The 38 Toronto-area pharmacies where you can get a coronavirus test starting Friday

Click to play video: 'Coronavirus: Ontario health officials explain COVID-19 test being used in pharmacies' Coronavirus: Ontario health officials explain COVID-19 test being used in pharmacies
WATCH ABOVE: Coronavirus -- Ontario health officials explain COVID-19 test being used in pharmacies – Sep 24, 2020

Starting Friday, Sept. 25, 38 pharmacies in the Toronto-area will be able to offer coronavirus tests to at-risk, asymptomatic people.

People who have no symptoms — but are considered at-risk of exposure or work in sensitive settings like long-term care homes —  can get a test by making an appointment at select pharmacies in the Greater Toronto Area specifically in Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga and Markham.

Some of the participating pharmacies include Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, Village Square Pharmacy and Medicine Shoppe.

Read more: Low-risk, asymptomatic people should not get COVID-19 tests: Ontario health officials

The Ontario government made the announcement as part of its fall preparedness plan to combat the spread of the virus. The government said there are currently 60 pharmacies in the province on board to do testing with more pharmacy locations to make testing available in the coming weeks.

Story continues below advertisement

In a update Thursday, Ontario health officials said they are recommending that low-risk, asymptomatic people should not seek a COVID-19 test.

The move comes as people wait hours in long lines at testing centres across the region as cases continue to climb in what is expected to be a second wave.

Here is a list of pharmacy locations doing at-risk, asymptomatic COVID-19 testing (by appointment only) in the Greater Toronto Area:


[ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates ]

Toronto (Etobicoke)

Toronto (Scarborough)




Story continues below advertisement

Sponsored content