Please note, the following Ministry of Health identified priority groups are eligible for molecular COVID-19 testing through the Kincardine Assessment Centre.
Rapid Antigen Test Kits are available through many community avenues (grocery store, pharmacy) for those that are not eligible for molecular testing, and/or may also be alternatively used by those within the priority groups listed below.
|Symptomatic people who fall into one of the following groups:
- People aged 70 years or older
- People aged 60 or over with less than three doses of COVID-19 vaccine
- People who are immunocompromised
- People aged 18 and over with less than three doses of COVID-19 vaccine and additional risk conditions: obesity, diabetes, heart disease, congestive heart failure, hypertension, chronic respiratory disease, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, sickle cell disease, moderate or severe kidney disease, moderate or severe liver disease
- People who diagnostic testing is required for clinical management at the discretion of their primary care provider (sent for testing by physician/NP)
- Patient-facing healthcare workers
- Pregnant people
- Staff, volunteers, residents/inpatients, essential care providers, and visitors in hospitals and congregate living settings, including Long Term Care, retirement homes, First Nation elder care lodges, group homes, shelters, hospices, temporary foreign worker settings, and correctional institutions
- Under housed or homeless
- Symptomatic/asymptomatic people who are from First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities and individuals travelling into these communities for work
- Symptomatic /asymptomatic people on admission/transfer to or from hospital or congregate living setting
- High risk contacts and asymptomatic/symptomatic people in the context of outbreak management in high risk settings (hospitals, LTCHs, congregate settings, or as directed by Public Health)
- Individuals, and one accompanying caregiver, with written prior approval for out-of-country medical services from the General Manager, OHIP
- Household members of any patient facing healthcare worker or worker from highest risk settings
- First Responders (Police, Fire, Paramedics)
Asymptomatic testing as per provincial guidance and/or Directives, or as directed by public health units. This includes:
- As required for LTCH visitors, new residents, or staff
- As required prior to surgery
- Exposed healthcare workers for return to work
Anyone who presents to the AC outside of the eligible testing criteria will not be tested for COVID-19.
Appointments are available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 0800-1200h.
Appointments can be booked up to 3 days in advance. If you are looking to book an appointment further than 3 days in advance, please return to book once you are within a 3 day window.
Book a test online using the link below, or call the Assessment Centre at 226-257-1500.
Any person that is not eligible for PCR testing, but develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19, has a positive rapid test, or is exposed to a known case of COVID-19 should follow the guidelines provided by the Ontario Government, linked below.
Updated Eligibility for PCR Testing and Case and Contact Management Guidance in Ontario | Ontario Newsroom
The COVID-19 Assessment Centre at the Kincardine Hospital is located at the back of the building on the north-east side. Parking is available between the hospital and the medical clinic.