Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Updates for Lakeridge Health

COVID-19 Testing for Durham Region Residents Visiting Lakeridge Health Surgery and Clinic Information 

Visit the Ontario.ca Self-Assessment website

What to do if you think you have COVID-19

If you are concerned that you have COVID-19 or that you may have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19, please contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-000, your primary care provider or complete the online self-assessment tool to determine what to do. If you need urgent medical care, please call 911.

COVID-19 Assessment Centre Locations in Durham

Ajax - Ajax Pickering Hospital, 580 Harwood Avenue South
Clarington - 2440 Durham Regional Highway 2, Bowmanville, Ontario
Downtown Oshawa - Mary Street Parking Garage, 1 Mary Street North
North Durham - 19 Jeffery Street, Prince Albert, Ontario
Pickering - 1101 Kingston Road, unit 140, Pickering
Whitby - Heydenshore Pavilion, 589 Water Street, Whitby

 Accessing a COVID-19 Test in Durham Region

To ensure people who are most in need of a COVID-19 test receive one, we are only testing individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria in a COVID-19 Assessment Centre. **NEW** If this applies to you, please complete the assessment form at covidswab.lh.ca:

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19;
  • Were told by public health or notified by the COVID-19 Alert APP that they were exposed to the virus;
  • Work or live in a place where there is an outbreak and were told by public health to get a COVID-19 test;
  • Work or reside in a long-term care home, shelter, retirement home, group home or other congregate care/shared living settings;
  • Were identified as part of a targeted guidance as directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care or by public health*

 Are you eligible for a COVID-19 Testing (flow-chart)

 Are you eligible for a COVID-19 Test?

 Need help scheduling a test?

If you do not have a computer or WiFi, contact DRHD for assistance at 1-800-841-2729. Your appointment will be booked at one of the COVID-19 Assessment Centres listed below. Anyone who is seriously ill or in medical distress should call 911 and be seen at one of our Emergency Departments.

On September 24, 2020 the Ontario government released new guidelines related to COVID-19 testing. In alignment with the new provincial guidelines on COVID-19 testing, all Durham Region COVID-19 Assessment Centres have shifted away from asymptomatic (not showing symptoms) testing. If you do not meet the criteria, but still want a COVID-19 test, please visit Ontario.ca/covidtest for more detailed information about testing.

Testing at Pharmacies

Some pharmacies now offer COVID-19 testing for people without symptoms who need a COVID-19 test. Please visit Ontario.ca/covidtest for information on whether you are eligible for testing, how to book a test and for pharmacy locations near you.

To help prevent the spread of communicable illnesses such as the flu, colds or COVID-19, we encourages everyone to continue to follow COVID-19 public health measures including wearing a face covering; frequent handwashing; and maintaining physical distance from those outside their household or social circle and downloading the COVID Alert mobile app. Download at Ontario.ca/covidalert.

Waiting for your Test?

Individuals typically receive results from their test in 5 - 7 days. However, the wait time can vary and may take longer. If individuals are unable to find their results through Ontario.ca after this period of time, they can call the COVID Assessment Centre results line at 905-721-4842.