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Based on the current Ontario government testing guidelines for
COVID-19 tests at Assessment Centres, you must meet one of the criteria below to be tested.
Testing in pharmacies is now available to those not showing symptoms
AND who are a resident or working in an at-risk setting, such as a long-term care home, homeless shelter or other congregate setting.
See the full list of participating pharmacies here. Please note, the TWH Shoppers Drug Mart
DOES NOT offer COVID-19 testing.
Testing by online booking only — no walk-ins. If you meet the eligibility criteria, book your COVID-19 test appointment using our
Or use the QR code to connect to the booking form »
Location347 Bathurst St. (northeast corner of Bathurst and Dundas Streets)
Hours Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Age restrictions: No children under the age of 1 year.
do not need a health card to get tested, but please bring your OHIP card if you have one.
Saliva testing is now available at the TWH COVID-19 Assessment Centre for eligible patients.
The best test for the diagnosis of COVID-19 remains the nasal (NP) swab and we will continue to recommend this option as the first line diagnostic tool as it remains the gold standard. The saliva test is less sensitive. Furthermore, the saliva test we offer is not the rapid saliva test; the
turnaround times for saliva tests may be longer than with nasal swabs. Nevertheless, this can be a good option for some patients.
You must also first pass the eligibility for a COVID-19 test. Your health care provider at the assessment centre will determine the most appropriate testing method for you.
The laboratory testing of saliva is performed the same way as the testing of a nasal swab (also known as the nasopharyngeal (NP) swab). What is different is how the sample is collected.
We strongly recommend a nasal swab as the best option for COVID-19 testing. The saliva test is less sensitive, but still an acceptable method of testing for certain individuals.
UHN recommends that everyone being tested for COVID-19 have a nasal swab as the saliva test is less accurate. Furthermore, the saliva test we offer is not the rapid saliva test. The turnaround times for saliva may be longer than with nasal swabs.
UHN is able to process saliva tests for some groups of people who cannot tolerate a nasal swab and can be considered in the following populations:
The health care provider will determine the most appropriate testing method for you.
If you meet the criteria for saliva testing, you should be well hydrated by drinking
a cup of water 60 minutes before giving a saliva sample.
Do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape, or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to giving a saliva sample.
You will be required to stop swallowing and let the saliva pool in your mouth. Then gently release the saliva into a container, being careful not to contaminate the outside of the container.
A minimum of 2 ml (approximately ½ teaspoon) is required for testing.
Processing of saliva samples for testing requires additional steps which
may increase the time to get your test result and may take 24-48 hours
longer for your result.