COVID-19 Testing


The criteria for COVID-19 testing has increased and Manitoulin Health Centre is encouraging residents of the Manitoulin District to be tested. Effective immediately, testing is available for the following individuals:


All people with at least one symptom of COVID, even mild symptoms.


  • Fever or chills
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sore throat
  • New onset or worsening cough
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Loss of taste or sense of smell
  • Runny nose or nasal congestion (not due to seasonal allergies)
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain.
  • Muscle aches, unexplained fatigue, malaise (general feeling of discomfort, weakness, or illness that has recently developed)
  • Headache
  • Croup or “barking” cough
  • Pink eye
  • People who are concerned that they have been exposed to COVID-19
  • People who are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their employment, including those working in an essential service (e.g., health care workers, police services, grocery store employees, etc.)


Discuss any changes in health of a child or infant with your primary care provider or seek assessment at the emergency department.


Individuals may call their primary care provider or call MHC between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm daily (seven days a week) (Mindemoya 705-377-5311, Little Current 705-368-2300) and follow the telephone prompts to the COVID-19 Assessment Line where a nurse will speak with them and book them into the next available appointment.


Individuals will also be given the option to receive testing in their home by the COVID-19 Paramedic Response Team. The COVID-19 Assessment Centers and Paramedic Response Team provide testing Monday to Friday. Patients can access online test results through a secure online portal



The MHC Team thanks you for your understanding.