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London’s COVID-19 Assessment Centres

If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19, please self-isolate and take one of the following next steps: (1) take the COVID-19 Self-Assessment for Middlesex and London, (2) contact your health care provider, (3) or visit a COVID-19 Assessment Centre in London.

London’s COVID-19 Assessment Centres are operated by the London Health Sciences Centre and the Thames Valley Family Health Team, with support from Middlesex-London Paramedic Services, the Middlesex-London Health Unit and the City of London.


 

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Book your appointment online at www.covidtestinglm.ca

London and Middlesex County are currently in a Provincewide Stay-at-Home Order.

See the requirements under the Provincewide Stay-at-Home Order


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656 Elizabeth St., London, ON
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Other Testing Locations

 

Pharmacy Testing Locations

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MyHealth Testing Centre

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Western University Testing Centre

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Fanshawe College Testing Centre

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What should you do while you wait for the test results?

While you wait for your test results, continue to do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Here’s a few things to think about.

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Self-isolate until you receive your test result; this means staying at home, away from other members of your household. 

All other members of your household must quarantine while you await your test results; this means not going outside, unless using a private balcony or enclosed yard where you can avoid contact with others, not attending work, school or childcare, and not having visitors into the home.

Write down the following to help public health staff identify your close contacts:

  • All the places you have been in the last 14 days
  • The names of everyone you have been in close contact with (no mask, less than 2 metres/6 feet and for longer than 15 minutes) starting 48 hours before your symptoms began
Notify your contacts that you have gone for a COVID-19 test and suggest that they quarantine until your test results are known (this means not attending work, school, or childcare). If any of your contacts develop symptoms, they should go get a COVID-19 test right away.

If your test is negative, stay isolated until your symptoms have improved for 24 hours; after this time, you can resume normal activities, such as work or school. If you develop new or worsening symptoms, return for another test.

  • Other household members may return to their normal activities and monitor themselves for symptoms.
  • If you are a close contact of a COVID-19 case, see below  

If your test comes back positive:

If your test comes back positive, self-isolate immediately

Expect a phone call from the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU). MLHU will call and help you continue to self-isolate, answer questions you may have and begin the process of identifying your close contacts. Try to make a list of your close contacts before someone from the Health Unit calls you.
If you use the COVID Alert app, update your status to indicate that you have tested positive for the virus.
Notify your close contacts that you have tested positive for the virus and that they should self-isolate immediate.

If you have been notified by MLHU that you are a close contact of a COVID-19 case:

You must stay in quarantine away from other members of your household for 14 days regardless of your test result. If your test is negative and you develop new or worsening symptoms, return for another test.

If you have symptoms, your household members must quarantine while you await your test result (this means not attending work, school, childcare, getting groceries, etc.)
If you are well and have no symptoms, you still need to self-isolate away from other members of your household for the duration of your quarantine period. Everyone in your household must stay home except for essential reasons (work, school, childcare, groceries, medical appointments, or picking up prescriptions), until your quarantine period is over.
If you are unable to quarantine away from your household members, they must quarantine with you.

Symptoms of COVID-19

If you are student or staff member screening for symptoms prior to going to school or child care, please complete the COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool

If you are not a student or staff member of a school or child care setting and you think you have symptoms of COVID-19, take the COVID-19 self-assessment to help determine next steps.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Fever (temperature of 37.8°C/100.0°F or greater)

Chills

Cough that's new or worsening, continuous, more than usual

Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g. COPD)

Barking Cough, making a whistling noise when breathing (Croup)

Not related to other known causes or conditions

Shortness of breath (dyspnea, out of breath, unable to breathe deeply)

Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g. asthma)

Decrease or loss of smell or taste (new olfactory or taste disorder)

Not related to other known causes of conditions (e.g. seasonal allergies, neurological disorders)

Sore throat 

Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g. seasonal allergies, acid reflux)

Difficulty swallowing (Painful swallowing)

Not related to other known causes or conditions

Runny nose 

Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g. seasonal allergies, returning inside from the cold)

Stuffy or congested nose

Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g. seasonal allergies)

Headache that's unusual or long lasting

Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g. tension-type headaches, chronic migraines)

Digestive issues like nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain

Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g. anxiety in children, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual cramps)

Muscle aches that are unusual or long lasting

Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g. sudden injury, fibromyalgia)

Extreme tiredness that is unusual (Fatigue, lack of energy)

Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g. depression, insomnia, thyroid disfuction)

Pink eye (Conjunctivitis)

Not related to other known causes or conditions (e.g. reoccurring styes)

Falling down often (for older people)

Sluggishness or lack of appetite (for young children and infants)

Anyone with severe respiratory illness, or a medical emergency should call 9-1-1 immediately. Advise them of your symptoms.

Signs of severe respiratory illness include:

  • Severe difficulty breathing (struggling for each breath, can only speak in single words)
  • Severe chest pain (contant tightness or crushing sensation)
  • Feeling confused or unsure of where you are
  • Losing consciousness
 
Date of creation: January 27, 2020
Last modified on: April 16, 2021