COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

COVID-19 mass immunization clinics are now being offered locally to eligible residents in Northumberland County, City of Kawartha Lakes, and Haliburton County against COVID-19.

Appointments are booked based on the priority outlined in the provincial vaccine distribution plan and are based on the local availability of vaccine.


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How to Book a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment:
  • If you were born in 1961 or earlier, you MUST book through the provincial booking system or calling 1-888-999-6488. The Health Unit cannot book an appointment for you.
  • If you are not booking based on age, but think you are eligible to be vaccinated, please click here to see if you are eligible and how you can book your vaccine appointment.
  • Once a clinic is filled, it will no longer be visible on the provincial booking system.
  • There are still vaccination appointments open in Haliburton and Minden on April 23, 24, 25. Please book through the provincial booking system.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: You will receive a confirmation code when you have successfully booked your appointment. Please bring this code with you to the clinic as required to proceed with your appointment. If you do not have a confirmation code, then please do not go to the clinic event as it means you do not have an appointment. Please instead revisit the online system or call the customer service desk to book your appointment and receive your confirmation code.
Are you eligible to book?

Click here to see if you are eligible for a vaccine and follow the steps to see how you can book an appointment.

Booking Online

Visit www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine

When booking an appointment, individuals will be asked for information from their green Ontario health card, birth date, postal code and email address and/or phone number. Individuals with an expired health card can still book an appointment. Individuals with a red and white health card will need to call the provincial information line.

At the time of booking, eligible individuals will schedule their first and second vaccination appointments.

Phone Line

Call 1-888-999-6488

Individuals born in 1961 or earlier who do not have internet access, can call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488. Phone lines will be open Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

More information about booking an appointment: Book A Vaccination Appointment and Frequently Asked Questions

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Local Vaccination Clinics

Additional clinic appointments are added to the provincial booking system, as more COVID-19 vaccines arrive locally.

Northumberland County

Cobourg Community Centre750 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg (view map)

Trent Hills Emergency Services Base, 50 Doxsee Avenue, Campbellford (view map)

City of Kawartha Lakes

Lindsay Exhibition (LEX)354 Angeline Street South, Lindsay (view map)

The LEX Clinic will operate as a drive-through model, meaning individuals will remain in their vehicles for the duration of their appointment. There will be signage and hospital staff on-site to help navigate where to go.

Those with appointments are asked to arrive approximately 10 minutes prior to their appointment time to check in. Individuals being vaccinated should wear a loose, comfortable shirt and must bring their Ontario health card.

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Haliburton County

Haliburton Family Medical Centre (Second Floor)7217 Gelert Road, Haliburton (view map)

MINDEN: S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena55 Parkside Street, Minden (view map)

HALBIBURTON: A.J. LaRue Community Centre728 Mountain Street, Haliburton (view map)

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Please note: vaccination appointments are booked based on vaccine availability

Please note: additional clinics and or clinic locations may be added in the coming weeks.


Pharmacy Vaccine Locations

More Ontario pharmacies are now offering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people 55 years of age and older. You can book an appointment for this free vaccine if you:

  • will be 55 years of age or older in 2021.
  • have a valid Ontario health card, or other form of valid government-issued identification.

Please note that you MUST contact the pharmacy directly to make an appointment. Walk-ins are not accepted, and please do not contact the Health Unit as we have no involvement in this program.

Local Pharmacy Clinic Locations

At this time, only a few select pharmacies in the local Health Unit region are offering these vaccines. They include:

Northumberland County

  • Brighton: Remedy’s Rx (24 Main St.) – To book an appointment, click here.
  • Campbellford: Rx Drug Mart (16 Grand Rd.) – Call 705-653-1885 or click here to book an appointment.
  • Cobourg: Pharmacy 101 (464 Division St.) – Took an appointment, call 905-269-0828.
  • Cobourg: Wal-Mart Pharmacy (73 Strathy Rd.) – To book an appointment, click here.
  • Port Hope: Pharmasave (60 Ontario St.) – To book an appointment, click here.
  • Port Hope: Shoppers Drug Mart (249 Ontario St.) – To book an appointment, call (905) 885-8740 or click here.

City of Kawartha Lakes

  • Bobcaygeon: Shoppers Drug Mart (85 Bolton St.) – To book an appointment, click here.
  • Lindsay: Loblaw Pharmacy (400 Kent St. W.) – To book an appointment, click here.
  • Lindsay: Kawartha Lakes Pharmacy (55 Angeline St. N., Unit 4A) – To book an appointment, call 705-324-2929 or click here.
  • Lindsay: Shoppers Drug Mart (343 Kent St. W., Unit 341) – To book an appointment, click here.

