If you think you have COVID-19 please self-isolate, avoid contact with others and proceed with a testing option. If unsure if you have COVID-19 symptoms take the COVID-19 Self-Assessment.

Testing determines if an individual currently has COVID-19 and it does not reflect past illness for COVID-19. As per the provincial announcement on October 2nd, access to all testing and assessment centres are by appointment only.

*Additional information will be added as it becomes available


Access Details

Public Assessment Centres may be accessed by appointment by anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or are individuals who do not have symptoms but are at high risk for COVID-19 due to close contact with confirmed cases.

Individuals who SHOULD get tested:

  • Individuals who have at least one symptom of COVID-19.
  • Individuals without symptoms who have had ongoing, close contact with a confirmed positive case while they have been infectious or have had similar acquisition exposure to the case (i.e. through work or social settings).
  • Individuals without symptoms who are contacts of an outbreak investigation.
  • Individuals without symptoms but part of high-risk populations such as staff and residents at Long-Term Care facilities. 
  • Individuals without symptoms who have had exposure to a confirmed case but do not share acquisition exposure.
  • Individuals visiting a Long-Term Care facility for an indoor visit.
  • Individuals who need to confirm they are COVID negative before international travel.

Individuals who SHOULD NOT get tested:

  • Low risk individuals who are not experiencing symptoms.
  • Low risk individuals who have not had close contact with a confirmed case of been in a setting with known exposure.
  • Individuals visiting a Long-Term Care facility for an outdoor visit.

All additional guidance can be found on the Ministry of Health’s updated guidance document.


Pharmacy Testing Centres – participating locations support COVID-19 testing only if you are not showing symptoms (asymptomatic) and meet any of the following criteria:

  • are a contact of a confirmed positive case
  • live or work in an at-risk setting, such as a long-term care home, homeless shelter or other congregate setting
  • will be visiting a long-term care home (indoor visit)
  • are a worker or resident of a specific outbreak site, including a long-term care home, retirement home or school
  • are eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative as determined by the Ministry of Health or Ministry of Long-term Care, similar to the earlier campaign to target long-term care homes

You will need to call a participating pharmacy to book an appointment.


School Testing Centres are for children who are unable to attend school or child care due to illness, and requires a test in order to return to school.

  • Supports a safe return to school or child care
  • Available only to students in school or children in child care at this time
  • Appointment is required

Public Assessment Centres

View the access details that describes who should attend a Public Assessment Centre. All Public Assessment Centres are accessed by appointment only. Please follow the instructions below to book an appointment at a location you choose.

Sarnia Lambton COVID-19 Assessment Centres 

(1) Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
153 Christina Street South, Sarnia
Book your appointment: www.tbnplc.com
Phone for appointments ONLY if they have no access to internet.
Call: 226-776-9030
French and sign language is available.

  • Monday to Thursday – 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

(2) Rapids COVID-19 Assessment Centre
Rapids Family Health Team
1150 Pontiac Drive, Sarnia
Please book online by going to testing.getcorigan.ca. Booking will be available starting Sunday, October 4th, 2020.
Choose from available times and schedule tests when it is convenient for you. If unable to book online, call: 519-491-5395

  • Monday to Friday: 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Rural Lambton COVID-19 Assessment Centres 

(3) Central Lambton Family Health Team
4130 Glenview Road, Petrolia
Please book online by going to testing.getcorigan.ca.
Choose from available times and schedule tests when it is convenient for you.

If unable to book online, call: 519-882-2500.
Spanish and Arabic language is available.
This is a drive-thru assessment centre.

  • Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    (closed 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

(4) Grand Bend Area Community Assessment Centre
Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre
69 Main St. E, Grand Bend
Call: 519-238-2362 or book a COVID-19 test appointment online

  • Monday to Friday – 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding holidays)

Indigenous Health Centre – Assessment Centre for Indigenous Peoples

*Indigenous Health Centres are only offering testing to members of their First Nation Communities.

Pharmacy Testing Centres

COVID-19 testing is available at select pharmacies only if you are not showing symptoms (asymptomatic) and meet any of the following criteria:

  • are a contact of a confirmed positive case
  • live or work in an at-risk setting, such as a long-term care home, homeless shelter or other congregate setting
  • will be visiting a long-term care home
  • are a worker or resident of a specific outbreak site, including a long-term care home, retirement home or school
  • are eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative as determined by the Ministry of Health or Ministry of Long-term Care, similar to the earlier campaign to target long-term care homes

You will need to call a participating pharmacy to book an appointment.

School Testing Centres

Lambton Public Health has three School and Child Care Testing Centres in Lambton County.

At this time, this testing option is available for children who are unable to attend school or child care due to illness, and requires a test in order to return to school or child care. Available only to children in school or child care at this time.

At this time, this testing option is available for:

  • Children who are unable to attend school or child care due to illness, and requires a test in order to return to school or child care.
  • Children and staff from a school or child care who have been notified by Lambton Public Health that they are close contacts of a COVID-19 case
  • Symptomatic child care/school staff, parents and household members of a child who was notified by Lambton Public Health that they are a close contact of a COVID-19 case  

Appointment is required:

  • Please book online by going to app.getcorigan.ca
    Choose from available times and schedule tests when it is convenient for you.
  • If unable to book online, call Lambton Public Health: 519-383-8331 or toll free 1-800-667-1839

To book the appointment please have the following details ready:

  • Child and parent/guardian information
  • OHIP Number
  • Primary care provider
  • Current symptoms
  • History of contact with other known or suspected COVID-19 positive person

Learn more about Safer Schools – Learning through COVID-19  and guidance to support a sick child.

Helping Children Understand the Steps to a COVID-19 Test

Test Results

Lambton Public Health will contact you only if you have a positive COVID-19 test result. All individuals can access their test results from the provincial website: covid-19.ontario.ca.

Test results are typically available in 2-10 days and depends on testing volume at the time. Lambton Public Health does not receive test results sooner than what is available on the provincial website. Please only call Lambton Public Health for test results if:

  • You or your dependents do not have a health card
  • Your test result is taking longer than 10 days
  • You are unable to access the website

If you have difficulties accessing the portal for your test result, please call Lambton Public Health at 519-383-8331.

If you have received a negative test result, please continue to follow public health safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Direction will be provided if you have a positive COVID-19 test result.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after I get the test?

If you have any symptoms, you need to self-isolate until you have no symptoms for at least 24 hours and have received a negative test result. If you don’t have symptoms and you have not been told to self-isolate, please continue to self-monitor yourself for symptoms until you receive your results

Can the test tell me if I have ever had COVID-19?

The test can only tell you if you have COVID-19 at the time of the test. The test will not tell you if you had COVID-19 in the past.

How will I find out about the test result?

You can use the online portal, and enter your information to receive your test result. If your test result is positive, you will be contacted by Lambton Public Health for follow-up.

What happens if I have symptoms after I get a test result?

You should get retested if you develop symptoms. Please contact the assessment centre to schedule another test.