COVID-19 Testing

Man Being Tested for COVID-19

Contact(s)

Take a self-assessment to help determine if you should get tested.

Book an appointment to be tested for COVID-19 by calling an assessment centre. Keep in mind that assessment centres do not accept walk-ins.

Workplace Requirement:
As per Ministry guidelines, Assessment Centres will no longer provide tests for workplace screening programs. Employees with no symptoms should not be sent there.

Where to Get Tested

Almaguin (East Parry Sound Mobile Assessment Centre)

Book an appointment: 705-774-8378

Location: South River Ambulance Base, 11313 Hwy 124, South River

This location does not test people who are in need of a COVID-19 swab for travel purposes. 

Bracebridge COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Book an appointment: 1-888-383-7009; press 1 for Bracebridge

Location: 75 Ann Street, Bracebridge. The Assessment Centre is located in a portable adjacent to the helipad at the back of the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital property. It is not located inside the hospital.

Huntsville COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Book an appointment: 1-888-383-7009; press 2 for Huntsville

To learn more visit the Town of Huntsville Huntsville.ca/covid19

Location: Active Living Centre, 20 Park Drive, Huntsville

Mattawa COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Book an appointment: 705-744-5511 ext. 3010

Location: Hôpital de Mattawa Hospital, 217 Turcotte Pk Rd, Mattawa

North Bay

If you have symptoms:

NBRHC Community COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Located at the North Bay Regional Health Centre.

Please call 705-474-8600 ext. 4110 to book an appointment for testing.

If you don't have symptoms:

Antigen testing is available at the Lakeshore Drive and Josephine Street Shoppers Drug Mart locations.

If you are travelling internationally:

Visit www.rapidscreen.ca to book a test for travel. There is a fee for this service

West Nipissing COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Book an appointment:705-753-3110 ext. 357.

Location: in the West Nipissing General Hospital Medical Clinic at 172 Ethel Street, Pod #5. 

Hours: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday

A parking token will be provided to clients attending the COVID-19 Assessment Centre. 

West Parry Sound COVID-19 Assessment Centre

For people with COVID-19 symptoms, call 705-746-4540 ext. 5030 to book an appointment.

For people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19, call 705-746-4540 ext. 5036 to book an appointment.

Location: 70 Joseph St., Unit 105-106, Parry Sound, entrance at the back door, please ring doorbell at the time of your appointment and stand back past the sign as directed.

Rapid Antigen Tests

RATs are an additional screening method to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces. Since they are used for employees with no symptoms, some workplaces may require RATs as part of their vaccine policy. 
  • Employers can choose to have workers test on-site or at home before entering the work premises.
  • RATs take about 15 minutes to produce results.
  • RATs can be used on an individual up to 2-3 times per week.
  • RATs are not to be used to screen customers/clients or the general public.
  • Rapid Antigen Testing is now available at participating pharmacies.

IMPORTANT: Symptomatic employees should not use RATs and instead be instructed to self-isolate and arrange to be tested at an Assessment Centre. Workers should not be at work if symptomatic. Assessment Centres do not have the capacity to function as a workplace testing screening program and employees with no symptoms should not be sent there. 

For more information about RATs, please visit ontario.ca/TestingOnSite.

RAT Training

Anyone who is trained can perform RATs. To be considered trained, watch and review the Testing materials on Ontario Health's COVID-19 Health System Response Materials webpage. Click the link below and scroll down to Training and Resources.

Get Trained

More Information

To check if your workplace is eligible to get free RATs through the Provincial Antigen Screening Program, please visit the Government of Ontario website.

The Chambers of Commerce in North Bay, West Nipissing, and Parry Sound are offering RATs for small businesses. Please visit the links below for more information:

North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce Rapid Antigen Screening Program 

West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce Rapid Tests 

Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce Rapid Tests 

Test Results

Getting Your Results from a test completed at a local Assessment Centre

  • Test results are taking roughly 48 hours to come back. Visit the Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Test Result website to access your results. Once you get your results, instructions will be provided to you online. For more information, see COVID-19 testing.
  • If your test result is indeterminate, check back in 24 hours as it may mean the test is still in progress.
  • If you have been tested for COVID-19 and do not have a health card, please contact the Health Unit at 1-844-478-1400 for support with accessing your results.

Please Note:

  • Test results are only a snapshot in time. People can be exposed to COVID-19 and test negative before the virus reveals itself.
  • People with negative results can still be infected with COVID-19 after they are tested.

More information: COVID-19 testing.

North Bay

345 Oak Street West
705-474-1400

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302
705-746-5801

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)
1-800-563-2808