Assessment Centres in WDG

Going to an assessment centre to be tested for COVID-19? Please review the following information as it has been recently updated.
Please Note: COVID-19 Assessment Centres in WDG are walk-in only and do not book appointments.
  • No referral is needed.
  • Bring your health card with you (if you have one). It is OK if it is expired. Presenting your health card allows you to:
    • Check your test results online. Public Health only calls those who test positive.
    • Be treated or prescribed medication for other respiratory conditions if needed and if this option is available at your assessment centre.
    • Move through the testing process quicker.
  • Do not go to a Public Health office, we do not provide testing.
  • You will receive further instruction from the clinician at the assessment centre based on your individual assessment.
  • Be prepared for increased wait times at the assessment centres.

Please note:  COVID-19 Testing Guidelines were recently updated by the Ministry of Health please read the following information carefully.

Testing is available for the following populations:

Asymptomatic, risk-based testing.

Starting on September 25, individuals can get tested for COVID-19 by booking an appointment at select pharmacies if you are:

  • not showing symptoms, and
  • eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

Symptomatic risk-based testing:

Go to any assessment centre to be tested if you have at least one of the following symptoms of COVID-19, even for mild symptoms: 

  • fever 
  • new onset of cough 
  • difficulty breathing
  • chills
  • fatigue, malaise, myalgia (muscle aches)
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • runny, stuffy or congested nose
  • lost sense of smell or taste
  • pink eye
  • difficulty swallowing
  • digestive issues (nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain) or
  • for young children and infants:
    • sluggishness or lack of appetite
    • multisystem inflammatory vasculitis

OR

  • Have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by your 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 your 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.
     
  • Visitor requirements to resume INDOOR visits in long-term care
    • Prior to each indoor visit, the visitor must: Attest to home staff that the visitor has tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous 2 weeks and subsequently not tested positive. The home is not responsible for providing the testing. Please go to any assessment centre to be tested. Note. Testing is not required for outdoor visits at long-term care facilities and is also no longer required to visit other congregate living settings..

Assessment Centre Locations and Information

  • Guelph COVID-19 Assessment Centre
    • 400 Southgate Drive (new location as of September 11 at 8:00 a.m.)
    • Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday and holidays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
    • Can test individuals aged 3 months and older. 
    • Please note: Doors may be closed earlier than the posted time due to high volumes.
  • Headwaters COVID-19 Assessment Centre (Orangeville)
    • 140 Rolling Hills Drive via Highway 10 in Orangeville.
    • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 7 days per week. Holiday hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note, the last car will be added to the line at 4:30 p.m.
    • Can test individuals 2 years of age and older.
  • Rural Wellington COVID-19 Assessment Centre 
    • Legacy Groves, 235 Union Street East, Fergus
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (closed from 12:30-1:30 p.m). Closed on weekends.
    • Can test individuals 2 years of age and older.

​Pharmacy locations:

To find a participating pharmacy visit  COVID-19 Testing to Pharmacies

Check our Testing and Results page for more information about: 

  • What happens after I am tested?
  • Checking COVID-19 lab test results on the online portal