guidelines.

Book your appointment here

The COVID-19 Care and Testing Centre at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex – 1585 Tenth Line Rd. 

Open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

It offers an appointment with a physician (including appropriate tests) for residents who are experiencing more significant symptoms like fever, difficulty breathing or a sore throat, or testing only for residents with mild symptoms or others who qualify for testing under current guidelines.

Book your appointment here

COVID-19 Drive-thru assessment Centre, National Arts Centre. (run by the Ottawa Hospital)

Open Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors must be in a vehicle.

Testing available to anyone 14 years of age or older.

Book your appointment here

COVID-19 Assessment Centre at McNabb Community Centre - 180 Percy St.

Open Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Scheduled appointments and very limited walk-up testing. Book online or call 613-737-8193

 

COVID-19 Pop-Up Testing Site at Vanier Community Service Centre

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Scheduled appointments, very limited walk-up testing.

Book an appointment by calling 613-288-5353

The Centretown Community Health Centre at 420 Cooper St. offers COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Book an appointment online or call 343-553-2661

The Sandy Hill Community Health Centre at 221 Nelson St. offers COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.  Book an appointment online or call 613-789-1500

The Somerset Community Health Centre at 55 Eccles St. will offer COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday. By appointment only. Book an appointment online or call 613-327-8145.

COVID-19 TESTING AT PHARMACIES

You can get a COVID-19 test at a participating pharmacy if you do not have symptoms and if any of the following apply to you:

  • Long-term care and other congregate settings
    • a visitor or worker in a long-term care home
    • a worker in a retirement home
    • a resident or worker in a homeless shelter or other congregate setting (for example, group homes, community supported living, disability-specific communities or congregate settings, short-term rehab, hospices and other shelters)
  • Other reasons
    • a farm worker
    • a person who identifies as Indigenous
    • an international student that has passed their 14-day quarantine period

Find a participating pharmacy.

EASTERN ONTARIO

Alexandria COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Almonte General Hospital

Brockville General Hospital

Cornwall - COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Hawkesbury - COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Kemptville - North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre

  • Bell Hall on Kemptville Campus (830 Prescott Street, Kemptville, ON.)
  • Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Self-present for an appointment on the day you wish to be tested.
  • Call 613-258-6133, ext. 239
  • Website: https://ngcac.ca/

Kingston - COVID-19 Assessment Centre (Beechgrove Complex)

Napanee - COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Rockland - COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital - Smiths Falls Site

  • Smiths Falls ste of the Perth Smiths Falls Hospital on Elmsley Street north
  • Open Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Phone: 613-283-2330, ext. 1401
  • Website: https://psfdh.on.ca/newsroom?newsid=23

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