**** NSHA Media Release
Mobile units providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in Central/Eastern/Western zones
The Public Health mobile units will be spread across the province this week offering drop-in testing for COVID-19. Testing is free and available to all ages.
In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health mobile units provide easier access to testing. Testing is one of the main tools that has helped limit the spread of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.
The Public Health mobile units will be available for drop-in testing at the following locations:
- Brooklyn Civic Centre (995 NS-215, Brooklyn, Hants County)
Monday, Sept. 6 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wellwood Community Hall – Connected to Baptist Church (6 Willow St., Hantsport)
Tuesday, Sept. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Glace Bay Fire Hall (87 Reserve St., Glace Bay)
Monday, Sept. 6 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- New Waterford Knights of Columbus (3236 Plummer Ave., New Waterford)
Tuesday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- St. Peter’s Lions Club (32 Lions Ave., St. Peter’s)
Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Berwick and District Lions Community Centre (250 Veterans Dr., Berwick)
Tuesday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Bridgewater Legion (78 Churchill St., Bridgewater)
Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To see all the upcoming Public Health Mobile Unit locations visit: https://www.nshealth.ca/visit-covid-19-testing-site
While there are no COVID-19 vaccines available at these testing clinics, Public Health team members are available to support you with booking your next vaccine appointment and can answer any questions you may have.
Important notes when visiting the mobile unit:
- You do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your results unless you have symptoms or are directly advised by Public Health to isolate
- The testing method is standard PCR swab or swish and gargle for children and youth Preparation is required for gargle testing. View instructions
- Please bring your health card if you have one
- Please dress accordingly when testing is offered outside
Public Health is encouraging all Nova Scotians to be tested regularly for COVID-19 even if you are vaccinated. No vaccine is 100% effective.
Nova Scotians now have the option to access their results online at c19results.nshealth.ca. To be eligible to view results online, by email or by auto call, you need to bring a provincial health card or student ID with you to your testing appointment. It can take up to 72 hours to receive or access test results. It is not unusual for two or more family members to be tested at the same time and receive results at different times.
In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures