Ontario Updates COVID-19 Guidelines

The Government of Ontario has recently updated the guidelines for COVID-19 testing. The most significant change is the shift away from providing untargeted testing of individuals with no symptoms.

The new guidelines recommend that you should only book an appointment at an Assessment & Testing Centre if:

  • you are showing COVID-19 symptoms
  • your public health unit or the COVID Alert app notifies you that you have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus
  • you live or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified by your local public health unit
  • you live or work in an at-risk setting, such as a long-term care home, homeless shelter or other congregate setting
  • you will be visiting a long-term care home
  • you are eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative as determined by the Ministry of Health or Ministry of Long-Term Care, similar to the earlier campaign to target long-term care home residents

This list is current as of 3:30pm, Friday September 25, 2020. Please check the following for updates:


COVID-19 Assessment & Testing

We are experiencing a very high number of requests for COVID-19 test appointment and are doing everything we can to test as many people as possible. Thank you for your patience.

For your safety, we offer COVID-19 testing by appointment only. We do not take walk-ins.

Booking an Appointment

COVID-19 Testing appointments can either be booked online or by calling 905-203-7963.

If you are unable to keep your appointment time, please cancel so others can access this booking time.


What will happen at the COVID-19 Testing Centre?

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.

How will I find out the results of my test?

Patients will be able to review their test results on the Provincial COVID-19 website. Please check the online portal. If you cannot find your results on the website after 5 days, please call us back at 905-203-7963. Only patients with positive results will hear back from Halton Region Public Health.

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 with no COVID-19 symptoms, who meet certain criteria.