Last updated: March 23, 2023

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Assessment Centres

For information on the updated testing and isolation guidelines visit the Government of Ontario webpage.

COVID-19 Self-Assessment

Southlake Regional Health Centre

Southlake Regional Health Centre
Location: 22 Prospect Street in Newmarket 

Mackenzie Health 

The Mackenzie Health COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital can be accessed via a dedicated entrance near the A-wing of the hospital.

Location: 10 Trench St. Richmond Hill

COVID-19 Assessment Centre Hours (hours are subject to change)

Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be booked by calling our scheduling office at 905-883-1212.

Markham Stouffville Hospital

Markham Stouffville Hospital (Oak Valley Health)

Location: 381 Church Street, Markham
The COVID-19 Assessment Centre is located at the Markham site. 

COVID-19 Assessment Centre Hours (hours are subject to change)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.          

Pharmacies in York Region Conducting Testing

Pharmacies in York Region that are conducting COVID-19 testing. View a detailed list of local pharmacies testing COVID-19 in York Region.

Additional pharmacies will provide in-store and take-home PCR tests for those eligible for testing, including symptomatic individuals and close contacts. Find a pharmacy today.

COVID-19 Vaccinations 

COVID-19 vaccinations are available in York Region. For information on locations and how to book a vaccine appointment visit York Region's vaccination webpage.

Who is considered fully vaccinated?

People are considered fully vaccinated after receiving the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by World Health Organization (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series)

They received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before providing the proof of being fully vaccinated.

As of Sept 16, 2021, Health Canada has approved:

2 doses: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD

1 dose: Janssen/Johnson & Johnson

mRNA vaccine: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna

Do I need to provide proof of vaccination to enter a recreation facility?

No. Starting March 1, 2022, the Town of Aurora will no longer require visitors to show proof of vaccination at our recreation facilities. Masks and physical distancing requirements will remain in place.

Do I need to provide proof of vaccination to enter Aurora Town Hall to pay a bill or visit Access Aurora?

No. Residents are not required to provide proof of vaccination to use the services provided by Access Aurora at Aurora Town Hall.

Do I need to wear a mask in Town Facilities?
Where can I get my vaccine?
Visit York Regions vaccination clinics page for a list of clinics in your area.
What are the medical exemptions?
Exemptions will be permitted for:
  • Unvaccinated individuals with medical exemptions
  • Anyone ages 0 to 11 who are participating or spectating in any activity

As of January 10, 2022, a written medical exemption will no longer be accepted to access businesses and organizations that require proof of vaccination.

To obtain your medical exemption, you must:

  • Ask an Ontario physician or registered nurse in the extended class to submit your exemption request directly to the public health unit where the issuer’s practice is located
  • Once your exemption is accepted and entered into COVaxON by the public health unit, you’ll be able to access your enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code through the COVID-19 vaccination portal

Processes may vary in different public health units. Contact your primary health provider or nurse practitioner to learn more. Complete submissions that are sent to PHUs by December 29, 2021 should be processed by PHUs before the January 10, 2022 date in which organizations and businesses that are under the provincial proof-of-vaccination system will be advised to no longer accept physician notes as valid medical exemptions.

Is proof of vaccination required for outdoor events?
Will vaccination clinic locations be permanent?
No. York Region Public Health is transitioning to smaller mobile and pop-up clinics. 

Visit York Region's COVID-19 vaccine page for a list of pop-up clinics near you.