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Assessment Centre Closure Announcement

The Toronto Western COVID-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) will close after May 31. This decision was made in consultation with Ontario Health, and given that changes to the eligibility criteria for PCR testing have significantly decreased the number of tests at the site.

Patients that meet the testing criteria may still visit remaining available COVID-19 Assessment Centres, such as Women's College Hospital. More information is available here.

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Find a COVID-19 Assessment Centre in your area on the Ontario government website.

For TeamUHN - Bookings will be available through Health Services at one of the many staff swabbing sites. Please submit the Kics form to request a test.

Book a Test


Testing is by appointment only — no walk-ins.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, book your appointment using our online form
Or use the QR code to connect to the booking form.

If you do not meet the testing criteria, you will be turned away. Please ensure you meet the latest Ontario government testing criteria before booking an appointment. There are no appointments available from June 1 onwards, when the centre closes.

QR code for covid 19 online booking test 
 

  • Note — If you have the COVID alert app installed on your phone, we recommend you turn it off while at the testing centre, or ignore notifications during that time period.
  • New appointment slots released daily at 8:00 am
  • You may need to wait outside before entering the building – please dress for the weather
  • If you cannot make your appointment, please cancel it so we can release the spot to someone else who needs it. Cancellation instructions are in the email confirmation you receive when you book your appointment
  • We are fully wheelchair accessible and have translation services on-site
  • If you are unable to use the online booking tool, or require AODA accommodation, please speak to the security guard at the entrance
  • Note – Please do not call the hospital to book an appointment. We can only book appointments through the online booking form.

Location

347 Bathurst St. (northeast corner of Bathurst and Dundas Streets)

Hours

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: Closed

Age restrictions: No children under the age of 1 year.

You do not need a health card to get tested, but please bring your OHIP card if you have one.

Who Can Get Tested at an Assessment Centre?

Please visit the Ontario government website to take a self-assessment or read the latest testing criteria (announced on Dec. 30, 2021) to find out if you are eligible for testing at the TW COVID-19 Assessment Centre.

If you do not meet the testing criteria, you will be turned away. Please ensure you meet the latest Ontario government testing criteria before booking an appointment.

In keeping with the Ministry of Health guidelines, we are only testing people who are symptomatic and are:

  • Patient-facing health care workers
  • Staff, residents, essential care providers, and visitors in hospitals and congregate living settings
  • Underhoused or homeless

Or people who are asymptomatic and are:

  • First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities and individuals travelling into these communities for work
  • High-risk contacts and asymptomatic/symptomatic people in the context of confirmed or suspected outbreak

If you do not meet the above criteria, and your symptoms are consistent with COVID-19, you are presumed positive and should follow isolation and/or self-monitoring guidelines.

Please note, we do not test for travel. Additionally, if you have had a positive test within the last 90 days, we will not repeat the test unless you are exhibiting new/different symptoms or are recommended to re-test by your Public Health Unit.

Testing in pharmacies is available if you do not have COVID symptoms. See the full list of participating pharmacies here. Please note, the TWH Shoppers Drug Mart DOES NOT offer COVID-19 testing.

What you need to know before your COVID-19 test

  1. When you arrive at the Toronto Western COVID-19 Assessment Centre, you will be registered in UHN’s Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system.
  2. You will then be tested by one of our clinicians.
  3. You will be able to check your test results online through the UHN COVID-19 Results Viewer, or the Ontario COVID-19 Portal website. If you have a myUHN Patient Portal, you will see your results in your patient account. Results are available within 12-48 hours.

Follow-up Call

  • If you test positive for COVID-19 (test result says "detected") you will receive a follow-up phone call from a UHN health care provider. This is so that we can check how you are doing and provide more information about your test results and what to do next.
  • Please note: the caller ID may display as "UNIV HLTH NTWK", "No Caller ID" or "Unknown Number" when we call you. Please answer the call.
  • If you have registered for the myUHN Patient Portal, you will be able to see the appointment details in your account. Results are available within 12-48 hours. If you do not have an account, visit the myUHN Patient Portal webpage for information about how to register.
  • You may withdraw your consent for the follow-up phone call at any time by contacting Connected COVID Care by:

Please note: If you do not have access to the internet or a valid health care number, you can contact Connected COVID Care by phone at 416 340 4800 ext. 8456 or email at COVIDCare@uhn.ca to book an appointment to review your results virtually.

Please follow up with your primary health care provider (e.g., family doctor, physician, or nurse practitioner) if you have additional questions.


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