Ongwanada is one of five pharmacies in Kingston that provides COVID-19 PCR testing, which is available to all eligible individuals based on the Government of Ontario’s testing guidelines through booked appointments.

To book an appointment, please get in touch with Diane Milina at 613 548 4419 ext 1139. You should have the following information on hand:

  1. Personal identifying information: Name, date of birth, phone number, and address
  2. Health Card number with version code
  3. Vaccination Status – number of doses of vaccine received
  4. Date of onset and type of symptoms
  5. Reason testing required – Work related, Symptoms, travel, etc

On the day of the appointment, drive to the back of the Ongwanada Resource Centre building at 191 Portsmouth Avenue, down the ramped laneway to the Pharmacy. There are directional signs posted. Remain in your vehicle, call 613.548.4419 ext. 1127, and let the pharmacy staff know your vehicle’s make and model; a pharmacy team member will come to you to do the test. Results will be posted on the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 test results page the day following the test and can be accessed by health card number.

**The pharmacist at Ongwanada can also prescribe Paxlovid, which is for people with symptoms (even if mild) who are at higher risk of severe COVID-19. Most treatments must be taken within the first five days of your symptoms starting. Contact the Ongwanada pharmacy for further details.

Take this screener to determine if you are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 and may benefit from the Paxlovid treatment.


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