OTTAWA -- Three of Ottawa's COVID-19 testing facilities will be closed on Monday as the province transitions to a new appointment-based system for testing.

In a statement late Sunday evening, Ottawa's COVID-19 Testing Task Force announced the assessment centre schedules for Monday.

The COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Brewer Arena, the COVID-19 Care Clinic on Moodie Drive and the COVID-19 Care Clinic on Heron Road will be closed on Monday.

The CHEO COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Brewer Arena will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every day this week. The assessment centre is appointment only, and you can book appointments online.

The COVID-19 drive-thru assessment centre at RCGT Park will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyday this week.  You can book an appointment for the drive-thru assessment centre on Coventry Road online.

On Friday, Premier Doug Ford announced all COVID-19 assessment centres in Ontario would discontinue walk-in testing services on Sunday and transition to an appointment-based system.

Ford said the appointment-only system for COVID-19 care clinics should help reduce the testing line-ups and cut down on the processing backlog.

In a statement, Ottawa's COVID-19 Testing Task Force said, "All assessment centres are working to have their appointment-based testing online as soon as possible. Information on when centres are able to incorporate appointments will be forthcoming as soon as it becomes available."

People are being told not to visit an Ottawa hospital emergency department for COVID-19 testing.

In Kingston, the COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre at Beechgrove Complex is using a manual appointment system on Monday. Patients will be screened by staff when they arrive for testing and assigned an appointment time.

The North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Kemptville will be open on Monday. The assessment centre is located at 15 Campus Drive and is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Staff will determine if you are eligible for testing and issue an appointment "time pass."

13 pharmacies in Ottawa are open for COVID-19 testing by appointment only.

Shoppers Drug Mart

1180 Walkley Road, K1V 2M5
(613) 737 3344
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647 Earl Armstrong Road, K1V 2G2
(613) 822-6746
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455 Bank Street, K2P 1Y9
(613) 238 9041
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541 Montreal Road, K1K 0V1
(613) 740-0616
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3940 Innes Road, K1W 1K9
(613) 834-7383
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2954 St. Joseph Boulevard, K1C 1G7
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1937 Portobello Boulevard, K4A 4W9
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1 - 2148 Carling Avenue, K2A 1H1
(613) 725 9990
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1309 Carling Avenue, K1Z 7L3
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1102 Klondike Road, K2K 1X7
(613) 592-6010
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Cedarview Pharmacy

112 - 4100 Strandherd Drive, K2J 0V2
(613) 823-1700
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Medicine Shoppe

19 - 5303 Canotek Road, K1J 9M1
(613) 745-5905
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1615 Orleans Boulevard, K1C 7E2
(613) 824-0082
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