COVID-19 Testing Information

⚠ Please note that due to a significant weather event , the following assessment centres have changed their hours of operation for January 17, 2022

  • The COVID-19 Assessment Centre for Adults at Brewer Park Arena will close early at 3:00 pm. 
  • The COVID-19 CHEO Assessment Centre and Kids Come First Care Clinic will close early at 3:00 pm. 
  • The Ray Friel COVID-19 testing centre will close early at 11:30 am.
  • The Moodie COVID-19 Care and Testing Centre will close early at 1:00 pm.
  • The COVID-19 Assessment Centre at McNabb and the North Grenville Assessment Centre have temporarily closed today. 
  • Additional updates will be shared throughout the day. 

⚠ Please note : Eligibility criteria for PCR testing at all Assessment Centres and Care Clinics has changed.  Please read: who qualifies for PCR COVID-19 testing before booking an appointment.

⚠ People who have symptoms and are not eligible for testing are presumed to have COVID-19 and must self-isolate

Quick links

Last revised - January 14, 2022 

What to do if you do not qualify for PCR COVID-19 testing and you have symptoms

Which of the following applies to you?

I have one of the following symptoms: fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath, decrease/loss of smell and taste.
 It is highly likely that you have a COVID-19 infection. 

You must self-isolate immediately: 

  • For at least 5 days from your symptom onset and until your symptoms have been improving for 24 hours (or 48 hours if gastrointestinal symptoms) whichever is longer in duration if you are: 
    • 12 years of age or older AND fully vaccinated* 
    • 11 years old or younger, regardless of your vaccination status 
  • For 10 days from your symptom onset if you are: 
    • 12 years of age or older AND either partially vaccinated or unvaccinated 
    • Immune compromised, regardless of your age or vaccination status. 
  • All of your household members (regardless of their vaccination status) must self-isolate while you are self-isolating. 
  • Most individuals DO NOT need a COVID-19 test. If testing is not available you must self-isolate. 
  • Notify your workplace. 
  • If you are in distress (e.g., significant trouble breathing, chest pain, fainting or have a significant worsening of any chronic disease symptoms), do not go to the Assessment Centre or a COVID-19 Care clinic. Go to the nearest Emergency Department or call 9-1-1. 

 

* You may consider yourself ‘fully vaccinated’ when it has been 14 days after receiving: 
  • The full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada (e.g., 2 doses of Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech or AstraZeneca/COVIDSHIELD, OR 1 dose of Janssen [Johnson & Johnson]) or any combination of such vaccines, OR   
  • One or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada (e.g., Sinopharm) followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) OR  
  • Three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada (e.g., Abdala). 
I have two or more of the following symptoms: runny nose/nasal congestion, headache, extreme fatigue, sore throat, muscle aches/joint pain, gastrointestinal symptoms (such as vomiting or diarrhea).

It is highly likely that you have a COVID-19 infection. 

You must self-isolate immediately: 

  • For at least 5 days from your symptom onset and until your symptoms have been improving for 24 hours (or 48 hours if gastrointestinal symptoms) whichever is longer in duration if you are: 
    • 12 years of age or older AND fully vaccinated* 
    • 11 years old or younger, regardless of your vaccination status 
  • For 10 days from your symptom onset if you are: 
    • 12 years of age or older AND either partially vaccinated or unvaccinated 
    • Immune compromised, regardless of your age or vaccination status. 
  • All of your household members (regardless of their vaccination status) must self-isolate while you are self-isolating. 
  • Most individuals DO NOT need a COVID-19 test. If testing is not available you must self-isolate. 
  • Notify your workplace. 
  • If you are in distress (e.g., significant trouble breathing, chest pain, fainting or have a significant worsening of any chronic disease symptoms), do not go to the Assessment Centre or a COVID-19 Care clinic. Go to the nearest Emergency Department or call 9-1-1. 

