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Who should not visit an assessment centre?

People with mild symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection (cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, and joint aches, and may also include nausea, diarrhea and stomach pains) OR fever, who are not at high-risk of transmission to larger groups (see below)

  • Instead, self-isolate at home for 14 days

People with no symptoms who have travelled outside of Canada in the last 4 days:

  • Instead, self-isolate at home for 14 days

People with no symptoms who have not travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days:

  • Instead, self-monitor for 14 days
  • Practice social distancing

Who should visit an assessment centre?

People with mild symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection (cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, and joint aches, and may also include nausea, diarrhea and stomach pains) OR fever, AND

Are at high risk of transmission to larger groups of people including:

  • Those who work within at-risk settings including any health care setting (e.g., acute care, complex continuing care and rehabilitation hospitals; primary care; paramedics; long-term care homes; retirement homes; reactivation centres; dialysis centres), congregate settings (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, respite centres, correctional facilities); school or childcare centre
  • Those who reside in vulnerable settings including acute care, complex continuing care and rehabilitation hospitals; long-term care homes; retirement homes; reactivation centres; congregate settings (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, respite centres, correctional facilities) and those who are patients at dialysis centres

Symptomatic patients should self-isolate while waiting to reach Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or seeking medical attention.

OHIP coverage is not required to be seen at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre. The assessment is provided at no cost to the individual.

Unsure if you need to visit an Assessment Centre?

If you are unsure if you need to visit a COVID-19 Assessment Centre, please:

  • Complete the online questionnaire to see if you need to visit an assessment centre: covid19toronto.ca
  • Call your primary health provider

Symptomatic patients should self-isolate while waiting to reach Telehealth Ontario or seeking medical attention.

Who should go to the nearest Emergency Department?

People who have symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection (cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, and joint aches, and may also include nausea, diarrhea and stomach pains) and any of the following more severe symptoms:

  • shortness of breath when walking, exercising, or at rest, which is unusual
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • weakness that impairs ability to carry out activities of daily living, such as showering, preparing meals, and dressing
  • lethargy or drowsiness
  • dizziness

If you are not well enough to take personal transportation, call 911.

Symptomatic infants less than 6 months of age with fever and/or respiratory symptoms should always be assessed in the emergency department.