Drop-In Testing Options for July 6th-11th

28 July 2021 Posted by: Lake Lawn B&B News

Several of Nova Scotia Health’s primary assessment centres and public health mobile units are offering drop-in COVID-19 testing to help make this service more accessible. Testing is open to anyone and may be particularly convenient for out-of-province visitors just arriving to Nova Scotia.

The following Western Zone locations will offer drop-in PCR COVID-19 testing (no rapid tests); some locations also offer testing by appointment. To book an appointment, please visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en or call 811.

Testing is for all ages, for those who have symptoms, no symptoms (asymptomatic), have travelled or been to a potential exposure site and have been a close contact of a positive COVID case.

The hours listed below are for drop-in appointments and do not reflect the schedule for booked appointments.

Western Zone

Acadia University Club (17 Westwood Ave., Wolfville)
Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Berwick Fire Hall (300 Commercial St.)
Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Bridgewater (210 Aberdeen Rd.)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Liverpool (157 School St.)
Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Roseway Hospital (1606 Lake Rd., Shelburne)
Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Yarmouth Mariners Centre (45 Jody Shelley Dr.)
Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Digby Station (7 Birch St.)
Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Please note:
• Testing is free to everyone.
• Please bring your provincial health card with you, if you have one.
• Test results are available between 24 and 72 hours after testing. To receive results by email or online portal you will need a valid provincial health card. For results by email, you must also provide a valid email address. It is not unusual for two family members to be tested at the same time and receive results at different times.
• Swish and gargle testing is available for children and youth between ages four and 18. Children and youth must not eat, drink, chew gum, brush teeth or vape for at least one hour before their test. Preparation is required for gargle testing. View instructions at https://www.iwk.nshealth.ca/COVID-19/testing#gargle
• You may have to wait in line outside; please dress accordingly.
• For rapid testing options, please visit https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus/covid-19-rapid-testing
• All Nova Scotians and visitors are advised to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and are urged to follow Public Health guidelines. Up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus All potential exposure notifications are listed at http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.