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Getting Tested for COVID-19

COVID-19 Testing and Test Results

Last updated: January 3, 2021

Who can get tested for COVID-19?

Effective December 31, 2021, PCR testing will only be recommended for eligible individuals. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 but are not eligible for testing, please isolate as directed by the province.

Assessment Centres

Appointments at Belleville and Trenton Assessment Centres are required and are only available for individuals who are eligible. Please make and appointment online (preferred) by completing the appropriate form for an Assessment Centre near you. Please note , while the online registration form can be filled out any time of day, you will not receive confirmation/directions before 9 am or after 5 pm. 

Appointments can also be made by phone, if needed.

  • Bancroft – 613-332-2825 ext. 6224 (10 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday)
  • Belleville – 613-961-5544 (9 am to 5 pm, 7 days per week)
  • Picton – 613-813-6864 (1 pm to 4 pm, Monday to Friday)
  • Trenton – 613-961-5544 (8 am to 2 pm, Monday to Friday)

For testing at the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Community Health Centre, please call 613-967-3603. 

Pharmacies

  • Take-home PCR self-collection kits – are available for eligible individuals only at participating pharmacies. In addition, many pharmacies offer booked appointments. Please contact the pharmacy for availability and appointment booking prior to your visit.

Who will get access to Rapid Antigen Tests?

  • Ontario currently has a limited supply of rapid antigen tests that are being prioritized for health care and highest risk settings. 

What happens if you test positive for COVID-19 (PCR or RAT?)

Where do I find my test results?

To find your COVID-19 test results go to covid-19.Ontario.ca. It can take 2 to 7 days for your result to become available on this portal. This timeframe varies with changes in assessment centre and laboratory capacity.

What should you do if you have symptoms but you do not qualify for PCR or RAT?

Visit Ontario.ca/exposed to find out what to do if you have symptoms of illness.

Can I get a test if I do not have symptoms and I have not had an exposure?

Only certain individuals are eligible for government funded PCR testing, as listed above.

Individuals who are not eligible for government-funded testing but require testing for travel or other personal purposes may be able to obtain testing at participating pharmacies, for a fee.

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Effective January 5, Ontario has moved to Modified Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen, and students will temporarily pivot to remote learning.  A summary of current restrictions is available at covid-19.ontario.ca/public-health-measures.

SYMPTOMS OR EXPOSURE TO COVID-19?

Visit www.ontario.ca/exposed if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive, or you are a high risk contact.

COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

All eligible individuals must book an appointment for an immunization clinic at Ontario.ca/book-vaccine, or make an appointment at a participating local pharmacy. Please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations for location and registration information.

For information about vaccinations for children and youth, visit  hpePublicHealth.ca/covid-19-vaccines-youth.