Media Release: COVID-19 Update: Huntsville’s Assessment Centre transitions to by-appointment only testing

Posted On Sunday October 04, 2020

(HUNTSVILLE, ON) At a press conference held October 2, the Ontario Government announced changes to COVID-19 testing measures that affect the operations of assessment centres in Ontario. The Huntsville COVID-19 Assessment Centre, located at the Active Living Centre, 20 Park Drive, Huntsville ON, will now be testing individuals by appointment only. Please consider the following transition for operations:

If you require testing on Monday, October 5:
The Huntsville COVID-19 Assessment Centre will be screening individuals on-site and booking their associated testing appointment that day. To get the latest information about if and where you should be tested visit for testing criteria. Please have your health card available and be ready to answer the COVID-19 screening questions.

As of Wednesday, October 7:
The Huntsville COVID-19 Assessment Centre, will be transitioned to pre-booked appointment only testing. As the Medical Staff and Doctors plan for the transition to an appointment-based model, more details will be posted shortly in regards to the booking process. Residents are advised that on the 7th, a call centre will be ready to book appointments by phone for the same afternoon and ongoing. The assessment centre will continue to operate three days a week with the following hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30am until 4:00pm. On behalf of the Assessment Centre Team, we would like to thank you for your patience during this transition.  

Updates to testing guidelines for children:
As of October 1, the Ontario government updated testing guidelines for children. The main update is adjusting the type and number of symptoms needed for a child to stay home from school or childcare. Please visit if you require additional information on the changes to COVID-19 school and child care screening.

Residents that require appointments outside of the Huntsville COVID-19 Assessment Centre hours are encouraged to visit for a list of other Muskoka assessment centres and testing location options.