Public Health mobile units providing additional COVID-19 testing in Western and Central 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 will be offering testing in the communities listed below. All upcoming mobile unit clinics can be found online at https://www.nshealth.ca/PHMU.
You are welcome to drop into a Public Health mobile unit clinic to pick up a box of rapid test kits even if you do not have symptoms. Nova Scotians are encouraged to have one box of rapid tests on hand in case symptoms develop.
If you have symptoms, the mobile units conduct on-site PCR testing and provide rapid test pick-up, with or without an appointment. Drop-ins are welcome. You can also book a testing appointment at a mobile 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 (https://www.nshealth.ca/reportandsupport) if you are booking a PCR test or have a positive rapid test. You can also complete the form by calling toll free at 1-833-797-7772.
The Public Health mobile unit has added the following locations:
Windsor Curling Club
174 Gray St., Windsor
Friday, Jan. 13 from 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Annapolis Royal Fire Hall
5 Saint Anthony St., Annapolis Royal
Friday, Jan. 13 from noon - 4 p.m.
- 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 their physical health card 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 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 novascotia.ca/coronavirus.
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