COVID-19 Testing & Assessment Centres in Northumberland

Local health and community care providers continue to work together through the Ontario Health Team of Northumberland (OHT-N) partnership to maximize Northumberland County’s capacity for COVID-19 assessment and testing.

When to get tested for COVID-19 

Local residents are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a local COVID-19 Testing Centre if they:

  • have COVID-19 symptoms (see what those symptoms are, or take a self assessment, on Ontario’s COVID-19 website)
  • have been notified by public health or the COVID Alert app that they have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus;
  • have been notified by public health that they are a resident or worker in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak;
  • have had a school health nurse, public health or primary care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) tell them to be tested;
  • are eligible for testing as part of a targeted Ministry of Health testing initiative;
  • live or work in a setting considered at-risk for COVID-19, such as a long-term care home, community shelter or other congregate living setting;
  • will be visiting a long-term care home.

Where to access testing

COVID-19 testing and - as necessary - assessment by a physician/nurse practitioner are available at the below locations. Please call the number indicated to book an appointment. All centres are by-appointment only. COVID-19 testing is also available through local hospital Emergency Departments, on an emergency basis. Do not wait to seek medical attention, if needed. 

CentreLocationHours of operationServices available
NHH COVID-19 Assessment Centre 1000 DePalma Drive, Cobourg – NOTE – effective October 28 this service is relocating to the NEW trailer space entry directly adjacent to the NHH Emergency Department entrance, with a dedicated and accessible entry/exit. 

Open daily, 8AM to 4PM

 

  • COVID-19 testing for patients who meet the above-listed criteria (see 'When to get tested for COVID-19)
  • Primary care provider assessment (Nurse Practitioner, physician) of patients with symptoms that could be due to COVID-19. If you or a member of your household has any of these symptoms, consider scheduling an appointment to be assessed, treated and tested at the NHH COVID-19 Assessment Centre (CAC).
  • Pre-scheduled appointments only – call 905-377-7783 to book
Trent Hills COVID-19 Testing Centre At 146 Oliver Road in Campbellford, lower side level of Campbellford Memorial Hospital (the old Ambulance Bay). 

Open Monday to Thursday, 9AM to 5PM

 

  • COVID-19 testing for patients who meet the above-listed criteria (see 'When to get tested for COVID-19)
  • Pre-scheduled appointments only – call 705-395-1801 to book
Canton COVID-19 Testing Centre  At the Port Hope Community Hub (formerly the Canton Municipal Hall), 5325 County Road 10, just north of Canton

Open Monday  and Friday, 8AM to 4PM

 

  • COVID-19 testing for those without active symptoms
  • Pre-scheduled appointments only – call 905-377-7783 to book

Precautionary measures are the best defense 

 Taking precautionary measures is the best way to continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The OHT-N encourages Northumberland residents and visitors to:

  • Maintain physical distancing: Don’t give the virus a chance to spread. Keep a minimum distance of two metres (six feet) from other people outside of your immediate household.
  • Wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible, or required
  • Practice good hand hygiene: Clean your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just washed your hands.
  • Limit your social circle: Monitor the latest provincial requirements and recommendations for limiting contacts outside your immediate household. Take note of the recommendations put forward by our local public health unit to minimize the risk of spreading the virus or exposing those in our families and social circles who may be vulnerable.
  • Download the COVID Alert app - Get a phone alert if you may have been exposed to COVID-19, and let others know if you test positive without sharing any personal information by downloading the COVID Alert app.