Do I need a test?
The Province sets the criteria for testing. Please refer to the Province’s website for the latest COVID-19 test and testing location information (external link) and review carefully.
Select pharmacies in Halton region (external link) are now offering COVID-19 testing to individuals without symptoms who meet the province’s testing criteria (external link). Some pharmacies offer rapid testing for international outbound travel. Fees may apply. For a listing of pharmacies offering testing, please refer to COVID-19 testing locations (external link)
Please note that testing is strongly recommended for people who are symptomatic (showing symptoms of COVID-19) or have had symptoms in the past 10 days.
Asymptomatic testing or testing for low-risk exposures is not recommended at this time. Please refer to the provincial testing criteria (external link) for more information.
How do I get a test?
Local hospitals are responsible for administering COVID-19 assessment and testing for those individuals who meet the province’s eligibility criteria (external link).
To maintain physical distancing and avoid crowding, testing is by appointment only. There are no “walk-in” testing sites in Halton region.
I am a resident of Oakville, Milton or Halton Hills:
I am a resident of Burlington:
Getting to a testing location
- When travelling to the testing location, travel alone if you can, to avoid possibly exposing others to COVID-19.
- If you must be a passenger in a vehicle, wear a mask and sit in the back seat with the windows down.
- Do not use public transportation. If you must take a taxi or ride share, make sure your nose and mouth are always covered, and wear a mask. Take note of the taxi company/rideshare name and driver information (for example, name/operator number) in case there is a need to contact them
I would still like a test. How can I get assessed to determine if I should be tested?
Other options for assessment:
If you are experiencing severe symptoms, please go to your nearest Emergency Department or call 911.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call 311.