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Are you eligible for a COVID-19 test?

Do you need to be tested for COVID-19? The COVID-19 Collection Centre at our hospital tests eligible patients. Read on to see if you can be tested here.
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​This site will offer you a test if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and belong to one of these groups: 

  • Pregnant individuals
  • BC Children’s and BC Women’s patients requiring testing as part of clinical care
  • Children 5 years and under  
  • Healthcare workers

For the COVID-19 Collection Centre on site, please visit the building Entrance 17, closest to Oak St. Please see the map for more details. The site is open Monday to Friday 7 am-2 pm. 

Others, who may be eligible for a test, are asked to visit a nearby test site, such as St. Vincent’s testing site. 

If you are not eligible
  • Return home until you feel well enough to resume your regular activities. 
  • Review the information on how to self-monitor and self-isolate.
  • If your symptoms worsen, and you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing or chest pain, seek medical care. 

If you’re unsure whether you’re eligible, complete the B.C. COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool via this link:  bc.thrive.health/covid19/en

Testing for travel, recreational or employment purposes 

We do not provide testing for people requiring proof of a negative test for travel, recreational or employment purposes. Click here for a list of private pay clinics in our region. 

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