 

* You may consider yourself ‘fully vaccinated’ when it has been 14 days after receiving: 
  • The full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada (e.g., 2 doses of Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech or AstraZeneca/COVIDSHIELD, OR 1 dose of Janssen [Johnson & Johnson]) or any combination of such vaccines, OR   
  • One or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada (e.g., Sinopharm) followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) OR  
  • Three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada (e.g., Abdala). 
I have only ONE of the following symptoms: runny nose/nasal congestion, headache, extreme fatigue, sore throat, muscle aches/joint pain, Gastrointestinal symptoms (such as vomiting or diarrhea)
It is less likely that you have COVID-19.
  • Self-isolate until your symptoms are improving for at least 24 hours (48 hours from gastrointestinal symptoms).
  • Your household members do not need to self-isolate.

Who qualifies for a PCR COVID-19 test

PCR testing will only be recommended for individuals if they belong to the following groups:  

  • As per provincial testing guidance, PCR testing will only be recommended for individuals if they belong to the following groups:  

    • Symptomatic people who fall into one of the following groups:
      • Patient-facing healthcare workers
      • Staff, volunteers, residents/inpatients, essential care providers, and visitors in highest risk settings
        • Highest risk settings include: hospital (including complex continuing care facilities and paramedic services) and congregate living settings, including long-term care, retirement homes, First Nation elder care lodges, group homes, shelters, hospices and correctional institutions
      • Household members of workers in highest risk settings
      • Temporary Foreign Workers in congregate living settings
      • Patients seeking emergency medical care, at the discretion of the treating clinician 
        • Ottawa’s emergency departments apply the same criteria to those in the general public with symptoms or exposures who do not require admission to hospital, and therefore these individuals will not be tested. It is important that hospital emergency departments continue to focus their resources on emergency illnesses and injuries.
      • Outpatients for whom COVID-19 treatment is being considered
      • Pregnant people
      • People who are underhoused or homeless
      • First responders, including fire, police and paramedics
      • Elementary and secondary students and education staff who have received a PCR self-collection kit through their school
    • Symptomatic/asymptomatic people:
      • From First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities and individuals travelling into these communities for work
      • On admission/transfer to or from hospital or congregate living setting
      • Close contacts and people in the context of confirmed or suspected outbreaks in highest risk settings as directed by the local public health unit
      • Individuals, and one accompanying caregiver, with written prior approval for out-of-country medical services from the General Manager, OHIP
      • Asymptomatic testing in hospital long-term care, retirement homes, and other congregate living settings and institutions as per provincial guidance and/or Directives, or as directed by public health units
 Symptoms of COVID-19
 

COVID-19 symptoms for adults (18 years and older)

Type

Symptoms

(new or worsening, and not related to other known causes or conditions you already have)

IMPORTANT: Anyone with ANY of the symptoms listed in the chart is eligible for testing.

Most common symptoms of COVID-19 for adults (18 years and older)
  • Fever and/or chills (Temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius/100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.)
  • Cough or barking cough (croup) (Continuous, more than usual, making a whistling noise when breathing (not related to asthma, post-infectious reactive airways, COPD).)
  • Shortness of breath (Out of breath, unable to breathe deeply (not related to asthma).)
  • Decrease or loss of taste or smell (Not related to seasonal allergies, neurological disorders.)
  • Muscle aches and pains (That is unexplained or unusual (not related to related to a sudden injury, fibromyalgia, or receiving a COVID-19 vaccine the past 48 hours).)
  • Extreme tiredness, lack of energy or feeling unwell (That is unusual or unexpected (not related to depression, insomnia, thyroid dysfunction, or receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in the past 48 hours).

Other symptoms of COVID-19

 

 

  • Sore throat (Painful swallowing or difficulty swallowing (not related to seasonal allergies, acid reflux, post-nasal drip).)
  • Runny or stuffy/congested nose (Not related to seasonal allergies, being outside in cold weather, chronic sinusitis unchanged from baseline.)
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye) (Not related to blepharitis, recurrent styes.)
  • Decreased or lack of appetite (Not related to anxiety, constipation.)
  • Abdominal pain (Persistent or ongoing (not related to menstrual cramps, gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Headache (New and persistent, unusual, unexplained, or long-lasting (not related to tension-type headaches, chronic migraines, receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in the last 48 hours).)

