COVID-19 is a unique strain of a common virus that is responsible for many colds and respiratory infections. Symptoms of this illness have ranged from mild cold-like symptoms to severe illness with fever, cough, difficulty breathing and pneumonia.
For more information about COVID-19, including total COVID-19 cases in our community (and in hospital), please visit Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.
The Ontario government has released an online COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool, which you are asked to use before booking a COVID-19 test. There is a version for students/parents/school staff and also one for the average adult. This self-assessment will help you determine whether a COVID-19 test is warranted. Please click here for more information about Who Should Be Tested For COVID-19.
Please Do Not go to the emergency department for the purpose of COVID-19 testing. Book an appointment at one of the assessment centres.
Assessment Centres are not permitted to provide testing for asymptomatic individuals who require a negative COVID-19 test in preparation for an upcoming international flight. Our Assessment Centres will not conduct tests for this purpose and do not have the paperwork that travellers require.
Please book an appointment at one of the COVID-19 Assessment Centres (Bancroft, Belleville, Trenton, Picton). Once you book an appointment through the online form option or by calling the COVID-19 hotline, you will be provided with instructions and directions (via email if you use the online form) for attending a local assessment centre.
The hotline is available 9am - 5pm, 7 days per week. The online registration form may be filled out any time of day but you will not receive email confirmation/directions before 9am or after 5pm. Please note the online form is only for the Bancroft, Belleville and Trenton testing locations. If you need to book an appointment in Picton, please call the number below.
Bancroft – (613) 332-2825 ext. 6224 or use the online form
Belleville and Trenton – We prefer you register using the online form but you may call the hotline if you do not wish to use the form - (613) 961-5544
Picton - (613)-813-6864. For weekend testing, you can call the Belleville/Trenton Hotline.
Hours for Assessment Centres:
Belleville and Trenton 9am-5pm, 7 days per week
Bancroft 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri
Picton 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri
Looking for your test results? COVID-19 test results can be accessed online by clicking here.
Legal Requirements for Self-Isolation:
If you are waiting to be swabbed or waiting for swab results, please note the following legal requirements for self-isolation:
- People with COVID-19 symptoms must self-isolate both before testing and while waiting for test results.
- People sent for testing as a contact of someone with COVID-19 must self-isolate for 14 days regardless of test results.
- The minimum fine for violating self-isolation orders is $750.
- For more information please read the Class Order issued by the Medical Officer of Health, pursuant to Section 22 (5.0.1) of the Health Promotion and Protection Act.