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COVID-19: Assessment Centres

COVID-19 Assessment Centres are now open in the Cochrane district. The COVID-19 Assessment Centres are clinics where people are assessed by a health-care provider and tested for COVID-19 if required.

A referral is required by your health care provider, your local Assessment Centre or public health. Individuals are seen by appointment only.

If you think you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 and need a referral to the Assessment Centre:

  1. Call your local Assessment Centre directly if their number is listed below OR
  2. Call your primary care provider or the Porcupine Health Unit to answer questions about your symptoms and overall health.
    1. If further assessment is required, you will be referred to the Assessment Centre.
    2. Someone will call you to schedule the appointment.


Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
You may call 1-888-962-8718 to book your appointment directly.


Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
You may call 705-362-5544 to book your appointment directly.


Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 am and 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Iroquois Falls

Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
You may call 1-888-962-8718 to book your appointment directly.


Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
You may call 705-367-4613 to book your appointment directly.

Smooth Rock Falls

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm


Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
New location: 651 Ross Avenue East (Dr Verbeek's office, across from TADH). You may call 705-267-0224 to book your appointment directly.

Safety Concerns

The health care workers at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre will be taking all necessary precautions and standard operating procedures including infection control, testing, and assessment. There are measures that will be in place to minimize risk of exposure and spread such as sanitizing hands before entering the facility.


There is continued collaboration and support between the Porcupine Health Unit and the partners involved in running the assessment centres to ensure access to those who require assessment for COVID-19. These are the Timmins and District Hospital (TADH), Timmins Academic Family Health Team (TAFHT), Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the City of Timmins, the M.I.C.s Group of Health Services (MICs), Lady Minto Hospital, the Town of Iroquois Falls, Anson General Hospital, the Centre de santé communautaire de Kapuskasing et région, the Kapuskasing and Area Family Health Team, Sensenbrenner Hospital, the Town of Kapuskasing, Hornepayne Community Hospital, the Town of Hornepayne, Nord-Aski Family Health Team, Notre-Dame Hospital, the Town of Hearst, Smooth Rock Falls Hospital, and the Town of Smooth Rock Falls.