Haliburton County

  • Haliburton: Rexall (224 Highland St.) – To book an appointment, call 705-457-1112 or click here.
  • Haliburton: Shoppers Drug Mart (186 Highland St.) – To book an appointment, click here.
Other Pharmacy Locations in Ontario

For other pharmacies taking place in this program, visit the Ontario government’s Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine page. You can search the list of pharmacies by community or using your postal code.


Vaccination Clinics for Indigenous Adults

Vaccination clinics are being held for Indigenous adults (18+) and their household members (18+).

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Additional Resources:

COVID-19 Vaccines

Are You Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Provincial Vaccine Distribution Plan


Isolating During COVID-19

In certain cases, you MUST isolate or quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This protects you and others from illness, especially those more at risk from COVID-19 such as seniors and people with chronic medical conditions. With new COVID-19 variants of concern that can be spread easier now being detected in Ontario, it’s even more important to isolate or quarantine when directed (click here for links to FAQs on variants).

Please Note: On April 6, 2021, the local Medical Officer of Health issued the following updated Class Order under Section 22 (5.01.1) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. This order replaces an original order pertaining to self-isolating due to COVID-19. The updated Class Order is designed to protect the health of local residents by reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

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When to Isolate

Public health staff* will give you further direction on when and how long to isolate or quarantine, depending on your circumstances. In general, you must isolate:

  1. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19.
  2. If you have the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, have been tested and are awaiting the results.
  3. If you believe you have COVID-19 symptoms (even mild ones).
  4. You must quarantine if you are identified as a high-risk close contact of someone who has COVID-19, is awaiting test results or is believed to have symptoms.
  5. Parents and caregivers of anyone under age 16 who tests positive for COVID-19, is awaiting test results or is believed to have symptoms may also need to isolate.

**NOTE: Due to workload issues, Public Health Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Health’s Provincial Work Force (PHO) are assisting the Health Unit in following up with COVID-19 case and contacts in Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. You may be contacted by public health staff from any of these organizations. Please follow their guidance to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

FURTHER NOTE: The federal government also has mandatory quarantine and isolation orders in effect for travelers to and from Canada. Please click here for full details.


How Long to Isolate

You must remain in isolation or quarantine as directed by public health staff. In general, you must isolate for:

  • 10 days if diagnosed with mild to moderate COVID-19 illness and symptoms
  • 20 days if you suffered more severe COVID-19 illness (e.g. requiring Intensive Care Unit level support) or are immune-compromised.

You must quarantine for 14 days if you had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or strongly suspected of having the virus.

Please follow specific public health guidance for isolating and quarantining, or call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5020 for further direction.


Video Resources

Learn more by watching Health Unit videos further explaining what to expect if you are asked to isolate or quarantine:


How to Isolate
Stay home

Do not use public transportation, taxis or rideshares.

Do not go to work, school or other public places.

Stay home unless you need to get tested or require emergency medical care.


Avoid contact with others

No visitors unless essential (e.g. care providers)

Stay away from seniors and people with chronic medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, lung problems, immune deficiency).

As much as possible, stay in a separate room away from other people in your home and use a separate bathroom if you have one.

Make sure that shared rooms have good airflow (e.g. open windows).

If these steps are not possible, keep a distance of at least two metres (6 feet) from others at all times.


Keep your distance

If you are in a room with other people, keep a distance of at least two metres and wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.

Other people should wear a mask when they are in the same room as you.


Wash your hands

Wash your hands often with soap and water.

Dry your hands with a paper towel, or with your own cloth towel that no one else will share.

Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.


Cover your coughs and sneezes

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hand.

Throw used tissues in a lined wastebasket, and wash your hands. Lining the wastebasket with a plastic bag makes waste disposal safer.

Clean your hands after emptying the wastebasket.


Wear a mask over your nose and mouth

Wear a mask if you must leave your house to see a health care provider or to get tested for COVID-19.

Wear a mask when you are within two metres of other people, or stay in a separate room.