Looking for guidance? Visit our Information for those who have symptoms, test positive for COVID-19 and high-risk contacts web page.

COVID-19 symptoms in children

When assessing for symptoms, focus on whether they are new, worsening or different from your child’s baseline health status or usual state. Symptoms associated with known chronic health conditions or related to other known causes/conditions should not be considered unless new, different or worsening.

This chart does not replace the need to complete screening each day before school or childcare. The screening tool acts as a decision guide to support parents and guardians to assess whether or not their child can attend school or childcare. Please complete daily for each child separately.

TypeSymptoms

Most common symptoms of COVID-19

  • Fever (temperature 37.8 C/100 F or higher) 

  • Chills 

  • Cough (more than usual if chronic cough) including croup (barking cough, making a whistling noise when breathing) not related to other known causes or conditions (for example, asthma, reactive airway) 

  • Shortness of breath (dyspnea, out of breath, unable to breathe deeply, wheeze, that is worse than usual if chronically short of breath) not related to other known causes or conditions (for example, asthma) 

  • Decrease or loss of smell or taste (new olfactory or taste disorder) not related to other knows causes or conditions (for example, nasal polyps, allergies, neurological disorders) 

  • Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea, not related to other known causes or conditions (transient vomiting due to anxiety in children, chronic vestibular dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, side effect of medication)

Other symptoms of COVID-19

  • Sore throat (painful swallowing or difficulty swallowing) not related to other known causes or conditions (for example, postnasal drip, gastroesophageal (acid) reflux) 

  • Stuffy nose and/or runny nose (nasal congestion and/or rhinorrhea) not related to other known causes or conditions (for example, seasonal allergies, returning inside from the cold, chronic sinusitis unchanged from baseline, reactive airways) 

  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye) (Not related to blepharitis, recurrent styes.) 

  • Decreased or lack of appetite (Not related to anxiety, constipation.) 

  • Headache that is new or persistent, unusual, unexplained or long-lasting not related to known causes or conditions (for example, tension-type headache, chronic migraines) and not related to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in the last 48 hours 

  • Extreme tiredness, lack of energy or feeling unwell (That is unusual or unexpected (not related to other known causes or conditions or receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in the past 48 hours).) 

  • Muscle aches and pains (That are unexplained or unusual (not related to other known causes or conditions or receiving a COVID-19 vaccine the past 48 hours)). 

Looking for guidance? Visit our Information for those who have symptoms, test positive for COVID-19 and high-risk contacts web page.

Frequently asked questions about PCR COVID-19 testing

Where to get tested

There are many testing locations in Ottawa. Many of these locations test children and most of them need you to make an appointment for testing. 

Additional testing options are available:

Testing options for travelers and the community
Rapid antigen screening for schools and children
PCR tests for schools and children
What to do after getting tested for COVID-19
  • Self-isolate and follow the instructions in this COVID-19 assessment tool
  • You will get a recommendation on what to do next.
  • You can also take it on behalf of someone else.
How to access COVID-19 test results
How to get to a testing site
  • Do not use public transportation
  • Use a private vehicle
  • If a private vehicle is unavailable, take a taxi/shared ride service (e.g., Uber, Lyft, etc.) while wearing a procedure/surgical mask and sitting in the rear passenger seat with the window open (weather permitting). If possible, the client should also note the taxi company name and operator number in case there is a need for contact.
Is there a possibility that a person who gets the virus once can get it again?

Most people who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection will have some immunity to protect against future infection or to make a future infection less severe. However, reinfection with the virus that causes COVID-19 is possible. For this reason, NACI (the National Advisory Committee on Immunization) recommends that COVID-19 vaccines be offered to individuals who have previously been infected with COVID-19. 

Although the COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Canada are effective, protection from COVID-19 takes time to develop. You should not assume that you will be protected right away. Also, no vaccine is 100% effective - there will be a small percentage of people who will remain unprotected despite being vaccinated and vaccines may not protect against all variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. 

