Book Your COVID-19 Test

Based on your response to the screening questions you are eligible for a COVID-19 test based on current provincial guidelines.

BEFORE BOOKING BELOW: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING AND ABIDE BY THE ISOLATION GUIDELINES THAT APPLY TO YOUR SCENARIO
Scenario One: Close contact with someone with COVID-19:

If you have had close contact with someone with COVID-19:

  • You need to self-isolate for 14 days and have a COVID test immediately, regardless of whether you are symptomatic or not.
  • If you develop symptoms while self-isolating, you need to have a COVID test.

  •  If you remain symptom-free, you need to have a second COVID test around Day 10 of your 14-day isolation period.

If any of your tests are positive, you have a COVID-19 infection and will need to self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of your symptoms, or date of your test if you had no symptoms.

If all of your tests are negative, you still need to complete your 14-day isolation period because it may take you this long to develop COVID-19.

  • While you are self-isolating, all of your household contacts also need to self-isolate, but can go out for essential purposes (ex. work, grocery shopping, medical appointments, school, childcare)
  • If you develop symptoms, all of your close contacts who are self-isolating cannot leave for essential purposes until your COVID test result returns:
    • If your test is negative, they can continue to go out for essential purposes.
    • If your test is positive, they are now close contacts of a COVID case and have to follow the close contact directions above.

 Scenario Two: COVID-19 symptoms without close contact to a confirmed case

You have symptoms of COVID-19 and are not a close contact with someone who has a confirmed case – you need to be tested and to self-isolate until you get your test results.

  • If your test is positive, you have a COVID-19 infection and need to self-isolate for 10 days.
  • If your test is negative, you need to self-isolate until your symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours.

Scenario Three: School children symptoms and testing

COVID-19 protocols now apply to students even if they only have one symptom. Students with any new or worsening symptom of COVID-19 must self-isolate until:

  • The student receives a negative COVID-19 test result;
  • The student receives an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional; or
  • It has been 10 days since their symptom onset and they are feeling better

While the ill student is in isolation, all of their household contacts also need to self-isolate until:

  • The symptomatic student receives a negative COVID-19 test result or an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional; or
  • 14 days from their last contact with the symptomatic student if the he/she is not tested for COVID-19.

For more information visit Hamilton Public Health Services COVID-19 page.

Please only book one appointment time slot below per individual requiring a COVID-19 test. This allows other people in our community to book appointments. If you need to cancel an appointment for any reason, or if you’ve booked more than one appointment and would like to cancel an appointment you do not plan to attend, click here.

By booking your appointment online, you acknowledge and agree to receive your appointment information by email.​ Your personal information is being collected through this site by the COVID Assessment Centre you select, and will only be used to schedule your appointment and to send your appointment confirmation by email.

Frequently Asked Questions about Booking an Appointment Online for a COVID-19 Test

The COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centres in the Hamilton region are a partnership between Hamilton Public Health Services, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton Paramedic Service, McMaster Family Health Team, Hamilton Family Health Team, Hamilton Family Medicine (HFAM) and Good Shepherd Centres. 

As always, regardless of need for a potential COVID-19 test, if someone is very ill and in need of immediate care, they should go to the nearest Urgent Care Centre, Emergency Department, or call 911.