Oakridge COVID-19 Assessment Centre shutting down as of July 16, 2021

LONDON, ON – On Friday, July 16, 2021, the Oakridge COVID-19 Assessment Centre at 825 Valletta St. will shut down permanently. Many employees will move to Mass Vaccination Centres or to Carling Assessment Centre to support vaccination and testing in our community.

We would like to express our deep gratitude and appreciation to the entire staff team at Oakridge (past and present) for the dedication and caring they have provided our community during a global pandemic.

We are also sincerely grateful to the Oakridge community, especially the neighbourhoods surrounding the Centre, for their patience during the last 16 months.

We want to acknowledge the partnership between the City of London, London Health Sciences Centre, Middlesex-London Health Unit, Middlesex-London Paramedic Services and Thames Valley Family Health Team. This collaboration has provided an incredible service to our community.

Starting July 17, 2021, COVID-19 testing will be available at the following locations:

  1. Carling Assessment Centre at 656 Elizabeth St., London.
    Note: Starting July 17, NEW hours of operation are Monday to Sunday, 9:15-6:30 pm.
    Appointments can be booked anytime online at www.covidtestinglm.ca; phone appointment booking is available by calling 519-685-8500, ext. 75503, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
  2. MyHealth Testing Centre at 279 Wharncliffe Rd. N., Suite 024.
    Book your appointment through https://www.covid-response.ca/ or call 1-888-637-8661.
  3. Participating pharmacies– visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/assessment-centre-locations to find a pharmacy near you.
  4. Some family physician offices– please check with your family physician.

We ask that the general public book their COVID-19 testing appointments online as much as possible. Questions can also be directed to the Carling Assessment Centre through www.covidtestinglm.ca.

The Carling Assessment Centre and MyHealth Testing Centre will only test those who fall within the Ontario provincial guidelines (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-test-and-testing-location-information).

Assessment Centre news and updates are provided through the following:

Website: www.covidtestinglm.ca
Twitter: @COVIDtestingLM
Facebook: COVIDtestingLondonMiddlesex


The staff at the Oakridge Assessment Centre embraced the opportunity to provide the best possible care for patients. We feel very proud to have been able to do our part during the pandemic and to be part of the Oakridge Assessment Centre family.”

Andrea Fisher, RN
Oakridge Assessment Centre

Middlesex London Paramedic Service has extended the reach of assessment centres to people who face barriers to accessing care. For some patients, we are the first human contact they have had in their home for months, and it has been our privilege to provide comfort and support as well as testing.”

Lindsay Paton, Primary Care Paramedic
Middlesex-London Paramedic Service

“I am incredibly grateful to everyone who has worked at the Oakridge site over the past 16 months. The sheer selflessness I witnessed from all Oakridge team members was a true demonstration of commitment to patients and the community, and I feel lucky to have been a part of this team.

Jill Strong, Director Operations and Oakridge Lead
Thames Valley Family Health Team

“We want to sincerely thank the Oakridge community – from homemade signs thanking Assessment Centre employees to donations of lunches and snacks, their support has meant so much during our time here.”

Mike McMahon, Executive Director
Thames Valley Family Health Team


Drina Silva, Thames Valley Family Health Team

Official spokesperson:

Mike McMahon, Executive Director
Thames Valley Family Health Team

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