Because of ongoing COVID-19 transmission in the community and because the vaccines will not protect everyone, it is therefore important that you continue to follow public health measures (e.g., physical distancing, avoiding close contact with non-household members, wearing a mask, staying home when sick, and practicing hand hygiene) to keep each other safe, whether you have been vaccinated or not.   

Should I get re-tested once I have recovered from COVID-19?

Ottawa Public Health and the Province of Ontario do not recommend re-testing after finishing isolation unless new symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 develop after isolation has ended. Another test is not needed to discontinue isolation for those who have recovered from COVID-19. 

 Most individuals can discontinue self-isolation when: 

  • They have completed their required self- isolation period since symptoms first appeared or positive test date if asymptomatic AND

  • They have no fever (without the use of fever reducing medication) AND

  • Symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours (or 48 hours for gastrointestinal symptoms)

Why am I still testing positive for COVID-19 after my self-isolation period has ended? Am I still contagious? 
No. Continuing to test positive after recovery from COVID-19 infection is common, with some people still testing positive for weeks or months after their first test. This is because the test is detecting viral remnants that are no longer living and unable to cause infection. Therefore, you will no longer be contagious. For this reason, Ottawa Public Health and the Province of Ontario do not recommend the routine use of a negative test to show recovery from COVID-19. 

Additional testing options

Testing options for travelers and the community

Learn more about COVID-19 testing for the purpose of pre-travel clearance

Ray Friel and Brewer pausing pre-travel testing

As of September 19, 2021, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Brewer Park Arena and the Ray Friel COVID-19 Care and Testing Centre will suspend testing for the purpose of pre-travel clearance. This is a temporary measure to shift resources and meet the current demand for symptomatic testing within the city of Ottawa.

Pre-travel appointments that have already been scheduled will be honoured. Staff will directly contact travellers with booked appointments to confirm any next steps.

Residents who meet current provincial testing criteria can continue to seek testing at the Brewer and Ray Friel locations, in addition to Ottawa’s other assessment centres.

Private testing options for international and domestic travellers

Following testing guidance from the Ministry of Health, Ottawa’s assessment centres no longer provide free COVID-19 tests for the purpose of pre-travel clearance.

Travellers should consult their travel carrier’s guidelines to ensure they have the most up-to-date information about requirements. Travellers should also refer to the federal government’s travel website for up-to-date expectations and requirements related to their destination.

If there is a requirement to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test when traveling domestically or internationally, it is important to ensure ample time for testing and receiving results. COVID-19 testing services are available for a fee, and travellers in need of a test are encouraged to search for convenient local options.

Travellers are also responsible for verifying COVID-19 testing requirements with their airline or the place they will be visiting.

Suggested private providers to get tested for pre-travel clearance:

Ottawa West Travel Medicine Clinic

Riverside Travel Medicine Clinic 

Appletree Medical Centres

  • 2150 Robertson Road, Ottawa
  • 356 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa
  • 1595 Merivale Road, Ottawa
  • 2573 Baseline Road, Ottawa
  • 150 Katimavik Road, Ottawa
  • 225 Preston Street, Ottawa
  • Click here to book online

Immigration Physician Ottawa

Lacroix Medical Clinic 

  • 232 Boulevard Saint Joseph, Gatineau, Québec 
  • 819-778-1330 

Dynacare Clinics in Montreal  

  • 475, boulevard de la Côte-Vertu, Saint-Laurent, Québec 
  • 8560, rue Saint-Hubert, Montreal, Quebec 

Shoppers Drug Mart

  • Check online for locations  

 

Please note that this is for informational purposes only and there are fees associated at these clinic

COVID-19 testing at Ontario 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.
Please visit    the province's website to ensure you have current information about testing options and locations available to you.
Holiday Pop-Up Community Rapid Antigen Screening Tests

Who:

  • Asymptomatic (no symptoms), non high-risk contact individuals.

How:

  • Voluntary screening offered by the Provincial government.
  • Distribution of rapid antigen testing in public spaces.
  • Additional details will be provided by the Provincial government.

For more information visit: Rapid antigen holiday pop-up schedule.

