COVID-19 Testing

There are two options when you are making your appointment to be tested for COVID-19 at the Community COVID-19 Assessment Centre located at NBRHC.

  • Assessment Centre – located at the west end of NBRHC with parking in public lot #9
    (children eight years old and under must use the assessment centre).
  • Drive-thru option for testing – located at the west entrance of NBRHC.

Please call 705-474-8600 ext. 4110 to book an appointment for testing.

We are experiencing a high volume of phone calls. Our staff are working 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week to meet our community’s testing needs. We understand that this is frustrating. Thank you for your patience as our staff work to book appointments.

Where do I go for testing?


  • NBRHC Community COVID-19 Assessment Centre
    Located at the North Bay Regional Health Centre.
    Please call 705-474-8600 ext. 4110 to book an appointment for testing.


  • Antigen Testing:
    Antigen testing is available at the Lakeshore Drive and Josephine Shoppers Drug Mart locations in North Bay.
  • Workplace Requirement:
    As per Ministry guidelines, Assessment Centres will no longer provide tests for workplace screening programs. Employees with no symptoms should not be sent there.

    • North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce
      Free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Screening kits are available for small and medium-sized businesses with 150 or fewer employees. More information on the program is available at this link:
  • Travel:
    Visit to book a test for travel. There is a fee for this service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can visit an assessment centre?

  • You can get a test if:
    • you are worried you may have COVID-19
    • you are worried you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
    • you are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through your employment
    • you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • You do not need a referral to get a test
  • You do not need a health card to get a test
  • Effective June 8 you need to book an appointment at this centre to get a test. To book an appointment call 705-474-8600 ext. 4110

Do I need an appointment or referral?

You do not need a referral to get a test. Appointment is required. To book an appointment at either our community assessment centre or drive-thru testing for COVID-19 call 705-474-8600 ext. 4110

What happens at this assessment centre?

  • When you arrive we will register you and call your name according to your booked time. If you have an appointment in our drive-thru, arrive at your exact appointment time, stay in your vehicle and wait for instruction. Please turn your engine off when parked or waiting.
  • A healthcare worker will swab your nose in order to obtain a sample to test you for COVID-19.
  • You will receive information about how to get your test results and what to do if it is positive.

Does this assessment centre test children for COVID-19?

Yes. We are also currently equipped to test children under the age of 2 years for COVID-19. Children eight years old and under can only be tested at our Community Assessment Centre.

Where is the COVID-19 Assessment Centre and drive thru located?

Both are located at the west end of the North Bay Regional Health Centre. You will see signage that indicates each location–please see map below. Follow the red signs for the Community Assessment Centre and blue signs for the drive-thru.

COVID Parking Map Click image above to view a larger PDF.

For the safety of yourself and others, please DO NOT use the main hospital entrance. Our Assessment Centre can be accessed by entering off highway 17 and turning left at the stop sign.

What are the hours of operation?

  • Our Assessment Centre is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The drive-thru option is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Is parking available?

Parking is free and available in public lot #9—across from the Assessment Centre entrance.

How do I find out my results?

  • You can find your COVID-19 test results by visiting this website.
  • A healthcare worker will also contact you directly if your result is positive

Self-assessment tool

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment tool can help you determine if you need to seek further care.

North Bay

50 College Drive,
P.O. Box 2500
North Bay, ON
P1B 5A4
Tel: 705-474-8600

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Sudbury, ON
P3E 1X3
Tel: 705-675-9193
Fax: 705-675-6817

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