Ontario COVID-19 Testing Guidelines

The Government of Ontario is responsible for the provincial guidelines for COVID-19 testing. Please check the most up-to-date Ministry testing guidelines to see if you should book a COVID-19 test at one of our Assessment &Testing Centres. Please use the self-assessment tool for adults or the school screening tool for children:



Booking an Appointment

Appointments for a COVID-19 test can be booked online or by calling the Booking Line at 905-203-7963.

  • COVID-19 tests for children UNDER THE AGE OF ONE can only be booked by calling the Booking Line at 905-203-7963.
  • If you cannot find a timely appointment online, please call our Booking Line at 905 203-7963 and we will do our best to accommodate you within 24-48 hrs.
  • Please have your Health Card ready when you call the Booking Line.
  • Online bookings fill up quickly, please check back for cancellations but if you have symptoms or have been directed to be tested by your local Public Health department and cannot find an appointment online, please call our Booking Line.
  • If you have booked an appointment and are unable to keep it, please cancel.


Your COVID-19 Test Appointment

  • Please come to the COVID-19 Testing Centre at your scheduled time with your health card.
  • You will be registered, assessed, tested and counselled about the next steps.

COVID-19 Test Results

  • Your test results may be delayed.
  • There is currently a significant backlog of COVID-19 tests at provincial labs which is impacting the turnaround time for tests completed at our hospital testing centres.
  • COVID-19 test results are posted to the provincial website at COVID19.ontario.ca after tests are processed. Unfortunately, the timeliness of results coming from a provincial lab is beyond our control.
  • Halton Region Public Health will contact individuals with positive results.

Individuals who are not able to look up their results online (have an old red & white health card, have an expired health card, are from out of province) can call 905-203-7963 after five (5) days to see if their results are available. All other individuals are asked to continue checking the provincial website.

Locations & Hours of Operation

Georgetown Hospital
1 Princess Anne Drive
Mobile testing centre located in the trailer at the rear of the hospital
Open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Milton District Hospital
725 Bronte Street South
Entrance facing Bronte Street South (look for yellow flags)
Open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
3001 Hospital Gate 
South Entrance facing Dundas Street (look for multi-coloured flags)
No entry through Emergency Department
Open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Alternate Testing Locations - Pharmacies

The Ontario government has partnered with pharmacies to offer COVID-19 tests to the public. Please click on the link below to access a full list of pharmacy locations offering free testing by appointment only to those who meet certain criteria.