Niagara Health is re-opening its COVID-19 drive-through assessment centre at the St. Catharines Site on Tuesday, Sept. 21 due to an increase in demand for testing.
The St. Catharines Site assessment centre will be in addition to the Greater Niagara General assessment centre in Niagara Falls. The operating hours for both locations will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week, including all holidays.
“As we enter the fall season and now that many students are back to school, we are seeing an increased need for testing,” says Zeau Ismail, Director, Interprofessional Practice, Ethics and Research Administration, and Director Lead, COVID-19 Assessment Centres and Vaccine Clinic. “We encourage anyone who needs a test based on the criteria to book one. This virus is highly contagious so early detection is important for managing the fourth wave.”
As of Sept. 15, Niagara Health is caring for 12 admitted patients with COVID-19, including four in the ICU. Of the 12 patients admitted, 11 are unvaccinated.
Book a COVID-19 test appointment online or call 905-378-4647 ext. 42819 (4-CV19). Please note that we do not accept walk-ins for COVID-19 testing at either location.
Make an appointment for a COVID-19 test 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.
Please arrive at the designated appointment time and do not come early.
For more information, please visit our Assessment Centre page.