There are a number of different COVID-19 assessment centres across Peel Region, each with their own different testing criteria and appointment scheduling processes.
Due to prioritizing resources for those most vulnerable due to COVID, below are the following groups currently eligible for a test:
- People currently experiencing symptoms, have been exposed to a COVID-positive person, or received an exposure notification on the COVID Alert app
- Groups identified by Peel Region include, but are not limited to:
- Workers or visitors in long-term care homes, workers at retirement homes, or residents or workers of congregate settings (i.e. homeless shelters, group homes)
- Farm workers
- Indigenous peoples
- International students who have passed their 14-day quarantine
- Individuals who need a test before a scheduled surgery in a region with high community transmission
Tests are currently being administered at the following locations in our riding (most of which are appointment only):
- For those with symptoms, exposure, or are in the priority groups:
- 600 Matheson Blvd West – Dynacare, L5R4C1, Mississauga, ON
- 3427 Derry Road East – LifeLab, L4T1A8, Mississauga, ON
- Four Corners CHC-Community Testing Site – 7205 Goreway Drive, Malton, ON
- For those in priority groups, without symptoms or exposure:
- Please see the note below.
- Please consult the full list here . Depending on where you live in the riding, there may be locations closer to you than the ones listed above
What to bring?
- Your Ontario health (OHIP) card
- Face covering or mask
In order to prevent community spread, our government has invested up to $42M under the High Priority Communities Strategy. Among other items, this money has been used to fund isolation centres in targeted areas across Ontario, aimed at individuals who cannot self-isolate properly because they live in a family environment.
Multiple centres have been opened in the Peel Region, including one in Malton, as our community is one of the hardest-hit neighbourhoods by COVID-19.
These facilities are free and open to all residents, and provide daily meals, security, transportation to and from home, as well as links to health and social services. OHIP health cards are not required, and these centres can handle large families as well.
Who is Eligible?
- People who have tested positive
- People who have symptoms for the virus
- People who have come into close contact with someone who meets either of the previous two conditions.
- People returning from abroad (usually due to emergency travel) and need to self-isolate for 14 days.
For more information on the program, please call Peel Region Human Services at 905-281-1269 or visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/self-isolation/#home.
Please note this page will be updated shortly as we add recent announcements by our government regarding mental health supports during COVID-19.