Find a COVID-19 Testing Centre
Find the closest location for you to get a COVID-19 test or clinical assessment
Take the COVID-19 self-assessment first to receive recommendations on what to do if you have symptoms of illness or tested positive for COVID-19. Take it for yourself or on behalf of someone else.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are two main publicly-funded types of COVID‑19 tests available in Ontario:
- molecular tests (which includes polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid molecular testing)
- rapid antigen tests
Both polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid molecular tests are collected by a health care professional, or another trained individual, who swab your nose or throat. At home PCR self-collection tests are also available and can be used by individuals to perform the test at home and be dropped off at a testing location for processing.
PCR samples are sent to a lab to be tested and you get the results in a couple days. Samples taken during rapid molecular testing do not need to be sent to a lab and results are generally available the same day.
Rapid antigen tests detect certain proteins in the virus to confirm the presence of COVID‑19. A sample, which can be self-collected, is taken using a swab in the nose and/or throat and can produce a result in as little as 15 minutes.
Rapid antigen tests are available to the public for free.
The provincial self-assessment tool is for those who have symptoms of or tested positive for COVID-19. Once complete, it will provide recommednations on what to do next.
The self-assessment is only meant as an aid and cannot diagnose you. Anyone who is sick or has any symptoms of illness, including those not listed in this self-assessment tool, should stay home and seek assessment from a health care provider if needed.
Consult a health care provider if you have medical questions.