**** NSHA Media Release
Several of Nova Scotia Health’s primary assessment centres and public health mobile units are open on Thursday, July 1 to help make COVID-19 testing more accessible. Testing is open to anyone and may be particularly convenient for out-of-province visitors just arriving to Nova Scotia.
The following locations will offer drop-in PCR COVID-19 testing (no rapid tests); some locations also offer testing by appointment. To book an appointment at a primary assessment centre, please visit http://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en or call 811.
Testing is for all ages, for those who have symptoms, no symptoms (asymptomatic), have travelled or been to a potential exposure site and have been a close contact of a positive COVID case.
The hours listed below are for drop-in appointments on Thursday, July 1 and do not reflect the schedule for booked appointments.
- Mayflower Curling Club (3000 Monaghan Drive, Halifax) from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Pavilion 20 (1159 Marginal Road, Halifax) from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Halifax North Memorial Library, located outside (2285 Gottingen Street) from 1 to 5 p.m.
- Grand Lake Road Fire Hall (850 Grand Lake Road, Sydney) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Savoy Theatre (116 Commercial Street, Glace Bay) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Antigonish Market Square (149 Church Street, Unit 686) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre (606 Reeves Street) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Amherst Stadium (185 Church Street) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Colchester Legion Stadium (14 Lorne Street, Truro) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Bridgewater (210 Aberdeen Road) from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m..
- Yarmouth Mariner Centre (45 Jody Shelley Drive) from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Digby Station (7 Birch Street, Digby) from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Testing is free to everyone.
- Please bring your provincial health card with you, if you have one.
- Test results are available between 24 and 72 hours after testing. To receive results by email or online portal you will need a valid provincial health card. For results by email, you must also provide a valid email address. It is not unusual for two family members to be tested at the same time and receive results at different times.
- Swish and gargle testing is available for children and youth between ages four and 18. Children and youth must not eat, drink, chew gum, brush teeth or vape for at least one hour before their test. Preparation is required for gargle testing. View instructions
- You may have to wait in line outside; please dress accordingly.
- For rapid testing options, please visit http://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus/covid-19-rapid-testing
- All Nova Scotians and visitors are advised to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and are urged to follow Public Health guidelines. Up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus
All potential exposure notifications are listed at http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.