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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

COVID-19 Testing:

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

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 there are two separate online forms - one for Bancroft, Belleville and Trenton, and one for Picton.

Assessment centres in Belleville and Trenton are operating between 9am and 5pm, 7 days a week. The Bancroft assessment centre is operating between 10am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. The Picton assessment centre is operating between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Hotline Info:
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, or use the online form. For weekend testing, you can call the Belleville/Trenton Hotline.