Assessment and Care Centres

Brewer Arena assessment centre

If you are planning to go to an assessment centre, please use the online assessment tool first. If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this tool to help determine if you need to seek further care.

The COVID-19 Assessment Centre is at the Brewer Arena, at 151 Brewer Way. The facility is open daily from 9 am to 8 pm. Please use the entrance on Bronson Avenue. Free parking is available on site. Additional COVID-19 assessment centres may open later as needed.

The centre is operated in collaboration with The Ottawa Hospital and CHEO — serving the larger public health needs of Ottawa. It provides assessment and testing for children and adults.

The Assessment Centre is for individuals who have:

  1. Returned from international travel AND are displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19, including:
    • fever and/or
    • new or worsening cough


  1. Had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days AND are displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19, including:
    • fever and/or
    • new or worsening cough

Do not bring well children or other healthy members of the community (like friends, neighbours or drivers) into the assessment centre.

All City community-based and recreational activities have been redirected from Brewer Arena to other locations. The only residents using the arena are those seeking assessments. This ensures there is no cross-contact between facility users and those who are requesting assessments. There is no risk to the surrounding community. Currently, Brewer Pool remains open.

West end care clinic

A new care clinic  will open on Monday, April 6 at the D. A. Moodie Intermediate School in Bells Corners. It will be open every day from 9 am to 4 pm.

Operated by Queensway Carleton Hospital, in partnership with Ottawa Public Health and the region’s Clinical Care Coordination Centre, the clinic’s primary function is to provide treatment for people with symptoms of respiratory illness – cough, fever and cold-like symptoms – that can’t be managed at home. It is equipped to do basic diagnostic tests, such as chest X-rays and lab tests.

Ottawa residents who only need to be tested should continue to go to the assessment centre in the Brewer Arena.

For more information on Assessment & Care Clinics Centers Please visit the following link.