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COVID-19 Assessment Centres closed on Labour Day

Posted Sep 4th, 2020

Niagara Health’s three COVID-19 Assessment Centres, located in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, and Welland, will be closed on Labour Day, Monday, September 7.

Although the Assessment Centres will be closed, care is still available to the community through Niagara Health’s Emergency Departments or Urgent Care Centres. For more information about Emergency and Urgent Care at Niagara Health, please visit Please note that Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centres will not complete routine COVID swabbing and those seeking to be tested for the virus are asked to make an appointment at an Assessment Centre upon reopening.

The St. Catharines and Niagara Falls Assessment Centres will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, with the Welland centre reopening at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9. They will maintain regular hours for the rest of the week.

The St. Catharines and Niagara Falls Assessment Centres are normally open from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Sunday and the Welland Assessment Centre’s regular hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

People experiencing symptoms or who believe they may have been exposed to COVID are encouraged to call 905-378-4647 ext. 42819 (4-CV19). Patients calling in will be given an appointment and instructions on how to access the centres.

Assessment Centres accept walk-ins until 4 p.m. on the days of operation; however, patients are encouraged to call ahead which is the quickest and most efficient way to get tested. 

Please visit to learn more about the region’s three Assessment Centres.

Niagara Health System