Public Health Mobile Units providing additional COVID-19 testing in Central, Eastern and Northern 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 rapid tests on hand in case symptoms develop.

If you have symptoms, PHMU conducts on-site PCR testing and gives out rapid test kits. Public Health Mobile Units welcome drop-ins and booked appointments. To book an appointment at a PHMU clinic, visit, or call 811.

Please complete the Report and Support 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:

Cobequid Community Health Centre
40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville
Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 from 9 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Mobile Primary Care clinic also on site.
Drop in to pick up rapid tests. Booked appointments and PCR testing not available.
Fisherman’s Cove Heritage Centre
4 Government Wharf Rd., Eastern Passage
Monday, September 18 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Head of Chezzetcook Fire Hall
5543 NS Trunk 7, Head of Chezzetcook
Tuesday, September 19 from 1 - 6 p.m.
Sackville Legion
45 Sackville Cross Rd., Lower Sackville
Wednesday, September 20 from 1 - 6 p.m.
Fairview Legion
50 Hillcrest St., Fairview
Friday, September 15 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mabou Parish Hall
11538 NS Trunk 19, Mabou
Monday, September 18 from 1 - 5:30 p.m.
Fortress Senior Citizens Club
11 Mitchell St., Louisbourg
Tuesday, September 19 from 1 - 6 p.m.
Emera Centre
175 King St., Sydney
Wednesday, September 20 from 1 – 6 p.m.
Rawdon District Volunteer Fire Department
3869 Hwy. 14, Upper Rawdon
Monday, September 18 from 1 - 6 p.m.
Maitland Fire Department
8802 Hwy. 215, Maitland
Tuesday, September 19 from 1 - 6 p.m.

Please note:

  • PHMU will be offering Tdap/Td immunization clinics in Western Zone during the week of September 18-22. Learn more:
  • 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 card to present at pick-up.
  • You may have to wait in line outside; please dress accordingly.
  • Public Health Mobile Units are subject to weather conditions. Clinics may be cancelled due to weather.
  • Although often located in community spaces, Public Health Mobile Units are healthcare environments, and therefore masks are required for the health of staff and visitors. Masks will be provided upon entry to the clinic.
  • Public Health Mobile Units offer COVID-19 support only. For Primary Care, visit

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