If you are having a medical emergency, go to the nearest Emergency Department or call 911.

Not sure about COVID-19 symptoms? Have questions about COVID-19?

For more info and to stay informed on the status of cases in Sioux Lookout and our entire region, please visit the Northwestern Health Unit’s website.

​Northwestern Health Unit’s COVID-19 hotline: 1-866-468-2240 (Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)


Other important numbers:

Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Please note that COVID-19 testing guidelines for Ontario were recently updated by the province. As of December 30, 2021, residents should only seek testing at assessment centres if they are:

  • Symptomatic people who fall into one of the following groups:
    • Hospitalized patients
    • Patients seeking emergency medical care, at the discretion of the treating clinician o Patient-facing healthcare workers
    • Staff, volunteers, residents/inpatients, essential care providers, and visitors in hospitals and congregate living settings, including Long Term Care, retirement homes, First Nation elder care lodges, group homes, shelters, hospices, temporary foreign worker settings, and correctional institutions
    • Symptomatic outpatients for whom COVID-19 treatment is being considered
      • includes those 70 and older who have a risk factor including obesity (BMI ≥30), dialysis or stage 5 kidney disease (eGFR <15 mL/min/1.73 m2), diabetes, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability of any severity, sickle cell disease, receiving active cancer treatment, solid organ or stem cell transplant recipients, or 50 and older if First Nations, Inuit, or Métis with any of those risk factors
    • Symptomatic people who are underhoused or homeless
    • Symptomatic elementary and secondary students and education staff who have received a PCR self-collection kit through their school
    • Symptomatic/asymptomatic people who are from First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities and individuals travelling into these communities for work
    • Symptomatic /asymptomatic people on admission/transfer to or from hospital or congregate living setting
    • High risk contacts and asymptomatic/symptomatic people in the context of confirmed or suspected outbreaks in highest risk4 settings, including hospitals, long-term care, retirement homes, other congregate living settings and institutions, and other settings as directed by the local public health unit
    • Individuals, and one accompanying caregiver, with written prior approval for out-of-country medical services from the General Manager, OHIP
    • Asymptomatic testing in hospital, long-term care, retirement homes and other congregate living settings and institutions as per provincial guidance and/or Directives, or as directed by public health units.

Got questions about symptoms or getting tested?

Take a Self-Assessment at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment

  • Follow the advice on the Self-Assessment tool, and if you are told to be tested, contact the Assessment Centre to book a test.

Contact the Sioux Lookout COVID-19 Assessment Centre

To book a COVID-19 test in Sioux Lookout, contact the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at:

Ph: (807) 737-5880

By Appointment Only (no walk-ins).
New Hours (effective June 23, 2020): Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you receive our voicemail, please leave a message with your name and phone number and someone will call you back to schedule your appointment.

Where is the Assessment Centre?

The Sioux Lookout COVID-19 Assessment Centre is located at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre, next to our Emergency Entrance. As a reminder, DO NOT come into the hospital or our Emergency Entrance to get access to the Assessment Centre- please look for the door and signs for the entrance to the Centre. We remind patients not to come early for their test and to come to the Centre at their scheduled time.

Where can I park?

The Assessment Centre parking is free! When coming to the Assessment Centre, turn off where you would for the Emergency Department and look for the parking spots with signs identifying them as Assessment Centre parking only. As a reminder, these spots are only for those coming into the Assessment Centre. For information about our parking for inpatient visitors and outpatient appointments, visit our Parking page.