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

COVID testing continues to be available to Nova Scotians experiencing symptoms. In an effort to ensure all Nova Scotians have access to COVID-19 testing as needed, especially those in rural communities where testing is not available nearby, the Public Health Mobile Units will be offering testing in the communities listed below. All upcoming Mobile Units can be found online at https://www.nshealth.ca/PHMU.

The Mobile Units conduct on-site PCR testing by appointment. Drop-in PCRs are offered based on capacity. Community members can also access take-home rapid test kits with or without an appointment, while supplies last. If you require a PCR or rapid test because you are experiencing symptoms, you are encouraged to book an appointment to ensure the type of test you need will be available.

To book an appointment, please complete the online assessment at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en. Those who do not have access to the internet can book an appointment by calling 811.

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

CENTRAL ZONE

Fisherman’s Cove Heritage Centre
4 Government Wharf Rd., Eastern Passage
Thursday, December 8 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hammonds Plains Community Centre
2041 Hammonds Plains Rd., Hammonds Plains
Thursday, December 8 from 12 - 5 p.m.

Ocean Swells Community Centre
2726 Highway 329, Northwest Cove
Friday, December 9 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

EASTERN ZONE

Bold Centre
490 Chebucto St., Baddeck
Sunday, December 4 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mabou Parish Hall
11538 Nova Scotia Trunk 19, Mabou
Thursday, December 8 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

St Louis Catholic Parish Hall
156 Grandique Ferry Rd., Louisdale
Friday, December 9 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

NORTHERN ZONE

Noel Fire Hall
1639 Burntcoat Rd., Noel
Monday, December 5 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Elmsdale Legion
850 Hwy 2, Elmsdale
Monday, December 5 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Maitland Fire Department
8802 Highway #215, Maitland
Tuesday, December 6 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Stewiacke Legion
299 George St., Stewiacke
Wednesday, December 7 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

WESTERN ZONE

Weekly PHMU Clinic:
COVID Testing Centre - Roseway Hospital
1606 Lake Rd., Shelburne
Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Harbour South Medical Clinic
235 Main St., Yarmouth
Sunday, December 4 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Primary Care Mobile Clinic also on site

Liverpool COVID-19 Testing Centre
157 School St., Liverpool
Sunday, December 4 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

New Ross Legion
64 Forties Rd., New Ross
Tuesday, December 6 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Annapolis Royal Fire Hall
5 Saint Anthony St., Annapolis Royal
Friday, December 9 from 11 a.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, including children, the appointment must be in their name, and their physical health card must be presented 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 novascotia.ca/coronavirus.