Book an Appointment for Your COVID-19 Test

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has reached a pivotal moment in a three-year campaign to protect the health and safety of our patients, healthcare workers and the community. The COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre and the Flu, COVID and Cold Clinic at the West 5th Campus will be closed the end of March. The move is in response to a sustained drop in the prevalence of COVID-19 and a decline in appointment bookings for testing, attributed to uptake in vaccinations, higher levels of immunity, and declining circulation of the virus in the community.

More than 390,000 tests have been done at the Testing and Assessment Centre during the past three years.
The success of this centre would not have been possible had it not been for the commitment and resolve of St. Joe’s dedicated healthcare workers and our partners from family health teams. We are proud of your efforts and thank everyone who had a hand in helping us reach this milestone.

The last day of operation for both the Testing and Assessment Centre and the Flu, COVID and Cold Clinic was Friday, March 31, 2023.

Following March 31, ready access to COVID-19 testing in the community through most pharmacies is available for the public. Visit the City of Hamilton COVID-19 Testing web page for a list of participating pharmacies.

We also encourage everyone to know all of their health-care options:

  • If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1.
  • Contact your family doctor.
  • Go to to learn more.

For questions about your previous results, please contact Public Health.

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The St. Joe’s West 5th COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre in the Hamilton region was 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 9-1-1.