COVID-19 Rapid Testing
Pathology & Laboratory Services
Public Health

If you have COVID symptoms, have travelled, have visited a potential exposure location or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive please book a test through one of our primary assessment centres here

Please note:

  • Rapid results are not available at most of our primary assessment centres.
  • Rapid testing is not PCR.
  • Rapid testing is not valid for travel-related isolation requirements.

Rapid testing is offered for people who:

  • Are over 16
  • do not have symptoms
  • have not travelled
  • have not visited a potential exposure location
  • have not been in contact with someone who has tested positive

Upcoming rapid testing dates and locations     ​​​

Monday, September 27

  • Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax (DIRECTIONS) from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 28

  • Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax (DIRECTIONS) from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Alderney Gate Building, 60 Alderney Dr, Dartmouth  (DIRECTIONS) from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 29

  • Alderney Gate Building, 60 Alderney Dr, Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax (DIRECTIONS) from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 30

  • Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax (DIRECTIONS) from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 1

  • Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax (DIRECTIONS) from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 2

  • Alderney Gate Building, 60 Alderney Dr, Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax (DIRECTIONS) from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 3

  • Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax (DIRECTIONS) from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

You will receive a text with your negative result. If you do not receive your negative result, please reply to the text you received upon registration for rapid testing.

If you test positive, you will be notified and sent for a standard COVID-19 test.

It’s important to note: A negative result on the rapid test is not a guarantee. You could still develop or be exposed to COVID-19 in the coming days. As such, it’s important to continue to protect yourself and others by continuing to wear a mask, washing your hands, maintaining social/physical distance and sticking to a small social bubble.

Please be aware that due to high volumes, you may experience a long wait outside. Please dress for conditions. People with mobility challenges may wish to pre-book appointments at standard primary assessment centres.