If you do not have a mask, maintain two metres distance from people and cover your cough and sneezes


What should I do if I develop symptoms?
  • Complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment.
  • Contact Telehealth (1-866-797-0000) or your health care provider.
  • Anyone with whom you had close physical contact (e.g., in your household) in the two days before your symptoms started or after symptoms started should also isolate. If you have questions about this, call the local Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5020.
  • You will be directed by public health staff on how long you need to isolate or quarantine.
  • When you stop isolating or quarantining, you should continue with measures to prevent COVID-19, including physical distancing and properly wearing a mask or face covering.
  • If you are still unwell at the end of your isolation or quarantine period, contact Telehealth or your health care provider for further direction.

Isolating with No COVID-19 Symptoms (Older Adults and people with existing medical conditions)

After Your Isolation Period is Over

If you do not develop symptoms after your isolation period is over OR If you no longer have a fever and your symptoms have improved:

  • You can stop isolating, but for your protection, stay home except for essential trips (e.g. groceries and medication)
  • You MUST practise physical distancing measures when in public
  • Continue with frequent handwashing and avoid touching your face

If you are still unwell after this period, contact Telehealth or your health care provider for further direction. You can also call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5020.


Additional Resources

211 Community Support – Easily find/search government and community-based services during COVID-19. Call or text 2-1-1 day or night to find support for all of life’s challenges. Live Chat also available Monday to Friday from 7 am to 9 pm.


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What to Do if You Are a COVID-19 High-Risk Contact

Have you been identified as a high-risk contact? This means you have had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

How You Will Be Notified

All high-risk contacts identified in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes will be notified by an electronic letter. You must follow the direction in this letter.

Public health staff will only contact you if you receive a positive COVID-19 test, if you call to report symptoms, or if quarantine dates change based on the investigation.

What This Means for You
  • You MUST quarantine for 14 days. Quarantine is a legal requirement to stop the spread the COVID-19 under a Section 22 Order issued under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.   Click here for more specifics:
    • Do not go to work or school.
    • Do not leave your home (you will need to arrange to have someone get you groceries, medication, and other essentials)
    • Separate yourself from others in your home. Stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom if possible.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water
    • Cough/sneeze into your sleeve or tissue
    • Wear a mask that covers your nose, mouth, and chin. Other people should also wear a mask when they are in the same room as you.
    • No visitors allowed.
  • Do not leave your property unless it is to go for COVID-19 testing or to seek medical attention.
  • You are recommended to go for testing at your nearest COVID-19 Assessment Centre. More direction will be given to you in your official notification letter.
Monitor Yourself for Symptoms
  • During your quarantine, monitor yourself every day for COVID-19 symptoms.
    • If you start to feel very sick (such as severe chest pain or difficulty breathing), call 9-1-1 or seek immediate medical attention.
What This Means for People You Live With
  • If you do not have COVID-19 symptoms, all household members must stay home except for essential reasons (such as work/school/childcare, getting groceries/medication)
  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, all household members must quarantine until a negative test result is received

Questions? Need to report symptoms in yourself or household members? Call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1540.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccines are now here in the fight against COVID-19. Please read further for more information.


Video Resources

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About COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Currently, four COVID-19 vaccines are approved for use in Canada. They include: the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, a vaccine developed by Moderna, the AstraZeneca vaccine, and the Janssen vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson. Other vaccine candidates are also currently under review by Health Canada.
  • Vaccines are safe, reliable and are shown to be effective against COVID-19.
  • Health Canada uses strict safety and quality requirements for regulating and approving vaccines. These same standards were applied to the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Some of the approved COVID-19 vaccines require two doses given several weeks apart to provide full protection against the virus. They include: the Pfizer vaccine, Moderna vaccine and AstraZeneca vaccine. After completing the two-doses, it may take another one to two weeks to achieve maximum protection against COVID-19. The Janssen vaccine is a single-dose vaccine.
  • In Ontario, COVID-19 vaccines will be free to everyone. You are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated for COVID-19 when it is available. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. When a large percentage of people become vaccinated against COVID-19, it stops the spread of the virus. That benefits everyone and means a quicker return to normal.
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Who Gets the Vaccine First – A Phased Approach

Due to limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccines currently available in Ontario, the Province has outlined a three-phase approach to provide vaccines to people.

  • In Phase One (currently underway), immediate priority for vaccines will be provided based on age and other factors. (NOTE: Indigenous adults are among the priority group in Phase One. Vaccinations are now available for Indigenous adults age 18+ and their household members age 18+ in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and Kawartha Lakes. Click here to book an appointment.
  • In Phase Two (April to June 2021), vaccines will be available to more people based on age, health conditions, where they live, and where they work. Timelines are subject to vaccine availability.
  • In Phase Three (July 2021 and beyond), COVID-19 vaccines will be widely available for anyone 16 years of age and older who wants to receive a dose.
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How COVID-19 Vaccines Work

Vaccines have saved millions of lives over the past century. COVID-19 vaccines will work similarly to protect millions more. Here’s how:

  • COVID vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses to build protection against coronavirus.
  • It does this by telling your body to make spike proteins.
  • Spike proteins are unique to the virus that causes COVID-1.9
  • Your immune system responds to the spike proteins by making antibodies that can protect you against COVID-19.

