PSA: Public Health Mobile Units providing additional COVID-19 testing in all zones

Access to COVID-19 testing remains widely available in Nova Scotia. In an effort to ensure all Nova Scotians have access to COVID-19 testing as needed, the Public Health Mobile Units (PHMU) will be offering testing in the communities listed below. All upcoming PHMU clinics can be found online at

If you do not have symptoms, you are welcome to drop in to a PHMU clinic to pick up a box of rapid test kits. Nova Scotians are encouraged to have one box of rapid tests on hand in case symptoms develop.

If you have symptoms, PHMU conducts on-site PCR testing and provides rapid test pick-up, with or without an appointment – drop-ins are welcome. You can also book a testing appointment at a PHMU clinic in your area. To do so, please complete the online assessment at You can also book an appointment by calling 811.

Please complete the Report and Support screening form if you are booking a PCR test or have a positive rapid test - You can also complete the form by calling 1-833-797-7772.

The Public Health Mobile Unit has added the following locations for the coming week:


Hammonds Plains Community Centre
2041 Hammonds Plains Rd., Hammonds Plains
Monday, January 9 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Windsor Curling Club
174 Grey St., Windsor
Wednesday, January 11 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Holy Family Parish Hall
899 Main St., Sydney Mines
Monday, January 9 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Spanish River Community Centre
1842 Kings Rd., Sydney
Wednesday, January 11 from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Offering COVID-19 testing and vaccination


Parrsboro Lions Club
210 King St., Parrsboro
Saturday, January 7 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre
6 Main St., Springhill
Sunday, January 8 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60
10778 Durham St., Pugwash
Tuesday, January 10 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Kennetcook Fire Hall
32 Martin Walsh Rd., Kennetcook
Friday, January 13 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Weekly PHMU Clinic:

COVID Testing Centre - Roseway Hospital
1606 Lake Road, Shelburne
Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Harbour South Medical Clinic
235 Main St., Yarmouth
Saturday, January 7 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 8 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Primary Care mobile unit also on site

COVID-19 Testing Centre - Liverpool
157 School St., Liverpool
Monday, January 9 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

New Ross Legion
64 Forties Rd., New Ross
Tuesday, January 10 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Please note:
• Testing is free and available to all ages that meet eligibility requirements.
• Please bring your health card with you, if you have one.
• When picking up test kits for someone else by appointment, including children, please ensure the appointment is made in their name, and you have their physical health care to present at pick-up.
• You may have to wait in line outside; please dress accordingly.
• Public Health Mobile Unit clinics are subject to weather conditions. Clinics may be cancelled due to weather.
• Although often located in community spaces, Public Health Mobile Unit clinics are healthcare environments, and therefore masks are required for the safety of staff and visitors. Masks will be provided upon entry to the clinic.

All Nova Scotians are advised to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and are urged to follow Public Health guidelines on how to access care. Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at