Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Site: Wellington

Service: COVID-19 Assessment Centre - Rural Wellington

Public Comments Effective Dec 14, 2020, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has moved to the Red (Control) level of public health measures and restrictions, as outlined in the provincial COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open.

Dr Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health, has issued an order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act requiring face coverings to be worn inside commercial establishments and private commercial vehicles. As of Sep 18, 2020, there is an expanded list of settings in place for Wellington County, Dufferin County and the City of Guelph. Further information on the updated Section 22 Class Order may be found here.

If you feel ill, stay home and limit contact with others. Visit COVID-19 Resources and COVID-19 Community Supports and Contacts for reliable information and support. See Status of Cases in Wellington Dufferin Guelph for local updates.

Contact Information
Alternate Name COVID-19 Assessment Centre
Office Phone Fergus: 226-383-2415 
Harriston: 519-843-8160 
Palmerston, Mount Forest (pop-up locations): 226-383-2415
Website whcacovid.com
Description (Site) Fergus - east of town centre; Harriston - east of town centre; Palmerston - North; Mount Forest - South-West
Site Location Fergus - located in the Old Groves Memorial District Hospital (previous ER Location); Harriston - located at the old train station; Palmerston - located beside Hospital; Mount Forest - located beside Hospital
Located In Community Wellington County
Address & Map
235 Union St E
Fergus, ON N1M 1W2
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Other Locations Harriston Train Station
83 Arthur St W
Harriston, ON N0G 1Z0
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Physical Access Fully Accessible - Fergus, Harriston ; Unknown - Palmerston, Mount Forest
Description & Services
Description (Service) Symptomatic Risk-Based Testing Centre
By appointment only, call to book an appointment or book online:
* Fergus Centre online booking
* Harriston Centre online booking
* Palmerston / Mount Forest Pop-up Centres online booking

Asymptomatic, Risk-Based Testing (done at a pharmacy):
People may be tested for COVID-19 by booking an appointment at select pharmacies if not showing symptoms, need testing for travel or are eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care. For more information, see Who should get tested

Hours Fergus: Mon-Sun 10 am-6 pm 
Harriston: Tue, Thu, Fri 9 am-5 pm * closed 12:30 pm-1:30 pm 
Palmerston / Mount Forest: Sat 9 am-1 pm
Areas Served Wellington County ; Assessment centres located in Fergus, Harriston, Palmerston, Mount Forest
Eligibility Fergus: 2 years and older 
Harriston and Palmerston / Mount Forest: Call to confirm testing ages for newborns and young children
Application Call or visit website for information *online booking available 
**Note - If there are no dates/times showing in the booking schedule than all online appointment times have been booked; call for for other booking options
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Federal
Service Categories Infectious Disease Specialty ~ COVID-19