A number of dedicated assessment centres have been established across Toronto to facilitate assessment and testing. Toronto Public Health (TPH) is not an assessment centre and testing is not provided at TPH offices. OHIP coverage is not required to be seen at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre. The assessment is provided at no cost to the individual. For more on assessment centres, click here.
Who Should Visit an Assessment Centre? People experiencing at least one of the following symptoms of COVID-19:
Fever (temperature of 37.8C or greater)
New or worsening cough
Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
New olfactory or taste disorder(s)
Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
Runny nose, or nasal congestion – in absence of underlying reason for these symptoms such as seasonal allergies, post nasal drip, etc.
Some asymptomatic individuals may be recommended for testing in consultation with public health. This includes if:
You were a close contact of someone who has COVID-19;
You are concerned you may have been exposed to someone who might have COVID-19, even if you do not have symptoms;
You are at high risk for getting COVID-19 through your work (e.g. health care workers, grocery store or food processing plant employees), even if you do not have symptoms.
If you are unsure if you should visit an assessment centre should, call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 and speak with a registered nurse who will guide whether you will require further care or potential testing in person, or call your primary care provider.
Assessment Centres Near or in Willowdale North York General Hospital – Branson Site Address: 555 Finch Ave. W. (North Entrance, immediately off Finch) Hours: 7 days/week; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Age Restrictions: None For more information, visit the North York General Hospital website
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Address: 2075 Bayview Ave. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – U Ground level Hours:
Monday to Friday, 12 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.
Age Restrictions: No children under the age of 16 For more information, visit the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre COVID-19 website