The result is that you build up immunity to the virus, allowing your body to fight off COVID-19 more easily.

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Facts on COVID-19 Vaccine
  • COVID-19 vaccine does not contain the coronavirus and cannot give you COVID-19. Instead, the vaccine offers a dose of protection!
  • Like other vaccines, it may take several days for your body to build full immunity against COVID-19.
  • This means if you come in contact with the virus just before or after you complete the vaccine series, you could still develop COVID-19. That makes it important to continue taking COVID-19 precautions until you are fully protected.
  • The Ontario Medical Association also offers additional facts about COVID-19 vaccine.
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Possible Side-Effects
  • Serious adverse reactions to vaccines are rare. They happen less than one time in a million (Source: Ontario Ministry of Health).
  • If you get any vaccine, minor side-effects may occur. These are usually mild and clear up within a few days. Some common side-effects include: pain at the site of injection (even redness and swelling), body chills, feeling tired or feeling feverish.
  • Vaccines are constantly monitored for potential reactions and safety measures are put in place if needed. You can be assured COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective!
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What You Can Do
  • Watch for more information from the Health Unit about when the COVID-19 vaccine is available in your community and when you can go to get vaccinated.
  • Until you are vaccinated, continue your efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19:
    • Stay home if sick.
    • Only leave home for essentials like groceries and medical matters.
    • Avoid all non-essential travel.
    • Wear a mask or face covering that covers your nose, mouth and chin when inside public places.
    • Practise physical distancing by staying 2 metres (6 feet) apart from anyone outside your immediate household
    • Wash hands frequently with soap and water.
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Additional Resources

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution, development and safety:

Are You Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available for eligible residents in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. The local Health Unit is following the Province’s vaccine distribution plan that list three phases. Currently, the province is in phase two of the vaccine distribution plan.

Are you born in 1961 or earlier? You are eligible for a vaccine, but MUST book a vaccination appointment through the provincial booking system or calling 1-888-999-6488. The Health Unit is NOT booking appointments.

Adults aged 50 and older who live in a “hot spot” community where provincial and local data demonstrate historic and ongoing high rates of COVID-19, death and severe illness due to COVID-19 are also eligible to book a vaccination appointment. This Health Unit region has NOT been identified as a “hot spot.”

Other individuals may be eligible to receive the vaccine in the current phase. If you think you are eligible for a vaccine now, read on to see how you can book your appointment.

Indigenous adults: Clinics are being held for Indigenous adults (18+) and their household members (18+).

Additional plans are being developed for local home-bound adults. Please check back for updates on vaccination clinics.

Are You Eligible for the Vaccine in This Phase?

Step One: Determine if you are eligible by clicking here: Determine if you are eligible to be vaccinated

  • If you are eligible, but unable to book a vaccination appointment through the provincial booking system due to your age, proceed to Step Two,
  • If you are unsure of your eligibility, call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488. If you are eligible, but unable to book a vaccination appointment through the provincial booking system because you are not 60 years of age or older, you will be directed to contact HKPRDHU.

Step Two: Send a message to HKPRDHU by clicking here: Click and Connect

  • Complete the information – name, phone number etc. and click NEXT.
  • Select COVID-19 Questions and then click NEXT.
  • Review your details and click NEXT.
  • Click on START QUESTIONAIRE and then click on Vaccine, immunization and eligibility. Click NEXT PAGE at the bottom of the page to proceed.
  • Answer YES to the question – Do you still have a question for the Health Unit?
  • In the box provided, type in “Need a Code.Also type in which priority population you belong to, your first and last name, a valid email address, your date of birth, your health card number and version code, and your phone number. Please note: If you do not provide this information, the Health Unit cannot process your request.
  • Please note: Not everyone who submits a request is eligible for the vaccine at this time.
  • If you are eligible and have provided ALL of the information required, your information will be sent to the Ministry of Health.
  • The Ministry of Health will email you with a personal invitation code. The email may be from vaccine@covax.ca. Please check your junk mailbox for the email if you do not see it.

