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Visitor Information at Niagara Health

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Updated February 11

St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland Assessment Centres

Testing at Niagara Health's COVID-19 Assessment Centres is available by appointment only.

Assessment Centres are prioritizing testing for those most at risk for having COVID-19.

If you are looking to be tested for COVID-19, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Do you meet the eligibility criteria?

Step 2: Book your appointment online or by phone

Step 3: Important reminders for those coming to our Assessment Centres.

Step 4: Access your test results.

Click here to see maps to our centres

Step 1: Do you meet the eligibility criteria?

Members of the public should only seek testing at an Assessment Centre if they are:

  • Showing COVID-19 symptoms;
  • Have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by their 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 their local public health unit; and
  • Eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care. Visit for a full list of testing criteria.

You can also take the Ontario government’s self-assessment to receive a recommendation on what to do if you’re worried you were exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms.

A select number of pharmacies in Niagara are offering testing by appointment only to those without COVID symptoms. Please visit the Ontario Government's website for a full list of testing locations. 

Our Assessment Centres are no longer testing individuals who are travelling outside of Canada and require a COVID-19 test. Learn other options for travel-related testing here.

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Step 2: Book your appointment online or by phone.

Our Assessment Centres are available by appointment only to those who meet the criteria. To book an appointment:

 Schedule a date and time for testing online.

Book appointment

 Call 905-378-4647 ext. 42819 (4-CV19).

Staff at the Assessment Centre will return calls as soon as possible to schedule a date and time for testing.

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Step 3: Important reminders for those coming to our Assessment Centres.

If you are an Ontario resident, you will need to bring your Ontario Health Card to the Assessment Centre with you when you arrive for testing. If you do not have an Ontario Health Card, please bring another piece of identification.

Please wear a mask.

For safety reasons, Assessment Centres have separate entrances from the hospital. Those being tested for COVID-19 are asked not to arrive at the main entrance or through the Emergency Department. See below for maps to our centres.

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Step 4: Access your test results.

 Download the COVID-19 Assessment Centres and Testing Toolkit, which includes information about Assessment Centre locations, testing process and how to access test results.

You can visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.

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St. Catharines Assessment Centre

Open Monday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Drive-through entrance to the centre is located behind the Walker Family Cancer Centre at the rear of the St. Catharines Site at 1200 Fourth Ave. The centre has a dedicated entrance off First St. Louth.

Please do not come early to your appointment, please show up at the designated appointment time.

St. Catharines Assessment Centre

Niagara Falls Assessment Centre

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

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

Niagara Falls Assessment Centre

Welland Assessment Centre

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Welland Assessment Centre is located in the auditorium of the Welland Site at 115 MacLean Place. The dedicated parking spots can be accessed from Plymouth Road and Nightingale Place. 

Welland AC Map

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