Public Health mobile units providing additional COVID-19 testing in Eastern & Northern 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 unit clinics can be found online at

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 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:


Emera Centre Northside - Scotiabank Room
175 King St., North Sydney
Friday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Maitland Fire Department
8802 Highway #215, Maitland
Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Stewiacke Legion
299 George St., Stewiacke
Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 12:30 – 5 p.m.

Please note:

Testing is free and available to all those who meet eligibility requirements.
Please bring your health card, 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 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 health care 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

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