St. Joseph’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre

In response to the rapidly spreading and highly transmissible Omicron variant, the Ontario government has updated its COVID-19 testing guidelines. New guidance on eligibility for PCR testing was released on Dec. 30, 2021 from the Province of OntarioNew appointments for PCR testing at the St. Joseph’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre will be available for eligible individuals only. Current appointments for a test at the Assessment Centre will be honoured at the booked date and time.

If you are looking to book an appointment, please visit this website to learn more about who is eligible for testing in Ontario.

Please be advised that the City of Toronto and TTC are currently doing construction work around St. Joseph’s. Please plan ahead for your appointment. More information on this impact.

Book an appointment at the St. Joseph’s Assessment Centre.


If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms, please see instructions for self-isolation here.

St. Joseph’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre provides screening, assessment and testing for eligible individuals.

This Assessment Centre is not a Take Home Kit (THK) drop-off site. The three participating Assessment Centres where you can drop off your kits are:

  • SickKids Hospital
  • Women’s College Hospital
  • Michael Garron Hospital

More information can be found on the information page in your Take Home Kit.

Effective December 31, PCR testing is only available for high-risk individuals who are symptomatic or who are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19. This includes people with serious medical conditions as well as workers in healthcare, long-term care homes and other congregate settings. Therefore, PCR testing is no longer recommended for all individuals in the community with COVID-19 symptoms.

Before seeking out a COVID-19 test, please read the full list of individuals eligible for a PCR test per Ontario Government guidance.

Follow the isolation instructions set out by the province of Ontario.

Sunnyside Building, 1st floor – enter through the Sunnyside Avenue entrance

  • Open 8 am to 8 pm daily (7 days a week)
  • BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

What to bring:

A valid Ontario Health card, if you have one, as it will help you access your test results online when they are available.

What will happen when you arrive:

  • You will be asked to clean your hands.
  • You will be given a mask and asked to put it on.
  • You will be screened.
  • If you meet the provincial testing guidelines , you will be seen by a member of our health care team in an isolated space.

Please note: Translation services are available.

You can find your COVID-19 test results by visiting the following website: covid-19.ontario.ca.

You need to have your OHIP number ready to check your results through the website. Our average turnaround times are between 48-72 hours. In the event of an unexpected surge in volume, turnaround times may be longer.

Please note: In order to access your results online once they are available, you will need to bring a valid green Ontario photo health card with you to the Assessment Centre when you come for a test. Those who do not bring their health card, who have an old red and white health card or who do not have a valid health card will not be able to access their results online.

You can also access your result through MyChart at https://www.mychart.ca/ if you have already registered for MyChart.

Last updated January 05, 2022