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 https://www.nshealth.ca/PHMU. Some PHMU clinics also offer COVID-19 vaccination – please check the list below to see if this applies to a clinic in your community. You are encouraged to check your eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine online: https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirusvaccine.

You are welcome to drop in to a PHMU clinic to pick up a box of rapid test kits if you do not have symptoms. Nova Scotians are encouraged to have 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 https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en. 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 - https://www.nshealth.ca/reportandsupport. 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:

CENTRAL ZONE

Cobequid Community Health Centre
40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville
Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 from 9 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Mobile Primary Care clinic also on site.

Black Point Community Centre
8579 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd., Black Point
Monday, May 29 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fisherman's Cove Heritage Centre
4 Government Wharf Rd., Eastern Passage
Tuesday, May 30 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

EASTERN ZONE

Boisdale Volunteer Fire Department
3810 Grand Narrows Hwy., Boisdale
Monday, May 29 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Offering COVID-19 testing and vaccination (Pfizer Bivalent, Ages 12+).

Knights of Columbus
3236 Plummer Ave., New Waterford
Tuesday, May 30 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Offering COVID-19 testing and vaccination (Pfizer Bivalent, Ages 12+).

Club Des Retraites-Chéticamp
15108 Main St., Chéticamp
Wednesday, May 31 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Offering COVID-19 testing and vaccination (Pfizer Bivalent, Ages 12+).

NORTHERN ZONE

Maitland Fire Department
8802 Highway 215, Maitland
Thursday, June 1 from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Offering COVID-19 testing and vaccination (Pfizer Bivalent, Ages 12+).

Tatamagouche Fire Hall
202 Main St., Tatamagouche
Friday, June 2 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Offering COVID-19 testing and vaccination (Pfizer Bivalent, Ages 12+).

WESTERN ZONE

Kentville Recreation Centre
348 Main St., Kentville
Monday, May 29 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Offering COVID-19 testing and vaccination (Pfizer Bivalent, Ages 12+).

North Queens Fire Department
9793 NS Trunk 8, Caledonia
Tuesday, May 30 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Offering COVID-19 testing and vaccination (Pfizer Bivalent, Ages 12+).

Annapolis Royal Volunteer Fire Department
5 St. Anthony St., Annapolis Royal
Thursday, June 1 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Offering COVID-19 testing and vaccination (Pfizer Bivalent, Ages 12+).

Please note:

· Testing is free and available to all who meet eligibility requirements.
· Please bring your health card 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 card to present at pick-up.
· You may have to wait in line outside so 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 health care environments, and therefore masks are required for the safety of staff and visitors. Masks will be provided upon entry to the clinic.
· Public Health mobile unit offers COVID-19 support only. For primary care, visit www.nshealth.ca/mobileprimarycare.

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.

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