COVID-19 Assessment Center

 COVID-19 Testing and Information


What is a COVID-19 assessment centre?
  • There are over 120 assessment centres across the province that have been set up to test Ontarians for COVID-19.
Who can visit an assessment centre?
  • As of June 15th 2020, you can get a test if:
  • you are worried you may have COVID-19.
  • you are worried you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • you are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through your employment.
  • you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • You do not need a referral to get a test.
  • You do not need a health card to get a test.
  • Anyone who wants a test can get a test.
  • You do not need to book an appointment at this centre to get a test.

How do I get a test at this assessment centre?

  • We have a walk-in center - please come to the back of ESHC in the former Ambulatory Care Clinic. Follow the blue signs.
Do I need an appointment or referral?
  • You do not need an appointment to get a test. We are accepting walk-ins.
What happens at this assessment centre?
  • When you arrive we will take your name, assess you for COVID-19 symptoms, and you will be asked to wait in one of two lines (one line is for people with symptoms, and the other is for people without symptoms). We will then call you when it is your turn to be tested.
  • A healthcare worker will swab your nose in order to obtain a sample to test you for COVID-19. For symptomatic people, a healthcare worker will also check your pulse and your heart rate.
  • You will receive information about how to get your test results and what to do if it is positive.


Does this assessment centre test children for COVID-19?
  • Yes. We are equipped to test children for COVID-19.
Where is this centre located?


The centre is located at:
Assessment Centre Erie Shores HealthCare Hospital
194 Talbot Street West
Ambulatory Care Entrance
Leamington, Ontario

  • Our centre can only be accessed by entering through the South Wing entrance of the hospital.
How do I contact this centre?
Call us at 519-326-2373 extension 4263


What are the hours of operation?
  • We are open Monday through Sunday from 8AM to 6PM.
  • Please note 8am to 9am is designated for surgery patients to get tested. Surgical patients please notify staff upon arrival if coming outside of reserved time of preoperative testing.
Is parking available?
  • Parking is available in our lots off of Fader street or along Talbot.
How do I find out my results?
  • To review your Covid Test Results please go to the Ministry of Health website. You will be required to enter your OHIP number from your green photo health card.
  • If you are unable to access the Ministry of Health Covid Test Results website, you may call extension 519-326-2373 ext 4263 M-F 8am to 4pm for your results 72 hours after being tested.
Are there healthcare workers at this assessment centre who speak Spanish/other languages?
  • Yes. There are healthcare workers at this assessment centre who speak Spanish.

How else can I connect with this centre?


  • For groups 10 or more people needing testing please contact 519-326-2373 ext 4218 to make arrangements.


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