COVID-19 Testing on campus


Updated May 6, 2021


A COVID-19 test at the Western testing centre is now available for any student prior to returning home. Students are urged to schedule an appointment in advance. 

The Middlesex-London Health Unit recommends all students quarantine for two weeks upon returning home, regardless of your COVID-19 test result.

Please use the online booking tool to schedule appointments at the Western COVID-19 Testing Centre in advance. Any registered student and current employee with an active Western username and password can book an appointment using the online booking tool. 

NOTE: A Western ID number is required to book online.

Upcoming Western COVID-19 Testing Centre hours:

  • Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 14 – Open 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Please access the testing centre using Western Student Recreation Centre’s accessible entrance facing Huron Drive.

Western students, staff and faculty are eligible to get COVID-19 test at the Western COVID-19 Testing Centre (located in the Western Student Recreation Centre) if they:

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Have been notified by public health or the COVID Alert app they have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case
  • Have been directed to receive a test by a physician (eg. those undergoing cancer treatment or who require a test as part of pre-operative planning)
  • Are required to take a test after arriving from abroad and completing quarantine

*** Effective January 15, Western's testing site will not be providing pre-travel COVID-19 tests. This is in compliance with the change in testing criteria from the Ministry of Health. Local Assessment Centre sites stop providing tests for this purpose on January 15 as well. Students required to take a test before boarding an international flight should visit one of the locations providing private, pre-travel COVID-19 testing. The list can be found here: Currently, the closest location to campus to get a COVID-19 test for travel is the London Travel Clinic at 520 Sarnia Road.

TEST RESULTS: The window for COVID test results is variable. Results can take anywhere from 24 hours to four days, depending on lab capacity. Western does not manage these labs, so we have no way of knowing how long test results will take. Unfortunately, test result turnaround time is beyond our control.

Student Health Care Clinic: Symptomatic patients requiring a physician's assessment can book a virtual visit with a doctor. Follow-up examination and testing in person may be scheduled at the doctor's discretion, which may include a COVID-19 test. To book an appointment, please call the Student Health Care Clinic at  519-661-3030.

Questions about testing on campus? Students can contact Student Health Care at 519-661-3030 and employees can contact Workplace Health at Western at 519-661-2047.