uOttawa Assessment Centre
As part of the University of Ottawa’s preparations for the fall 2020 semester we have implemented several measures to ensure that the community can resume academic and research activities, while respecting public health directives during these extraordinary times. Our top priority has always been and will remail safeguarding the health and safety of University of Ottawa students, faculty, and staff.
As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are making available an assessment and testing facility located at the Lees Campus (200 Lees Avenue, Block D). Here is some important information to read prior reserving your place.
- To book an appointment you must be a student enrolled in the fall 2020 term, a faculty member, or staff person. You must input your student or employee number when booking. Appointments can only be made for the person to whom a student or employee number has been issued, you cannot use your student or employee number for appointments for others.
- The Centre is open for booked appointments as of September 9, 2020 and will offer service Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will be closed on all statutory holidays. Please ensure that you bring identification and your health card or number when you arrive at the Assessment Centre
- The booking system allows individuals to book an appointment for a COVID-19 test in a 72 hour window to ensure that you are seen within this timeframe or so. If need be, you can seek services at another testing facility in the National Capital Region within this same timeframe. Please follow this link for additional information: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/shared-content/assessment-centres.aspx
- Clients who want to access our centre are required to self-screen using the Ontario COVID-19 screening tool and to follow the instructions provided that are tailored to clients presenting symptoms. In accordance with the self-assessment, seriously ill persons are directed to go to their nearest emergency room or call 911. For additional information regarding testing criteria and recommendations, as well as other testing and assessment services in Ottawa, please visit the Ottawa Public Health website. If you reside in the Outaouais region, please visit the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l'Outaouais website.
- Free designated parking is available on site – please remain in your vehicle if you arrive more than 5 minutes before your appointment. If you have arrived onsite via another means of transportation, you will be asked to remain outdoors until 5 minutes prior to your appointment. When you arrive near the rear of the west side parking lot, please follow the arrows which will guide you to the entrance of the Assessment Centre
- If you are seeking to reserve an appointment for administrative reasons such as study permit requirements or for clinical placements for example, you should be asymptomatic. Then, you’ll have to visit our booking system regularly to schedule the next available appointment or check with your program manager or the International Office as these services will provide up to date lists to the Assessment Centre to facilitate booking.
- If you have symptoms, you should be completing a self-assessment and following the provided directions.
The University of Ottawa is offering this service to its community in addition to regional testing options available in the surrounding community. We have limited capacity which may be increased should the need arise. In addition, there are regional testing options available in the surrounding community. Please follow this link for additional information: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/shared-content/assessment-centres.aspx
The uOttawa Assessment Centre has been established in cooperation with Ontario Partners in Health (OPIH), under the medical supervision of Dr. Danielle Gervais. OPIH is providing oversight of all medical components including testing protocols and testing follow up.
uOttawa’s Assessment Centre is open
A reminder that uOttawa's own COVID-19 Assessment Centre is now open at the Lees Campus.
Testing is only available to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff of the University and appointments can be booked online for a 72-hour time period.
The uOttawa Assessment Centre’s goal is to alleviate some of the pressure on other sites in the National Capital Region while servicing our university community. The Centre is operated in partnership with Ontario Partners in Health and is under the medical direction of Dr. Danielle Gervais.
Visit the “Assessment Centre” tab on this page for details.
Download the COVID Alert App
All faculty, students and staff are encouraged to download the Government of Canada’s COVID Alert app. This exposure notification app will significantly reduce the chances of an outbreak of COVID-19 at uOttawa and in your community this fall.