Book an Appointment for Your COVID-19 Test

COVID-19 test appointments are only open to high-risk individuals and other priority groups identified by the Ministry of Health. Please read each question carefully to determine your eligibility status. Under the direction of Ontario Health, Hamilton Public Health Services and its healthcare partners, including St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and Hamilton Health Sciences, have updated testing eligibility to prioritize testing for those at greatest risk. Learn more about eligibility from Ontario Health.

Individuals with symptoms indicative of COVID-19 can be presumed to be infected with COVID-19. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please isolate and inform your close contacts.

If you think you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 right away. Anyone experiencing moderate to severe illness or worsening symptoms should seek care through their primary care practitioner or urgent care services. Visit if you are unsure which healthcare service to use for your concerns. 

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 St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and by providing your email address, you consent to receive communications about any future St. Joe’s appointments by email. If you wish to opt out of receiving appointment information by email, please contact our registration agents or your care team.

Need help booking?

For help with appointments at the Ontario Health Pop-Up Assessment Centre at Mohawk College, please call 1-844-930-4071.

For help with appointments at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Assessment Centre on Upper James and Hamilton Health Sciences Assessment Centre at West End Clinic, please call 289-778-1465 (open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 7 days a week).


Are you currently experiencing any of these issues? Call 911 if you are.

  • Severe difficulty breathing (struggling for each breath, can only speak in single words)
  • Severe chest pain (constant tightness or crushing sensation)
  • Feeling confused or unsure of where you are
  • Losing consciousness

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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.