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Schedule an appointment at one of Niagara Health Assessment Centres.

Please note: Walk-ins are not accepted.

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

Only book an appointment with Niagara Health 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.
  • If you do not match these criteria, please find another testing centre near you.

Arrive at the designated appointment time and please do not come early.


What to bring to your appointment


  • your Ontario health (OHIP) card (you can still get tested if you do not have one)
  • a face covering or mask (wear one at all times)
  • assistive or accessibility devices (if you need them)

If possible, please avoid bringing people with you (if they are not getting tested as well).

If you need someone with you during the test, please call 905-378-4647 ext. 42819 (4-CV19) ahead of time to confirm if this is possible.


Where to go


For safety reasons, Assessment Centres have a separate entrance from the hospital. Please go directly to the Assessment Centre and do not enter the main entrance or through the Emergency Department.

St. Catharines Assessment Centre hours:

  • Open Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Open Wednesday and Friday through Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Located off First Street Louth behind the Walker Family Cancer Centre. If you are coming to the St. Catharines Assessment Centre by foot, please walk up to the entrance booth and identify if you would like to be seen in the drive-through or inside. The staff member operating the entrance booth will provide further instructions.

St. Catharines Assessment Centre.

Niagara Falls Assessment Centre hours:

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

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.

Greater Niagara General Assessment Centre.

Niagara Health System