Carling Assessment Centre


656 Elizabeth St., London (link to map)

Hours of operation:

  • Monday to Sunday, 9:15 am to 6:30 pm

For individuals with accessibility issues, no access to internet:

If you have accessibility issues or do not have access to the internet, call 519-685-8500, ext. 75503, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, to book an appointment at Carling.

Otherwise, please use the “contact us” link above.

If you’re arriving by bus, cab or on foot:

Please make your way to the Centre entrance and you will be directed to the line-up for pedestrians.

Who is eligible for testing?

Assessment Centres will only test those who fall within the Ontario provincial guidelines (updated December 30, 2021). This includes:
  • Symptomatic people who fall into one of the following groups:
    • Hospitalized patients
    • Patients in Emergency Departments, at the discretion of the treating clinician
    • Patient-facing health care workers
    • Staff, residents, essential care providers, and visitors in hospitals and congregate living settings, including long-term care, retirement homes, First Nation elder care lodges, group homes, shelters, hospices, temporary foreign worker settings, and correctional institutions
    • Outpatients for whom COVID-19 treatment is being considered
    • Underhoused or homeless
    • Temporary Foreign Workers in congregate living settings
    • Pregnant people
    • First responders, including police, fire and paramedics
  • People who are from First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities and individuals travelling into these communities for work
  • Symptomatic elementary and secondary students and education staff who have received a PCR self-collection kit through their school
  • People on admission/transfer to or from hospital or congregate living setting
  • High-risk contacts and asymptomatic/symptomatic people in the context of confirmed or suspected outbreaks in high-risk settings, including hospitals, long-term care, retirement homes, other congregate living settings and institutions, and other settings as directed by the local public health unit
  • Individuals, and one accompanying caregiver, with written prior approval for out-of-country medical services from the General Manager, OHIP
  • Asymptomatic testing in hospital, long-term care, retirement homes and other congregate living settings and Institutions as per provincial guidance and/or Directives

Prior to booking an appointment, please review the provincial guidelines here to determine whether it is appropriate to book an appointment. These guidelines have been updated as of December 30, 2021.

If you do not meet the criteria, please book an appointment at a participating pharmacy here

Please note: If you arrive at the Assessment Centre and do not meet the provincial guidelines, you will not be tested.

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