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When to Get Tested

  • If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., cough, fever, difficulty breathing).
    • If you are having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911 immediately. Tell them about your symptoms and exposure history.
  • If you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has or may have COVID-19, get tested on or after 7 days from your exposure date.
  • If you require testing because you have been exposed to COVID-19 or for other reasons identified by the Government of Ontario. See COVID-19 test and testing location information to learn more.
  • If you require testing as part of Surveillance Testing for long-term care and retirement homes.
  • If you were tested at your workplace under rapid testing protocols, and tested positive you will need to confirm this test result at one of the local assessment centres and self-isolate while you wait for your results.
  • If you complete the online self-assessment and are directed to get tested.
  • If you are directed by local, provincial, or federal health authorities that you require testing.
  • If you have previously tested positive for COVID-19 and fully recovered, but have a new high-risk exposure unrelated to your previous exposure, or have developed symptoms after 90 days have passed since the last confirmed COVID-19 infection.

  • If you require testing for international travel purposes.

Parents, guardians, and caregivers of children and youth should complete the COVID-19 school and childcare screening daily, to help decide if they should or should not attend school or childcare that day.

Local Assessment Centres

Testing at an assessment centre is available by appointment only. Find out if you are eligible for testing at an assessment centre by visiting COVID-19 test and testing location information. Please note that there will be no medication or treatment onsite at the assessment centres.

Groups that are eligible for testing at an assessment centre (regardless of symptoms) include:

  • Healthcare workers/caregivers/care providers/first responders/emergency child care centre workers and persons living in same household
  • Essential workers
  • Cross-Border workers
  • Schools (K-12, post-secondary)

Whether you have symptoms or do not, you must self-isolate from others while waiting for your results. However, you are not required to self-isolate if you were tested as a part of regular Surveillance Testing, or as a routine precaution and have no symptoms and no possible exposure to the virus (e.g. visiting a long-term care home).

If you are a close contact of someone with symptoms, you are required to self-isolate while they wait for their test results. Learn how to self-isolate.

Windsor Regional Hospital (Ouellette Campus) – COVID-19 Assessment Centre 


  • Monday – Sunday: 8 am to 3 pm

Schedule an appointment online or by calling 519-973-4443.

1030 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor
Entrance from Goyeau Street, to the left of the Emergency Department.

For more information, visit Windsor Regional Hospital’s website.

Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC)

SOAHAC is offering COVID-19 screening and testing by appointment only to First Nation, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) community members in Windsor. You do not need to be a SOAHAC client to be tested.

Schedule an appointment by calling 519-916-1755.

1405 Tecumseh Road West, Windsor

For more information, visit the SOAHAC website.

Erie Shores HealthCare – COVID-19 Assessment Centre


  • Monday - Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Note: The first half hour of each day will be dedicated to ESHC's pre-surgical patients.

Schedule an appointment online or by calling 519-326-2373 ext. 4263.

194 Talbot Street West, Leamington
Ambulatory Clinic, entrance from Fader Street, segregated area next to the Emergency Department

For more information, visit the Erie Shores HealthCare website.

Additional Testing Locations

Testing is available at participating pharmacies by appointment only. Find out if you are eligible for testing at a participating pharmacy by visiting COVID-19 test and testing location information.

To book an appointment, call one of the local participating pharmacies. To find a participating pharmacy near you, visit COVID-19 testing locations.

Testing for International Travel Purposes

Medical Laboratories of Windsor
Schedule an appointment online or by calling 519-258-1991 and press “0” Monday – Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm.
Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday: 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location: 5841 Malden Road, LaSalle

Please note that this location tests for travel related and non-travel related purposes (symptomatic and asymptomatic testing).

Safe Travels Vaccination Clinic
Schedule an appointment online or by calling 226-773-5252.
Location: 1428 Ouellette Avenue, Suite #302, Windsor
For more information, visit

Audacia Bioscience
Schedule an appointment online or by calling 833-819-9048.
Location: IDA Pharmacy, 3211 Sandwich St., Windsor

TMC Travel and Occupational Health
Fill out the request for testing online form or call 519-979-5260
Location: 13278 Tecumseh Road East, Suite #101/102, Tecumseh 

Windsor Travel Health
Schedule an on-site or mobile appointment by calling 519-945-4503.
Location: 5115 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor

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