COVID-19 Updates

visitor restrictions


COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Before coming to North York General's Assessment Centre, please do a pre-assessment by calling Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or by using the Toronto COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool.

As we continue to monitor for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases globally and the number of people affected by the virus in Ontario and Canada increases, the Ministry of Health has implemented enhanced measures to protect the public by opening COVID-19 screening and assessment centres.

In an effort to build community capacity and to respond to individuals experiencing possible symptoms of COVID-19, the centres will help alleviate pressures in emergency departments to care for our most vulnerable patients who require acute care hospital services.

The NYGH COVID-19 Screening and Assessment Centre is located outside our Charlotte & Lewis Steinberg Emergency Department (ED) at our General site.

The Assessment centre is from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Patients will be screened for travel, contact history and symptoms upon arrival to the ED and if appropriate will be directed to the Assessment Centre through a separate entrance.

Only patients who meet certain criteria will be tested for COVID-19. The test is similar to that of other respiratory illnesses and involves taking a sample from the back of the nasal cavity with a swab.