Rapid antigen testing for workplaces
Rapid antigen testing is also known as rapid testing or point of care (POC) testing. It is available for asymptomatic individuals who are part of a workplace or organization that is participating in the Provincial Antigen Screening Program or private testing.

Rapid antigen screening for schools and children

Holiday school rapid antigen screening test program

Who:

  • Children learning in-person in Ontario schools. Asymptomatic (no symptoms), non high-risk contacts, vaccinated and unvaccinated.

How:

  • Voluntary screening offered by the Provincial government.
  • Children to test every 3-4 days over holiday break until all 5 tests complete.

PCR tests for schools and children

School take-home testing kits

Who:

  • PCR test for school staff and students who develop symptoms while at school.

How:

Book a PCR COVID-19 test

Find your nearest COVID-19 Testing and Care Centre by using the map or scroll below to see a list of locations. Many of these locations test children and most of them need you to make an appointment for testing. Please only book one appointment at a single site and cancel your appointment if you plan on no longer attending.

East Ottawa Kids COVID Care Clinic - 4289 Innes Road, Orléans

⚠ Please note : Eligibility criteria for PCR testing at all Assessment Centres and Care Clinics has changed.  Please read: who qualifies for PCR COVID-19 testing before booking an appointment.

  • Ages: Children and youth between 2 months and 17 years old
  • Hours:
    • Monday to Friday, 5 pm to 9 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 1 pm
  • Services provided:
    • COVID-19 testing for children and youth (2 months to 17 years) and other members of their household who meet the current testing criteria.
    • In-person consultation with a physician for children and youth (2 months to 17 years) with new symptoms such as fever, cough, vomiting, belly pain, earache, or sore throat.
  • Download factsheet: Important Information about the East Ottawa Kids COVID Care Clinic
  • Location: Ottawa Medical Group (2nd floor) 4289 Innes Road, Orléans K1E 0A8

Please only book one appointment at a single site and cancel your appointment if you plan on no longer attending.

To keep our communities safe, Ottawa’s assessment centres and testing sites follow all guidelines mandated by the provincial government and public health experts. Please note the information on this page is designed to guide you and your family in making a decision to book a test, it does not guarantee you will be tested on site / receive a test on site. Testing is subject to assessment by a clinician on site. All sites have professional, caring and highly trained staff to make your testing experience quick, safe and as comfortable as possible. If you think you need a test, please book an appointment and get it done today. Testing is subject to eligibility requirements, assessment centres and care clinics reserve the right to refuse a test based on their assessment of the individual’s symptoms, exposure, unique situation, and based on public health guidance.

  • Test results: If you cannot access your test results via the provincial portal, you can call 613-566-4470
COVID-19 Assessment Centre at McNabb - 180 Percy St, Ottawa

⚠ Please note : Eligibility criteria for PCR testing at all Assessment Centres and Care Clinics has changed.  Please read: who qualifies for PCR COVID-19 testing before booking an appointment.

  • Ages: Anyone over six months old
  • Hours: Every day: 11 am to 7 pm
  • Services provided: Individuals (6 months and older) who meet the current testing criteria are eligible for testing services at this location.
  • Location: 180 Percy St, Ottawa, ON K1R 6E5

Please only book one appointment at a single site and cancel your appointment if you plan on no longer attending.

To keep our communities safe, Ottawa’s assessment centres and testing sites follow all guidelines mandated by the provincial government and public health experts. Please note the information on this page is designed to guide you and your family in making a decision to book a test, it does not guarantee you will be tested on site / receive a test on site. Testing is subject to assessment by a clinician on site. All sites have professional, caring and highly trained staff to make your testing experience quick, safe and as comfortable as possible. If you think you need a test, please book an appointment and get it done today. Testing is subject to eligibility requirements, assessment centres and care clinics reserve the right to refuse a test based on their assessment of the individual’s symptoms, exposure, unique situation, and based on public health guidance.

