- Location: The Brampton Drive-Thru Assessment Centre is located at South Fletcher’s Sportsplex in the north parking lot at 500 Ray Lawson Boulevard. See map of the Brampton Drive-Thru Assessment Centre.
An outdoor, drive-thru Assessment Centre allows for safe, confidential and convenient access for people who meet the criteria and may need to be tested. People do not need to leave their cars to be assessed and tested.
- Entrance: The Assessment Centre is accessible from Kingsknoll Drive at McLaughlin Road (also called Sheridan College Drive). Please do not access at Ray Lawson Boulevard.
- Hours: Open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Why is Osler moving its Peel Memorial Assessment Centre?
On May 29, Ontario released the next phase of the province’s COVID-19 testing plan, Protecting Ontarians Through Enhanced Testing, which includes expanding Assessment Centre testing to now include asymptomatic individuals concerned about exposure and continued routine symptomatic testing.
To help accommodate this expanded testing and stop the spread of COVID-19, Osler and in partnership with the City of Brampton, will be moving the Peel Memorial Assessment Centre to an offsite, drive-thru model at South Fletcher’s Sportsplex to create more access to testing and further serve of our Brampton community.
Is the Peel Memorial Assessment Centre closing?
Yes. To operate and staff the drive-thru Assessment Centre, the Peel Memorial Assessment Centre staff and operation will move to the new location and the Peel Memorial location will close the night before opening.
A print and digital campaign will help inform Brampton and area residents of the location change. Security staff and ample signage will also be available on site at Peel Memorial to help redirect any patients to the Brampton Centre.
How does the drive-thru at the Brampton Assessment Centre work?
Patients will remain in their vehicle for the duration of their screening and assessment. Patients will be directed to drive toward the testing area where a nasal swab will be taken. The Assessment Centre includes plenty of signage and staff are available to direct patients.
Patients who are tested will be advised to remain in self-isolation while awaiting their test results to help ensure everyone’s safety. They will receive a “how to self-isolate” handout upon leaving.
Why is the Brampton Assessment Centre a drive-thru?
An outdoor, drive-thru approach to COVID-19 assessment allows for safe, confidential and more convenient and expanded access for patients who need to be tested. Patients do not need to leave their cars to be assessed and tested. A drive-thru approach also helps to further protect the health and safety of hospital staff working at the Centre.
How will traffic flow be supported at the drive-thru Brampton Assessment Centre?
Security will be onsite to help regulate the flow of cars and minimize any traffic congestion.
Does the assessment centre accept "walk-ins"?
Yes, we do accept walk-ins on site. There is a separate area where visitors will receive a mask and can get swabbed.
Will the Brampton Assessment Centre accept “drive-ins”, “walk-ins” or patients without a referral?
Will a family member or friend be allowed to accompany patients to the Brampton Assessment Centre?
Since patients remain in their vehicle for the duration of their assessment, visitors are permitted to remain with them inside the vehicle. Just a reminder, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, visitors should wear a mask and practice physical distancing, which may not be achievable in a car.
Will patients have to wear a mask if they visit the Brampton Assessment Centre?
The safety of all patients, families, staff and physicians remains a top priority at Osler, not just in response to COVID-19, but at all times. For patients visiting the Brampton Assessment Centre in their car, given they remain in their car for the duration of their assessment, they will not need to be provided a mask, however you are welcome to wear your own. For any patients without a car walking into the assessment centre, they will be provided with a mask.
Is it safe to have a COVID-19 Assessment Centre outside of a hospital setting?
Yes. The Assessment Centre does not pose a risk of COVID-19 exposure to residents in the surrounding area. COVID-19 is not an airborne disease and evidence shows that it is transmitted via droplets during close, unprotected contact with another person (e.g. when someone sneezes or coughs).
This COVID-19 Assessment Centre meets all Ministry of Health standards and protocols and is of critical importance to helping prevent and minimize the risk for community spread of the disease through early detection and appropriate care plans.