Assessment Centres in WDG

Going to an assessment centre to be tested for COVID-19? Please note:

  • No referral is needed.
  • COVID-19 Assessment Centres in the WDG area are walk-in only and do not book appointments.
  • Bring your health card with you (if you have one). It is OK if it is expired. Presenting your health card allows you to:
    • Check your test results online. Public Health only calls those who test positive.
    • Be treated or prescribed medication for other respiratory conditions if needed and if this option is available at your assessment centre.
    • Move through the testing process quicker.
  • You may go to any assessment centre to be tested. Do not go to a Public Health office, we do not provide testing.
  • You will receive further instruction from the clinician at the assessment centre based on your individual assessment.
  • Be prepared for increased wait times at the assessment centres.

Testing is available for the following populations:

  • Asymptomatic, risk-based testing:
    • People who are concerned that they have been exposed to COVID-19. This includes people who are contacts of or may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case.
    • People who are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their employment, including essential workers (e.g., health care workers, grocery store employees, food processing plants).
  • Symptomatic testing: All people with at least one symptom of COVID-19, even for mild symptoms. Please go to an assessment centre if you have at least one of the following symptoms:
    • fever 
    • new onset of cough 
    • difficulty breathing
    • chills
    • fatigue, malaise, myalgia (muscle aches)
    • headache
    • sore throat
    • runny, stuffy or congested nose
    • lost sense of smell or taste
    • pink eye
    • difficulty swallowing
    • digestive issues (nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain) or
    • for young children and infants:
      • sluggishness or lack of appetite
      • multisystem inflammatory vasculitis
  • Visitor requirements to resume INDOOR visits in long-term care
    • Prior to each indoor visit, the visitor must: Attest to home staff that the visitor has tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous 2 weeks and subsequently not tested positive. The home is not responsible for providing the testing. Please go to any assessment centre to be tested. Note. Testing is not required for outdoor visits at long-term care facilities and is also no longer required to visit other congregate living settings..

Assessment Centre Locations and Information

  • Guelph COVID-19 Assessment Centre
    • 400 Southgate Drive (new location as of September 11 at 8:00 a.m.)
    • Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday and holidays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
    • Please note: Doors may be closed earlier than the posted time due to high volumes.
  • Headwaters COVID-19 Assessment Centre (Orangeville)
    • 140 Rolling Hills Drive via Highway 10 in Orangeville.
    • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 7 days per week. Holiday hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note, the last car will be added to the line at 4:30 p.m.
  • Rural Wellington COVID-19 Assessment Centre (Mount Forest)
    • Legacy Groves, 235 Union Street East, Fergus
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (closed from 12:30-1:30 p.m). Closed on weekends.

Check our Testing and Results page for more information about: 

  • What happens after I am tested?
  • Checking COVID-19 lab test results on the online portal