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Rexdale Community Health Centre now offers free COVID-19 testing services for everyone. Walk-ins are also accepted.

Take a look at our walk-in dates and times:

COVID-19 Testing without Appointment
COVID-19 Testing without Appointment (Weekends Only)
Patient Handout – Paxlovid – EN
Eligibility Criteria for COVID-19 PCR Testing in Ontario
COVID-19 Testing Locations and Clinical Assessment Centres

Who Can Be Tested at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre?

If any of the following is applicable to you, you may schedule for a PCR testing at the Assessment Centre:

  • You are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (click here for reference) and part of any of the following:
    • Hospitalized patients
    • Patients in Emergency Departments, at the discretion of the treating clinician
    • Patient-facing health care workers
    • Staff, residents, essential care providers, and visitors in hospitals and congregate living settings, including long-term care, retirement homes, First Nation elder care lodges, group homes, shelters, hospices, temporary foreign worker settings, and correctional institutions
    • Outpatients for whom COVID-19 treatment is being considered
    • Underhoused or homeless
    • Pregnant individuals
    • Household members of workers in highest risk settings (i.e., Hospitals and congregate living settings (e.g., LTCH, RTs, First Nation elder care lodges, group homes, shelters, hospices and correctional institutions)
    • First responders, including fire, police, and paramedics
  • You are from or travelling for work into First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities.
  • Elementary and secondary students and education staff who are symptomatic and have received a PCR self-collection kit from their school.
  • You are on admission/transfer to or from a congregate living setting or hospital.
  • You are at high-risk contact with asymptomatic/symptomatic patients in high risk settings with confirmed or suspected COVID outbreaks.
  • You have written prior approval for out-of-country medical care from the General Manager, OHIP.
  • You require asymptomatic testing as per the provincial guidance and/or directives in hospitals, long-term care, retirement homes, etc.

Other Information

Are you experiencing COVID-19 symptoms?

A 5-day isolation is mandatory for vaccinated individuals and children under 12 years old who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. If all public health and safety measures are followed and if symptoms are showing signs of improvement for at least 24 hours, the individual can end their isolation period after 5 days.

A 10-day isolation period will be required for unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and immunocompromised individuals.

Do you work or live in a high-risk healthcare setting, such as hospitals, long-term care, retirement homes, and other congregate living settings? Let your employer know immediately if you’re experiencing symptoms. People with symptoms should not report to work for 10 days from the onset of their symptoms or the day they got diagnosed. All household contacts are also required to isolate for the same duration as the individual with symptoms regardless of their vaccination status.

You may return to work earlier or on the seventh day of your isolation provided that you have a negative PCT test or two negative rapid antigen tests on the sixth and seventh day.

For more concerns about your COVID-19 symptoms, talk to your physician or healthcare provider to receive guidance. Contact 911 immediately if you require immediate medical attention due to shortness of breath or chest pain.

If you feel unwell but do not have symptoms of COVID-19, isolate until your condition improves for at least 24 hours.

Where you exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19?

Are you fully vaccinated, not experiencing any symptoms, and not living together with the confirmed case you’ve been in contact with?

You are advised to:

  • Self-monitor yourself for 10 days since the last time you interacted with a COVID positive case.
  • Meticulously follow health and safety measures, such as masking, physical distancing, and other public health measures.
  • Steer clear of any high-risk settings or people who are at high risk of getting COVID-19.

Are you not fully vaccinated or are you immunocompromised?

You are advised to immediately isolate for 10 days. If you are living together with the confirmed case, isolate for the length of their isolation period.

Did you get a positive test result?

If you have COVID-19 based on a positive test result (PCR, rapid molecular or rapid antigen) and fully vaccinated or under the age of 12, you are required to isolate for 5 days.

A 10-day isolation period will be required for unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and immunocompromised individuals. All household contacts of the positive individual must also isolate themselves regardless of their vaccination status.

Other Testing Options

Cold/Flu/COVID Clinic

Rexdale Community Health Centre offers a free COVID-19 testing services for everyone and accepts patients with moderate symptoms common to the flu, cold, or COVID-19.

Our clinic physicians will provide patients with a medical assessment and guide them on the next steps for their care.

Your local Pharmacy
Find your nearest pharmacy in Ontario at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/assessment-centre-locations
Pop-up testing in the community
Community pop-up testing sites are free and open to the public. Ask your local public health officials and authorities to know your community’s testing sites.
Your family doctor
Your primary doctor or healthcare provider can guide you on your medical care. Consult with them and continue following public health and safety measures.

Locations

Rexdale CHC Main Office
Rexdale CHC Hub
Rexdale CHC 222 Dixon

Other Resources

Hotlines

Telehealth Ontario
1-866-797-0000

Toronto Public Health
416-338-7600

Self-Assessment Tool

You can use the Government of Ontario’s self-assessment tool to help determine if you need to seek further care.

Self-Assessment Tool

Access your test results

If you have taken a COVID-19 test, you can access and view your test results from the Ministry of Health online through a new user-friendly tool. This is maintained by Ontario Health on behalf of the Ministry.

Access your results

Other Resources

Schedule a COVID-19 Testing Appointment at Rexdale Community Health Centre!

COVID-19 Testing without Appointment
COVID-19 Testing without Appointment (Weekends Only)

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests: How to Collect a Sample
Tests antigéniques rapides pour la COVID-19 : prélèvement d’échantillon
What is a Rapid Antigen Test?
COVID-19 Provincial Testing Guidance

Please call 416-744-0066 for more information.