Step Three: Use the provincial booking system to book an appointment

  • Visit www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine.
  • Use the personal invitation code from your email to book an appointment at an upcoming vaccination clinic in your area. Clinics will not appear in the booking system if they are filled. Please continue to check the system for additional clinic appointments that have been added.
  • If you cannot book online, call 1-888-999-6488.

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Employment identification and/or how you meet eligibility criteria.
  • Ontario Health Card
  • Personal identification with photo
  • A list of your medications (if applicable)
  • Confirmation code – You will receive a confirmation code when you have successfully booked your appointments. Please bring this code with you to the clinic as required to proceed with your appointment. If you do not have a confirmation code then please do not go to the clinic event as it means you do not have an appointment. Please instead revisit the online system or call the customer service desk to book your appointment and receive your confirmation code.
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Testing for COVID-19 – What Now?

Testing for COVID-19 is a critical step in stopping the spread of illness.  

Where and When to Get Tested 
If You Test Positive for COVID-19 
  • You MUST continue to isolate if you test positive for the virus. Public health will call you as soon as possible about your test results and ask you questions about places you have visited and people who you were in close contact. Anyone in close contact with you may be at risk from COVID-19 themselves, so must be called. Your help in answering these questions is essential to protect the health of others in the community.   
  • PLEASE NOTE: Due to workload issues, Public Health Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Health’s Provincial Work Force (PHO) are assisting the Health Unit in following up with COVID-19 case and contacts in Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. You may be contacted by public health staff from any of these organizations. Please follow their guidance to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • You will receive regular phone calls from public health staff to see how you are doing and to monitor any symptoms you have. Public health staff will also ensure you are staying in self-isolation at home and can discuss any supports you need and respond to your questions. 
  • If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 and do NOT stay at home in self-isolation, you could be served with a Class Order under Section 22 (5.01.1) of the Health Protection and Promotion Act. This order states you must stay home in self-isolation or face daily fines or imprisonment for not doing so. 
Close Contacts 
  • Public health staff (either Health Unit or Public Health Ontario staff) will follow up with anyone who has been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. This is called contact tracing.  
  • Individuals who are considered close contacts to someone who has COVID-19 can include: 
    • Family members/people living in the same household 
    • Anyone who had direct contact with a positive COVID-19 case 
  • Public health will follow up with these close contacts and give instructions on what they need to do (like quarantining) to slow the spread of COVID-19. Public health will also do regular phone calls with close contacts to check in on them and ensure they follow public health directions. 

COVID-19 High-Risk Contact – Video explains what to do if you are identified as a ‘high-risk’ contact.

How to Self-Monitor

It’s important to take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. That’s why it’s essential to watch — or ‘self-monitor’ — for symptoms of COVID-19. Here’s what to do:

Monitor for Symptoms

Self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after exposure for fever, cough or difficulty breathing

Image of three characters representing someone having a fever, another with a cough and a third with difficulty breathing
Avoid Public Spaces

Avoid crowded public spaces and places where you cannot easily separate yourself from others if you become ill.

If you are unable to maintain a two metre distance, wear a non-medical mask or face covering to protect others from your potentially infectious droplets

What to do if you develop these or any other symptoms?
  • Self-isolate immediately and contact the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5020, your health care provider or take a COVID-19 online self-assessment.
  • To isolate you will need:
    • Soap, water and/or alcohol-based hand sanitizer to clean your hands
  • If you visit your health care provider, avoid using public transportation such as subways, taxis and shared rides. If you cannot avoid this, wear a mask and keep a two-metre distance from others or use the back seat if in a car.

This information is from the Public Health Ontario fact sheet COVID-19 How to Self-Monitor

Additional Resources:

How to Self-Monitor Video – HKPR District Health Unit

211 Community Support – Easily find/search government and community-based services during COVID-19.  Call or text 2-1-1 day or night to find support for all of life’s challenges. Live Chat also available Monday to Friday from 7 am to 9 pm.

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Local COVID-19 Testing & Assessment Centres

Download the COVID Alert Tracing App

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COVID-19 Assessment Centres

Below are locations of the specific COVID-19 Assessment Centres in Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. Please note that all COVID-19 Assessment Centres are by appointment only (no walk-ins are allowed). Effective immediately, you are only asked to use these assessment centres if you are:

  • Showing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by your public health unit or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app
  • A resident or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by your local public health unit
  • Eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

Please Note: If you are having difficulty accessing your COVID-19 testing results, please follow up with the Assessment Centre where you were tested.

