Mobile units providing additional COVID-19 testing in Central, Northern and Western zones
COVID-19 testing continues to be available to Nova Scotians experiencing symptoms. In an effort to ensure all Nova Scotians have access to COVID-19 testing, especially those in rural communities where testing is not available nearby, the Public Health mobile units will be offering testing in the communities listed below. All upcoming mobile unit clincs can be found online at https://www.nshealth.ca/PHMU.
The mobile units conduct on-site PCR testing by appointment. Drop-in PCRs are offered based on capacity. Community members can also access take-home rapid test kits with or without an appointment, while supplies last. If you require a PCR or rapid test because you are experiencing symptoms, you are encouraged to book an appointment to ensure the type of test you need will be available.
To book an appointment, please complete the online assessment at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en. Those who do not have access to the internet can book an appointment by calling 811.
The Public Health mobile units will be in the following locations:
Halifax Transit Bridge Terminal
24 Nantucket Ave., Dartmouth
Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Masstown Creamery parking Lot
10622 Highway 2, Masstown
Monday, Aug. 1 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
River John Legion
2506 River John Station Rd., River John
Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
299 George St., Stewiacke
Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Shelburne Community Centre
63 King St., Shelburne
Saturday, July 30 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fisheries Museum Parking Lot (Weather permitting)
68 Bluenose Dr., Lunenburg
Sunday, July 31 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Kentville Recreation Centre
354 Main St., Kentville
Monday, Aug. 1 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Annapolis Royal Fire Hall
5 Saint Anthony St., Annapolis Royal
Thursday, Aug. 4 from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Mahone Bay Centre
45 School St., Mahone Bay
Friday, Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Testing is free and available to all ages who meet eligibility requirements.
Please bring your health card if you have one.
When picking up test kits for someone else, including children, the appointment must be in their name, and their physical health card must be presented at pick-up.
You may have to wait in line outside; please dress accordingly.
Public Health mobile unit clinics are subject to weather conditions so 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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