Drop-in COVID-19 testing options at Nova Scotia Health’s primary assessment centres, public health mobile units

Several of Nova Scotia Health’s primary assessment centres and public health mobile units are offering drop-in testing as of Monday, June 28 to help make COVID-19 testing more accessible. Testing is open to anyone and may be particularly convenient for out-of-province visitors just arriving to Nova Scotia.

The following locations will offer drop-in PCR COVID-19 testing in addition to testing by appointment. No rapid tests. To book an appointment at a primary assessment centre, 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.

Central Zone

Mayflower Curling Club (3000 Monaghan Drive, Halifax)
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Pavilion 20 (1159 Marginal Road, Halifax)
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Halifax North Memorial Library (2285 Gottingen Street)
Monday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 1 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tantallon Public Library (3646 Hammonds Plains Road, Upper Tantallon)
Monday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Fisherman’s Cove (4 Government Wharf Road, Eastern Passage)
Tuesday, June 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Eastern Zone

Grand Lake Road Fire Hall (850 Grand Lake Road, Sydney)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Open Hearth Park (190 Ferry Street, Sydney)
Monday, June 28 and Tuesday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Membertou Entertainment Centre - Main Entrance (11 Chief Ben Christmas Awti’j)
Monday, June 28 and Tuesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Whitney Pier Legion Branch 128 (836 Victoria Road, Sydney)
Wednesday, June 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Antigonish Market Square (149 Church Street, Unit 686)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday from11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre (606 Reeves Street)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Savoy Theatre primary assessment centre (116 Commercial Street, Glace Bay)
Thursdays and Fridays each week (not open Canada Day, Thursday, July 1) from
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Northern Zone

Amherst Stadium (185 Church Street)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Colchester Legion Stadium (14 Lorne Street, Truro)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Pictou County Assessment Centre (678 East River Road, New Glasgow)
Saturday and Sunday only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Western Zone

Bridgewater (210 Aberdeen Road)
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 Street)
Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Yarmouth Mariner Centre (45 Jody Shelley Drive)
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily

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

Digby Station (7 Birch Street, Digby)
Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on holidays

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.
  • 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.