City of Kawartha Lakes

Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Lindsay

The RMH COVID-19 Assessment Centre is now located inside Ross Memorial Hospital. To get tested:

  • Visit the Ontario COVID-19 website to see if you qualify for testing under the current provincial guidelines.
  • Call 705-328-6217 or request an appointment online.
  • Do not leave multiple messages or submit multiple forms
  • Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • You will receive a call back within 1-2 business days

When arriving for your appointment:

  • Arrive to the hospital at your appointment time. (NOTE: When making your appointment, you will be given instructions on where to park and which hospital entrance to use for testing)
  • Wear a mask
  • Bring your health card and identification
  • Maintain physical distancing from others awaiting testing
  • Your results should be available online within five days of testing. If unable to access your results online after five days, call (705) 328-6217 and leave a message.

If symptoms are severe, including difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion or losing consciousness, you should be seen in the Emergency Department immediately.

Northumberland County

Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Cobourg

NHH’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre (1000 DePalma Dr., in Cobourg) is now located in a new trailer space immediately outside the hospital’s Emergency Department entrance. A dedicated entry/exit is available to the new assessment centre.

NHH’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre is now operating on an appointment-basis only. Walk-ins will no longer be accepted. To book an appointment, call 905-377-7783. The assessment centre is open daily from 8 am to 4 pm for pre-booked appointments.

The NHH COVID-19 Assessment Centre will screen patients, test (if deemed appropriate) and direct patients to proceed as required. Through a temporary arrangements, the NHH COVID-19 Assessment Centre is now able to offer patients the option to see a primary care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) in addition to receiving a COVID-19 test.  Learn more details by calling the centre.

Canton COVID-19 Testing Centre (Municipality of Port Hope)

A new COVID-19 testing centre is now open at the Port Hope Community Hub (formerly Canton Municipal Hall) located at 5325 County Road 10, just north of Canton. The testing centre will be available for individuals without active COVID-19 symptoms. Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (8 am to 4 pm) for virtual screening by phone or pre-scheduled appointments only. To book an appointment, call 905-377-7783.

Trent Hills COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Campbellford

The centre is open Mondays to Thursdays from 9 am to 5 pm (closed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays). To book an appointment for COVID-19 test, call the local Assessment Centre directly at 705-395-1801. Please do not go to the Assessment Centre without first calling to book an appointment. Please do not call Campbellford Memorial Hospital either.

The Trent Hills COVID 19 Assessment Centre is located at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on the basement level in the former paramedic bay and offices. Access to the site is through a drive-up centre. All visitors are to remain in their cars, and Assessment Centre staff will provide assessment/testing to you while you remain in your vehicle.

Haliburton County

Haliburton County COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre

To book an appointment for testing, call the Haliburton County COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre at 705-457-1212 (press 6) during regular business hours. You can seek an appointment if you are a Haliburton County resident and meet any of the following criteria:

  • You have at least one COVID-19 symptom.
  • You have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case, as informed by your public health unit or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app.
  • You are a resident or worker in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by your local public health unit.
  • You are eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or Ministry of Long-Term Care.

PLEASE NOTE: if your symptoms are severe, call 9-1-1 and alert the dispatcher to your symptoms.

The Haliburton County COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre is staffed by health care providers who will complete a phone assessment and advise as to appropriate next steps, which may include self-monitoring instructions, self-isolation instructions, or further assessment and testing in the drive-through facility. The Centre is for all residents of Haliburton County, regardless of whether you have a family doctor.

COVID-19 Testing at Pharmacies

The Ontario government is now allowing some pharmacies to provide COVID-19 testing, including some in the local Health Unit area. Testing at pharmacies will be free, by appointment, and available ONLY to people who are not showing COVID-19 symptoms. Pharmacies will also be doing COVID pre-screening of anyone seeking a test. Click here to find pharmacy testing locations in your area (you can search by community or postal code).

COVID Alert Tracing App

Download the COVID Alert app to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This free, easy-to-use app will:

  • Notify you if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 (even before you have symptoms)
  • Offer advice on what to do next
  • Let others who have been in close contact with you know if you test positive for the virus (without sharing personal information).

The app does not collect personal information or health data, and does not know or track the location, name, address, or contacts of any user.

The more people who download COVID Alert, the more effective it is (as of late March 2021, 6.4 million Canadians had downloaded the free app). COVID Alert can reduce the spread of COVID-19 by more quickly identifying potential new cases and contacts.

To download or learn more, visit:

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