Think you might have COVID-19?

Take a self-assessment

You can take a self-assessment to help you decide if you need a test.

Find a testing location

Find a testing location and learn what to expect during your test.

Check your results

After you’ve been tested, get your results online.

Screen before school

Answer these questions before leaving for school.

If you are experiencing Symptoms of COVID -19 or would like to know more information please contact:
Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000
Northwestern Health Unit
COVID-19 hotline: 1-866-468-2240

COVID-19 Assessment Centres

COVID-19 Assessment Centre’s (assessment centre) are dedicated for individuals experiencing possible symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

These assessment centre’s are by appointment only. For safety reasons, “walk in” appointments are strictly prohibited. Not everyone who attends the clinic will be swabbed.

How to access the centre:

  1. It is recommended you complete the ministry online assessment tool at
  2. Please contact Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or the Northwestern Health Unit (1-807-468-7109) so they may determine if you require an appointment at the assessment centre.
  3. If you require an appointment, Telehealth Ontario or the Northwestern Health Unit will contact the COVID-19 Assessment Center to identify your need for an appointment.
  4. Our assessment centres will then contact you to schedule the appointment.
  5. Once you arrive, please read the instructions posted, and ensure you follow them.

What will happen at the assessment centre:

  • You will be required to wear a disposable mask provided by the nurse and use hand sanitizer when entering the facility.
  • You are to attend your scheduled appointment alone; except an adult may accompany a child, frail elderly, person with disability, or an individual acting as an interpreter.
  • You will be asked for your OHIP card.
  • You will be screened for symptoms, travel and contact history.
  • Nurses will assess vital signs, such as temperature and blood pressure.
  • Screening will determine if you require a nose swab.
  • The Northwestern Health Unit will follow up with you after your results are received and ensure that any further direction/instruction is provided to you.

COVID-19 Assessment
Centres Locations:


Community: Fort Frances
Location: Community Counselling Building (206 Victoria Avenue)
Entrance: Victoria Street entrance. On-site directions will be given.
Hours: Open (7 days a week 8:00am till 4:00pm)


Community: Rainy River
Location: Rainy River Health Centre (115 Fourth Street)
Entrance: Entrance off Mill Avenue near back of health centre. On-site directions will be given.
Hours: Open (7 days a week 1:00pm till 3:00pm)


Community: Dryden
Location: Dingwall Medical Clinic Building (40 Goodall Street)
Entrance: Patients may enter at the first exterior entrance on the left (old Hearing Centre). The entrance is marked, do not enter the Dingwall Medical Clinic.
Hours: Open (Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm)


Community: Kenora
Location: Lake of the Woods District Hospital (21 Sylvan Street)
Entrance: Entrance is at the former land ambulance base next to Paterson Medical Clinic.
Hours: Open (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm)


Community: Sioux Lookout
Location: Meno Ya Win Health Centre (1 Meno Ya Win Way)
Entrance: Out-of-hospital clinic located in the parking lot at the hospital’s Main Entrance.
Hours: Open (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)


*Hours of assessment operation may change, as required.