COVID-19 Assessment Centre

The COVID-19 Assessment Centre provides screening, assessment and testing for individuals in East Toronto.

We provide COVID-19 assessment and testing for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who may be asymptomatic (without symptoms). Please ensure you follow public health safety measures while waiting in line, including physical distancing and wearing a mask or face covering.

Symptomatic testing:

  • If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please go to the Assessment Centre immediately. Please see full list of symptoms from the Ontario Ministry of Health listed here.
  • Symptomatic testing is conducted on a walk-in basis only to ensure these individuals receive care as soon as possible.

Asymptomatic testing:

  • If you are not currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 but would like a test, please schedule an appointment at the Assessment Centre to reduce your wait time. 
  • An appointment can be scheduled by calling 416-469-6858. If you have a health card, please have it ready when you call. For the week of Sept. 14, we are experiencing an increased volume of calls and therefore, it may take longer to book an appointment.

Click here to see a list of all Toronto region COVID-19 Assessment Centres. Please note that urgent requests for pre-travel screening cannot be accommodated.

Symptomatic COVID-19 testing is by walk-in only from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please note the line may be closed earlier if capacity is reached. Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing can be booked by calling 416-469-6858. The test is similar to that of other respiratory illnesses and involves taking a sample from the nasal cavity with a swab. This test is not an antibody test. MGH's Infection Prevention and Control Team and Toronto Public Health will follow up with those who test positive for COVID-19. Access your COVID-19 test results online here. Results should be available within 72 hours.

You may be required to self-isolate if you are being tested due to a known exposure to a person with COVID-19 or have been sent in by TPH as part of an outbreak investigation. If the person does not meet the criteria above and is asymptomatic they can work and should follow public health messaging regarding social distancing and limiting exposures to others. For information about self-isolation,  please follow these public health guidelines.

Please note: If you are worried about possible exposure to a person with or under investigation for COVID-19, based on evidence and the incubation period of the virus, we suggest individuals get tested 4 to 8 days after potential exposure.

Additionally, it is important to remember that testing represents a snapshot in time. Therefore, it is critical that you continue to follow Public Health guidelines including: washing your hands, physically distancing by at least six feet from people you do not live with, wearing a mask, and avoiding shared surfaces.  

Accessing the COVID-19 Assessment Centre

The COVID-19 Assessment Centre cannot be accessed from inside of the Hospital. The entrance is located on the north side of the building off of Mortimer Avenue, west of the Emergency Department (see map below).

Location of the COVID-19 Assessment Centre. Patients are to enter off of Mortimer Avenue. There is no access to the Centre through the main hospital entrance.

If you require urgent care, please visit an Emergency Department or call 911 and inform them of your travel and contact history and symptoms.

Education about COVID-19 

Location & Contact
825 Coxwell Avenue. Entrance is off of Mortimer Avenue, west of the Emergency Department.
Office Hours
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Walk-ins accepted from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., or earlier if testing capacity is reached.

Asymptomatic patients can book an appointment by calling: 416-469-6858. If you have a health card, please have it ready when you call. Symptomatic patients are seen by walk-in appointments only.
416-469-6858. Call centre open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
COVID-19 testing for all ages (walk-in only)
Crescent Town Health Centre (4 The Market Place)
Office Hours
Open September 17 to October 3 (Please note: This location is closed on Sundays)
Hours of operation: 12-7 p.m. (Please note: Testing may finish earlier depending on client volumes)
COVID-19 testing for all ages.
TNO Youth Centre - 45 Overlea Blvd. (Unit 108A)
Office Hours
Open September 29 to October 17
Hours of operation: 12-8 p.m. (Please note: Testing may finish earlier depending on client volumes)
MGH COVID-19 general inquiry line: 416-469-7744
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