COVID-19 Assessment Centre

The Timmins Covid-19 Assessment Clinic (TCAC) is open 7 days a week and has a physician present every morning for assessments.  The TCAC can test, assess and provide treatment options for COVID-19.  People should visit if they have symptoms and are at higher risk for COVID-19 and need to get tested and assessed for the anti-viral treatment.

Timmins COVID-19 Assessment Clinic

651 Ross Ave E, Timmins

Timmins COVID-19 Regular Assessment Clinic Hours

Monday – Thursday – 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 

Monday – Thursday – 1:15 PM – 3:45 PM 

Friday - Saturday – Sunday – 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Walk-In Hours

While attending the Assessment Centre and/or Walk-In Testing Centres we kindly ask that you:

  • Wear a mask at all times;
  • Respect physical distancing; and
  • Bring your health card 

Assessments for Respiratory Illness

In order to support the needs of our community during these winter months, the Timmins COVID-19 Assessment Clinic will be expanding its services. Effective Monday, November 21st, 2022, the COVID-19 Assessment Clinic will be offering appointment-only physician assessments for those two years of age and older, who have mild to moderate respiratory illness symptoms.


The COVID-19 Assessment Clinic will not be accepting walk-in appointments for assessment. If you or a family member is experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of a respiratory illness (such as cough, congestion, sore throat, ear pain), and feel you need to assessed by a physician, please call the Assessment Clinic at 705-267-0224 to book your appointment. 


To qualify for an assessment for respiratory illness you must be:

  • Experiencing new onset of mild to moderate respiratory symptoms;
  • Able to attend the clinic;
  • Two years of age, or older; and
  • Are unable to access your own primary care provider (if applicable). 

You do not require a primary care provider in order to access the COVID-19 Assessment Clinic. 

Paxlovid Treatment for COVID-19

You may have heard about Paxlovid, an anti-viral tablet for COVID-19.  Here are the key things to know:

  • Most people with COVID-19 symptoms just need to self-isolate and rest, drink plenty of fluids and take analgesics such as acetaminophen (as needed) for headaches, fevers or muscle aches.  This information sheet answers many of the most common questions about COVID-19, including when to call the doctor’s office, seek assessment at a COVID-19 assessment clinic or call 911.
  • Paxlovid is used to treat adults who have mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms and are at high-risk of worsening to severe illness, where they might require hospitalization.  Depending on your age, health, and vaccination status (see below*), it could be an option for you.  Use the provincial screening tool, found on the website, to see if you might benefit from Paxlovid or other treatments.  There are several factors to consider, including potential interactions with other drugs, so a discussion with your doctor/healthcare team is important.
  • If you think you may qualify for treatment and have COVID-19 symptoms (even if mild), call your doctor’s office or the Timmins Covid-19 Assessment Clinic.   Do not wait for your symptoms to become severe: treatment must be started within five days of the onset of your first symptoms.  They can help determine your next steps.  
  • If you are prescribed Paxlovid, your local pharmacy can dispense the medication to you.
  • Call 911 or go to the Emergency Department if you have severe symptoms, such as: you are having shortness of breath at rest or finding it harder and harder to breathe, have severe chest pain, are feeling confused or losing consciousness.

*You may be at higher risk if you are:

  • Over 18 years old and have a weakened immune system due to a health condition or medications
  • Over 70 years old (regardless of vaccine status)
  • Over 60 years old with fewer than three vaccine doses
  • Over 18 years old with fewer than three vaccine doses and at least one of these risk conditions:
    • Obesity
    • Diabetes
    • Heart disease
    • Hypertension
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Chronic respiratory disease (including cystic fibrosis)
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Intellectual or developmental disabilities
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Moderate or severe kidney disease
    • Moderate or severe liver disease
    • Pregnant
    • Unvaccinated

Please call the Timmins COVID-19 Assessment Clinic if you have any questions.


COVID-19 Testing for International Travel

Effective Monday, March 14th, 2022, the Timmins and District Hospital is pleased to announce that the Assessment Centre will be providing COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic individuals who require a negative PCR or RAT COVID-19 test for an upcoming international flight. Also effective Monday, March 14th, 2022 the Assessment Centre will be accepting debit or credit card payments for COVID-19 testing for international travel. Cash payments are not accepted.

PCR Testing

PCR Testing is available at the cost of $200 per swab. To schedule your PCR Test for International travel please call the Assessment Centre to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins are not permitted.

RAT Testing

RAT testing is available at the cost of $50 per swab. You are not required to schedule your RAT, please attend during Assessment Centre hours.

The Timmins and District Hospital Assessment Centre is not responsible for determining the timing required for your test. Requirements for travel change frequently and each destination may be different. It is the responsibility of the passenger to check any testing requirements for their destination prior to scheduling their testing.