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Getting tested for COVID-19

How to know if you should get tested and where you can go.

If you think you need to be tested for COVID-19:

Take a self-assessment

Symptoms of COVID-19

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough that's new or worsening, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Learn more about the range of symptoms.

If you have symptoms or have been tested

Access self-isolation and testing for more information about what to do if you have:

If you are a health care worker or work in a health care facility and have questions about self-isolation and testing, visit Health Professionals for more information.

The Ontario government has updated it's guidance for COVID-19 testing. Each assessment centre provides information about who can get tested at their location.

If your symptoms change or worsen, you may need to seek medical attention and get re-tested.

If you have any severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing or chest pain, call 911.

Timeline for test results

It can take approximately 7 days for Peel Public Health to provide your COVID-19 test results. You may be required to continue to self-isolate while you're waiting for test results. Access self-isolation and testing for more information.

Get your COVID-19 test results online

The Ontario government has an online portal so you can access your COVID-19 lab test results. This offers fast and secure access to test results on your computer or mobile device. Visit the COVID-19 online portal.

Other information

Peel Public Health has created a dashboard with information about COVID-19 cases in Peel. View dashboard.

Additional reports

Brampton

William Osler Assessment Centre at Peel Memorial
20 Lynch Street
Brampton, ON L6W 2Z8

Find hours of operation and more details at the Peel Memorial assessment centre.

Caledon

Headwaters Health Care Centre
(Hard-sided tent located at the top parking lot)
140 Rolling Hills Drive
Orangeville, ON L9W 4X8

Find hours of operation and more details at the Headwaters Health Care Centre.

Mississauga

Trillium Health Partners Assessment Centres

Mississauga Hospital
Clinical Administrative Building
15 Bronte College Court
Mississauga, ON J4Y 0K7

Credit Valley Hospital
Valley House
2200 Erin Mills Parkway
Mississauga, ON L5M 7S4

Find hours of operation and more details at the Trillium Health Partners assessment centres.

Questions about getting tested for COVID-19

Call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216. Call centre hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week.

Who should get tested for COVID-19

You may be tested if you have at least 1 symptom of COVID-19. Those without symptoms do not need to be tested.

Take the online self-assessment or check an assessment centre for more information.

The Ontario government has also prioritized certain groups for testing that are considered at higher risk for COVID-19.

If you have symptoms or have been tested

The following guidance may not apply if you are an essential worker:

  • If you're a health care worker or work in a health care facility, refer to health care workers for testing and self-isolation guidance.
  • If you're an essential service worker, you should contact your occupational health department or Peel Public Health for testing and self-isolation guidance.

You have NOT been tested for COVID-19

If you have at least 1 symptom of COVID-19 testing is recommended. You should:

  • Take the online self-assessment and then call your health care provider or Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000, to find out if you need testing.
  • Self-isolate at home for 14 days from the start of your symptoms.
  • Come out of isolation 14 days after your symptoms began if you're feeling better and don't have a fever (your temperature remains lower than 37.8 °C).

If you have been tested for COVID-19

You tested positive for COVID-19:

Peel Public Health will contact all positive cases directly.

  • Self-isolate at home for 14 days from the start of your symptoms.
  • Come out of isolation 14 days after your symptoms started if you are feeling better and don't have a fever (your temperature remains lower than 37.8 °C).

You tested negative for COVID-19:

If you tested negative for COVID-19 you will still need to stay in self-isolation for a period of time, as you could still be at risk of developing COVID-19 based on your exposure, or you may have another illness.

  • If you recently travelled outside of Canada or have been in close contact (for example, live in the same house) with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, you need to remain in self-isolation for 14 days after the onset of your symptoms
  • If you're a health care worker or work in a health care facility – refer to health care workers for more guidance.
  • If the other conditions do not apply, you should remain in self-isolation for 24 hours after your symptoms resolve.

If you have been tested but are still waiting for your results:

  • Self-isolate at home for 14 days from the start of your symptoms
  • Come out of isolation 14 days after your symptoms started if you are feeling better and don't have a fever (your temperature remains lower than 37.8 °C).

How to self-isolate

View how to self-isolate for more information. This information sheet is also available in multiple languages on our translated resources page.