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GTAA, Switch Health, Metrolinx launch new testing clinic at Union Station

TORONTO — The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Switch Health and Metrolinx have teamed up to offer travellers coming to Toronto Pearson on the UP Express a convenient new option for pre-departures testing.

The new clinic is located at the UPStairs lounge on the second floor above the Union Station UP Express platform. It’s available for commuters using UP Express, GO Transit riders, residents and visitors to Toronto’s central business district, and is open to everyone who is asymptomatic.

The partners note that the new clinic operates in the same way as the Healthy Travel clinic onsite at Pearson, operated by Switch Health. Travellers book an appointment by visiting Switch Health’s website, arrive at the established time for their test and receive the results electronically from Switch Health through their proprietary patient portal, ASMO.

Antigen test results are available within one hour. That means that soon after their 25-minute UP Express ride to the airport, travellers will have their travel-ready results.

Deborah Flint, President and CEO, GTAA, says: ”We are intent on making air travel more convenient for our valued passengers through Healthy Travel initiatives just like this one. We couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Switch Health and Metrolinx to bring this new service to those travelling multi-modally.”

The new Healthy Travel testing clinic, powered by Switch Health and located at Union Station, will operate from Monday to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more details or to book a test, see

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