  • Book an appointment or call 905-218-3572
    • Canadian Health Labs (CHL) offers phone support for appointment bookings. Patients can leave a voicemail at 905-218-3572. CHL will contact the patient back within one business day to confirm the booking of the appointment. In the voicemail, patients must indicate that they want to book an appointment at McNabb with their intended date and time.
COVID-19 CHEO Assessment Centre and Kids Come First Care Clinic at Brewer Park Arena - 151 Brewer Way, Ottawa

⚠ Please note : Eligibility criteria for PCR testing at all Assessment Centres and Care Clinics has changed.  Please read: who qualifies for PCR COVID-19 testing before booking an appointment.

  • Ages:
    • For care at the COVID-19 CHEO Kids Come First care clinic, ages two months to 18 years (infants less than two months of age must visit the CHEO Emergency Department)
    • For a Do-It-Yourself Test Kit, parents can test children two months of age and older. Older children and teens can test themselves with parental support. This service is not available for adults through CHEO.
  • Hours:
    • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Please only book one appointment at a single site and cancel your appointment if you plan on no longer attending.

To keep our communities safe, Ottawa’s assessment centres and testing sites follow all guidelines mandated by the provincial government and public health experts. Please note the information on this page is designed to guide you and your family in making a decision to book a test, it does not guarantee you will be tested on site / receive a test on site. Testing is subject to assessment by a clinician on site. All sites have professional, caring and highly trained staff to make your testing experience quick, safe and as comfortable as possible. If you think you need a test, please book an appointment and get it done today. Testing is subject to eligibility requirements, assessment centres and care clinics reserve the right to refuse a test based on their assessment of the individual’s symptoms, exposure, unique situation, and based on public health guidance.

Moodie COVID-19 care and testing centre - 595 Moodie Drive, Ottawa

⚠ Please note : Eligibility criteria for PCR testing at all Assessment Centres and Care Clinics has changed.  Please read: who qualifies for PCR COVID-19 testing before booking an appointment.

  • Ages: Anyone over six months old
  • Hours:
    • Monday to Friday: 8 am to 3:30 pm
    • Saturday: 8 am to 3:30 pm (Limited physician assessments available January 15 & 22)

Please only book one appointment at a single site and cancel your appointment if you plan on no longer attending.

To keep our communities safe, Ottawa’s assessment centres and testing sites follow all guidelines mandated by the provincial government and public health experts. Please note the information on this page is designed to guide you and your family in making a decision to book a test, it does not guarantee you will be tested on site / receive a test on site. Testing is subject to assessment by a clinician on site. All sites have professional, caring and highly trained staff to make your testing experience quick, safe and as comfortable as possible. If you think you need a test, please book an appointment and get it done today. Testing is subject to eligibility requirements, assessment centres and care clinics reserve the right to refuse a test based on their assessment of the individual’s symptoms, exposure, unique situation, and based on public health guidance.

  • Book an appointment or call 613-721-4722
    • Please note telephone booking is reserved for those who do not have internet access. It is not an information line.
Ray Friel COVID-19 testing centre - 1585 Tenth Line, Orléans

⚠ Please note : Eligibility criteria for PCR testing at all Assessment Centres and Care Clinics has changed.  Please read: who qualifies for PCR COVID-19 testing before booking an appointment.

  • Ages: Anyone over six months old
  • Hours: Monday to Friday: 8 am to 3:30 pm
  • Services provided:
    • Scheduled appointments and very limited walk-up testing for individuals who meet current provincial testing criteria

Please only book one appointment at a single site and cancel your appointment if you plan on no longer attending.

To keep our communities safe, Ottawa’s assessment centres and testing sites follow all guidelines mandated by the provincial government and public health experts. Please note the information on this page is designed to guide you and your family in making a decision to book a test, it does not guarantee you will be tested on site / receive a test on site. Testing is subject to assessment by a clinician on site. All sites have professional, caring and highly trained staff to make your testing experience quick, safe and as comfortable as possible. If you think you need a test, please book an appointment and get it done today. Testing is subject to eligibility requirements, assessment centres and care clinics reserve the right to refuse a test based on their assessment of the individual’s symptoms, exposure, unique situation, and based on public health guidance.

