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Visitor Information at Niagara Health

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Updated Sept. 17, 2021

Niagara Health COVID-19 Assessment Centres

Anyone who needs a test under the provincial testing guidelines can get one at no cost.

Depending on your situation, you may be able to get a COVID-19 test at:

  • COVID-19 assessment centres (including mobile and temporary sites)
  • Participating community labs 
  • Participating pharmacies

Effective Dec. 11, 2020, individuals requiring a COVID-19 test for international travel clearance are no longer eligible for a publicly funded COVID-19 test in Ontario. Asymptomatic testing (testing for those who don’t have symptoms) is available through select pharmacies, including tests required for travel.

Find an Ontario testing location near you to get a COVID‑19 test.

Schedule an appointment at one of Niagara Health’s Assessment Centres. Please note we do not accept walk-ins.

Book a COVID-19 test appointment online or call 905-378-4647 ext. 42819 (4-CV19).

Only make an appointment if you are:

  • Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms;
  • Have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by a public health unit or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app;
  • A resident or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by the local public health unit;
  • Eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

COVID-19 testing criteria


St. Catharines Assessment Centre

Open Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The St. Catharines Assessment Centre is located off First Street Louth behind the Walker Family Cancer Centre.

Please arrive at the designated appointment time and do not come early.

St. Catharines Assessment Centre.

Niagara Falls Assessment Centre

Open Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Niagara Falls Assessment Centre is located in the main hospital building at 5546 Portage Road. The centre has a dedicated entrance off North Street, just east of the Emergency Department.

Please arrive at the designated appointment time and do not come early.

Greater Niagara General Assessment Centre.

Prepare for your appointment:

Ontario residents are asked to please bring your Ontario Health Card to your appointment. If you do not have an Ontario Health Card, please bring another piece of identification.

Please wear a mask.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for what to expect during your appointment, how to see your test results and more.

For safety reasons, the Assessment Centre has a separate entrance from the hospital. Those being tested for COVID-19 are asked not to arrive at the main entrance or through the Emergency Department.

Niagara Health System