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

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?

Ottawa Public Health says you can get a COVID-19 test at an assessment centre, care clinic, or community testing site if any of the following apply to you:

1. Symptoms:

2. Exposure:

  • You have been exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19:
  1. If you know when you were exposed, get tested at least 7 days after your last exposure and stay in self-isolation; if you were tested before Day 7 following exposure, a repeat test is recommended on or after Day 10 following exposure.
  2. If you have had ongoing exposure to an individual who tested positive (e.g., a household member), get tested right away. If you were tested before Day 7 of your self-isolation, a repeat test is recommended on or after Day 10 following exposure.
  • You received a COVID Alert app exposure notification; or
  • You are a resident or a worker in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified by Ottawa Public Health.

3. Long-term care, retirement homes, and other congregate settings:

  • You are a resident, a worker or a visitor to long-term care, retirement homes, homeless shelters or other congregate settings (for example: group homes, community supported living, disability-specific communities or congregate settings, short-term rehab, hospices and other shelters).

4. First Nations, Inuit or Métis:

  • You are a person who identifies as First Nations, Inuit or Métis; or
  • You are a person travelling to work in a remote First Nations, Inuit or Métis community.

5. Other reasons:

  • You received a preliminary positive result through rapid testing;
  • You require testing 72 hours before a scheduled (non-urgent or emergent) surgery (as recommended by your health care provider);
  • You are a patient and/or their 1 accompanying escort tra­velling out of country for medical treatment;
  • You are a farm worker;
  • You are an educator who cannot access pharmacy-testing; or
  • You are in a targeted testing group as outlined in guidance from the Chief Medical Officer of Health

Here is where you can go to book an appointment at assessment centres across Ottawa and eastern Ontario:

AT HOME

CHEO is now offering parents a do-it-yourself testing kit for children as demand for testing spikes this fall.

The Ottawa Public Health website outlines the instructions for the pick-up Do-It-Yourself COVID-19 Test Kit at the CHEO Clinic:

  • Appointments can only be booked for children and youth over two months of age and under 18 years old.
  • You will receive a kit with supplies, instructions and a sample registration form for you and your child to complete in the car or at home, and then drop off at the assessment centre.

A note on the website says, "We have a very limited number of walk-up appointments available to get kits. These are meant for people who don’t have access to the online booking system."

Parents can choose a date and time to pick-up the kit from the CHEO Assessment Centre at Brewer Arena.

OTTAWA

McNabb Area (180 Percy St.) - Temporary POP-UP

A temporary COVID-19 testing clinic is open at the McNabb Arena, as Ottawa parents complain about a lack of children testing appointments in Ottawa

An appointment system was recently launched to alleviate the need for line-ups. Book your appointment here

The clinic will be open:

  • Daily until Oct. 6th:  11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

COVID-19 CHEO Assessment Centre and Kids Come First Care Clinic mat Brewer Park Area, 151 Brewer Way – Testing for children

  • Open Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Open Saturday and 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 for Adults at  Brewer Arena, 151 Brewer Way (run by the Ottawa Hospital)

  • Open Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Open Saturday and 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 and Testing Centre, 595 Moodie Dr. (run by the Queensway Carleton Hospital)

  • NEW: Open Saturday, Oct. 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Open Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • By appointment only and very limited walk-up testing, swab only OR physician visit with or without swab
  • Book your appointment here

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

  • Open Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • By appointment only and very limited walk-up testing, swab only OR physician visit with or without swab
  • Book your appointment here

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

  • NEW: Open Sunday, Oct. 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Open Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • By appointment only and very limited walk-up testing, swab only OR physician visit with or without swab
  • Book your appointment here

COVID-19 Drive-thru assessment Centre, 300 Coventry Rd. (run by the Ottawa Hospital)

  • 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting Sunday Sept. 19
  • Open seven days a week: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Available to anyone 10 years of age or older.
  • By appointment only, drive-thru testing only with any valid Canadian health card
  • Book your appointment here

Centretown Community Health Centre at 420 Cooper St. 

  • COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Available for anyone 6 months or older
  • By appointment only, testing available for those without a health card.
  • By appointment only. Book an appointment online or call 343-553-2661

Sandy Hill Community Health Centre at 221 Nelson St. 

  • COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday
  • Available for anyone 6 months or older
  • By appointment only, testing available for those without a health card
  • By appointment only. Book an appointment online or call 613-789-1500

Somerset West Community Health Centre at 55 Eccles St. 

  • Open  Monday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Available for anyone 13 years old and above
  • By appointment only, testing available for those without a health card.
  • By appointment only. Book an appointment online or call 613-327-8145.

North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre, 15 Campus Drive, Kemptville

  • Open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Open Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Available for anyone 6 months or older
  • By appointment only. Book an appointment online or call 613-258-3192.

COVID-19 TESTING AT PHARMACIES

You can get a COVID-19 test at a participating pharmacy if you do not have symptoms, have not been in close physical contact with someone who currently has COVID-19 and are not part of a specific outbreak investigation.

Find a participating pharmacy.

EASTERN ONTARIO

Akwesasne COVID-19 Assessment Centre (mobile clinic, drive-through only)

  • By appointment only.
  • Phone: 613-575-2341 ext. 3220.

Alexandria COVID-19 Assessment Centre

  • By appointment only.
  • Glengarry Memorial Hospital, 20260 County Road 43, Alexandria, ON
  • Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Book online or call 613-525-2222 x 4177 if assistance is required

Almonte General Hospital

  • By appointment only.
  • 75 Spring Dr., Almonte, ON
  • Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Book online or call 613-325-1208

Brockville General Hospital

  • By appointment only.
  • 100 Magedoma Blvd., Brockville
  • Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Book online or call 613-704-1441 if assistance is required

Casselman COVID-19 Assessment Centre

  • By appointment only
  • 710 Principale St, Casselman, ON
  • Book online or call 613-632-1111 ext. 53800 if assistance is required

Cornwall - COVID-19 Assessment Centre

  • By appointment only
  • 850 McConnell Ave., Cornwall, ON
  • Phone: 343-475-0160
  • More info

Hawkesbury - COVID-19 Assessment Centre

  • By appointment only
  • Open Monday to Friday
  • 750 Laurier Street, Hawkesbury, ON
  • Book online or call 613-632-1111 ext. 53800 if assistance is required

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.
  • Book online or call 613-258-3192

Kingston - COVID-19 Assessment Centre (Beechgrove Complex)

  • By appointment only.
  • The Beechgrove Complex, 51 Heakes Lane, Kingston
  • Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Book online or call 613-548-2376

Napanee - COVID-19 Assessment Centre

  • Pre-register to book a test or
  • LACGH Westdale Campus at 12 Richmond Park Drive, Napanee
  • Book online or call 613-354-8254

Rockland - COVID-19 Assessment Centre

  • By appointment only.
  • Open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Clarence-Rockland Family Health Team Office, 2741 Chamberland Street
  • More info 

Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital - Smiths Falls Site

  • By appointment only
  • Smiths Falls site of the Perth Smiths Falls Hospital on Elmsley Street north
  • Book an appointment: 613-283-2330, ext. 1401
  • More info

Winchester

  • By appointment only.
  • Open Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Lions CLub Hall, 515 Albert Street, Winchester
  • Patients should
  • Book online or call 613-801-2333