  • Book an appointment or call 613-288-5353
    • Please note telephone booking is reserved for those who do not have internet access. It is not an information line.
COVID-19 Assessment Centre for Adults at Brewer Park Arena - 151 Brewer Way, Ottawa

⚠ Please note : Eligibility criteria for PCR testing at all Assessment Centres and Care Clinics has changed.  Please read: who qualifies for PCR COVID-19 testing before booking an appointment.

  • Ages: Anyone 18+ years old
  • Hours:
    • Monday to Friday: 10:30am to 5:30pm
    • Saturday and Sunday: 8:30am to 3:30pm
  • Services provided:
    • Scheduled appointments and very limited walk-up testing for individuals who meet current provincial testing criteria
    • As of September 9, 2021, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Brewer Park Arena will suspend testing for the purpose of pre-travel clearance. This is a temporary measure to shift resources and meet the current demand for symptomatic testing within the city of Ottawa.
  • Location: 151 Brewer Way, Ottawa
  • Download factsheet:Important information about the COVID-19 assessment centre for adults at Brewer Park Arena

Please only book one appointment at a single site and cancel your appointment if you plan on no longer attending.

To keep our communities safe, Ottawa’s assessment centres and testing sites follow all guidelines mandated by the provincial government and public health experts. Please note the information on this page is designed to guide you and your family in making a decision to book a test, it does not guarantee you will be tested on site / receive a test on site. Testing is subject to assessment by a clinician on site. All sites have professional, caring and highly trained staff to make your testing experience quick, safe and as comfortable as possible. If you think you need a test, please book an appointment and get it done today. Testing is subject to eligibility requirements, assessment centres and care clinics reserve the right to refuse a test based on their assessment of the individual’s symptoms, exposure, unique situation, and based on public health guidance.

  • Book an appointment for non-travel testing:
    • Book an appointment or call 613-737-8193 for testing at the COVID-19 assessment centre for adults at Brewer Park Arena
    • Please note telephone booking is reserved for those who do not have internet access. It is not an information line
    • To cancel your appointment, please email: brewercancel@toh.ca
North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre - 15 Campus Drive, Kemptville

⚠ Please note : Eligibility criteria for PCR testing at all Assessment Centres and Care Clinics has changed.  Please read: who qualifies for PCR COVID-19 testing before booking an appointment.

  • Ages: Anyone over six months old
  • Hours:
    • Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (physician assessments and Do-It-Yourself Test Kit distribution and collection)
    • Sunday, 9am to 1pm (Do-It-Yourself Test Kit distribution and collection only)
  • Services provided: Do-It-Yourself Test Kit distribution and collection by appointment only
    • In-person consultation with a physician by appointment only (please note, care visits will not include a COVID-19 test, unless testing eligibility is met as set out by the provincial guidelines)
  • Location: 15 Campus Drive, Kemptville
  • Download factsheet (This document is currently not in an accessible format)Important Information about the North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Kemptville (pdf - 628 KB)

Please only book one appointment at a single site and cancel your appointment if you plan on no longer attending.

To keep our communities safe, Ottawa’s assessment centres and testing sites follow all guidelines mandated by the provincial government and public health experts. Please note the information on this page is designed to guide you and your family in making a decision to book a test, it does not guarantee you will be tested on site / receive a test on site. Testing is subject to assessment by a clinician on site. All sites have professional, caring and highly trained staff to make your testing experience quick, safe and as comfortable as possible. If you think you need a test, please book an appointment and get it done today. Testing is subject to eligibility requirements, assessment centres and care clinics reserve the right to refuse a test based on their assessment of the individual’s symptoms, exposure, unique situation, and based on public health guidance.

  • Book an appointment:
    • Book an appointment or call 613-258-3192
    • Please note telephone booking is reserved for those who do not have internet access. It is not an information line
    • To cancel your appointment, please email: ngcac@kdh.on.ca
  • Residents who are tested in Kemptville can check their COVID-19 test result on the Ontario Health results portal at covid-19.ontario.ca
Akausivik Inuit Family Heath Team 

Note: For Inuit wishing to access COVID-19 assessment and testing, please contact Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team for an appointment. Services offered in Inuktitut and English.

Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team (AIFHT)  
24 Selkirk Street, Suite 300
Telephone: 613-740-0999 
Open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

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