The Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) is operating a COVID-19
Assessment Centre. BCHU does not do in-person testing. Please contact the Brant Community Healthcare System to arrange for testing. You can also take a
self-assessment to help you decide if you need a test. Please note, the BCHS Assessment Centre will no longer be taking walk-in appointments as of Friday, October 2, 2020. To book an appointment, please
follow instructions as set by BCHS.
Effective September 24, Ontarians should only seek testing at assessment centres if they are:
- showing COVID-19 symptoms;
- have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by BCHU or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app;
- a resident or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by BCHU; and
- eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care.
If you meet one of the above criteria, please contact the Brant Community Healthcare System to arrange for testing.
Starting on September 25, you can get tested for COVID-19 at
select pharmacies if you are not showing symptoms and eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care.
After you have been tested, please refer to our
COVID-19 Post Test Informationsheet.
Long-term care home visits
COVID-19 testing is no longer required prior to outdoor visits with residents at long-term care homes. Such visits will still follow safety protocols, such as employing physical distancing measures and using a face covering. As well, up to two visitors may attend such visits, if available spacing allows for this to be done safely.
In-home visits at long-term care homes, not facing outbreaks, will continue with conditions to protect residents, visitors and staff. Up to two visitors may attend such visits, if available spacing allows for this to be done safely. For indoor visits, visitors must attest to home staff that the visitor has tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous two weeks and subsequently not tested positive. The home is not responsible for providing the testing.
Travel-related testing at assessment centres
As an interim measure, travelers who are asymptomatic and require a test to confirm that they do not have COVID-19 before travelling internationally can visit an Assessment Centre or make an appointment at a participating pharmacy. As ministry guidance is updated, it will be posted on the ministry website.
To find a convenient location to obtain a COVID-19 test at an Assessment Centre or Pharmacy please visit the
online Ontario COVID-19 testing location. The finder will continue to be updated as additional Assessment Centres and pharmacies rollout.