Testing for COVID-19

  Information below is for medical staff (Physicians, Midwives, Dentists and Nurse Practitioners).

Island Health provides testing for people who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, and individuals who are concerned they may have been exposed to COVID-19. We do not provide testing and documentation for travel purposes. Travel clinics and some private labs provide testing and necessary documentation for a fee. You can find a listing of sites here.


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Testing Guidance

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Testing and Assessment Clinics

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Symptomatic staff, affiliate staff, primary care and subspecialty providers and first responders who provide direct patient care can now call 1-833-737-9377 to access COVID-19 testing. Please use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool(link is external) to help determine if further assessment or testing is needed. 

More Information regarding: COVID-19 testing line for direct patient care providers

COVID-19 rapid tests for people 18+ to be available at pharmacies

Starting Wednesday, March 23, 2022, rapid antigen test kits will be available to people aged 18 years and older through community pharmacies.

Updated: March 23, 2022

Rapid Testing for Workplaces

This program is for organizations seeking a rapid antigen symptomatic testing program for their workplace.
Updated: March 7, 2022

Information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information.