COVID-19 Assessment Centre

COVID-19 Assessment Centre


CHANGES AS OF SEPTEMBER 22nd 

 

The COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Winchester is at the Lions Club Hall at 515 Albert Street and is open from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 12 pm. 

 

****  Beginning September 22nd, you need to book an appointment for your test before you come to the Centre. Please call 613-801-2333  from Monday to Friday, between 8 am and 12 pm to confirm your appointment time. ****

 

We are experiencing a very high demand for tests. Our team is working very hard and we appreciate your patience.  

Anyone experiencing severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing should call 911 or go to the hospital emergency room.
For full details about the Assessment Centre, visit www.wdmh.on.ca/assessmentcentre.

 

COVID-19 vaccinations are no longer available at this location. For the nearest vaccination clinic, visit www.eohu.ca

If your symptoms are severe, please go to your nearest emergency department. 

 

Who Should Come to the Assessment Centre?

 

Ontario has updated its COVID-19 testing guidelines to prioritize tests for those who need them most. Ontarians should only seek testing at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre if you are: 

  • Showing COVID-19 symptoms;
  • 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; 
  • Work or are a resident in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by your local public health unit; or
  • Eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care.
Population groups that can currently access a test at an assessment centre if they are asymptomatic include:
  • Residents or workers in long-term care homes
  • Visitors to a long-term care home 
  • Residents or workers in homeless shelters 
  • International students that have passed their 14 day quarantine period
  • Farmworkers 
  • Indigenous communities or other setting-specific populations, as outlined in CMOH guidance (e.g., asymptomatic cancer patients). 

Targeted testing populations may change from time to time. Please confirm eligibility with your health care provider before seeking testing. 

 

For more details, visit the Ministry website or call the Eastern Ontario Health Unit at 1-800-267-7120.

 

Testing at Pharmacies



Those without symptoms who would like to get a test are asked to do so at one of the pharmacies offering COVID-19 tests.

You can find a list of pharmacies here:  COVID-19 testing locations (ontario.ca)


Where is the Assessment Centre?


  • The Assessment Centre is in the Lions Club Hall at 515 Albert Street. 
  • Parking is at the back of the hall. Please be respectful of our neighbours and do not park in private parking spaces or on the road where you might be blocking access for other vehicles to pass.
  • There is signage to direct you.

When is it open?

  • It is open from 8 am to noon from Monday to Friday. Tests are by appointment only.

What happens at the Assessment Centre?

  • Once you are called into the Assessment Centre, you will sanitize your hands and put on a mask. You will be screened, tested (if deemed appropriate), and provided with further directions. These directions may be to go home with no action required at this time; home on self-isolation to await a test result; or onward to the WDMH Emergency Department for further assessment at WDMH.
  • Please bring your health card or one piece of identification. 
  • Patients should come alone unless they require support or an interpreter.
  • The Assessment Centre is not a walk-in medical clinic and cannot provide “doctor sick notes”.

Getting Your Test Results 


  • COVID-19 lab test results are available online. Find the self-serve portal here.
  • If you are unable to access your results online after 7 days, you can call the Winchester COVID-19 Assessment Centre at 613-608-3756 between 10 and 11 am from Monday to Friday for a verbal report. Please note: This number is for test results only and should not be used for other Assessment Centre or hospital-related questions. 
  • If you would like a hard/paper copy of your results, please call the WDMH Health Records department at 613-774-2420 ext. 6360.
  • Watch a video about how COVID-19 tests are processed

More Questions?


The Assessment Centre is being operated by Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) staff and physicians, in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU).  This centre is exclusively for the purpose of COVID-19 assessments.

Lions Hall          centre team