New partnership to support COVID-19 testing for essential work and travel

COVID-19 testing for essential work or travel purposes is being expanded in Nova Scotia. 
Nova Scotia Health has reached an agreement with PRAXES Medical Group to support COVID-19 testing for people who require proof that they do not have the COVID-19 virus for work or travel.
PRAXES will begin COVID-19 testing, at a cost of $250 plus HST, beginning October 15. Testing will only be provided for:
  • Urgent, work-related travel that requires a negative COVID-19 test before departure.
  • Students or migrant workers who require a negative COVID-19 test before returning to their home countries. 
  • Travel to visit a vulnerable, ill or elderly relative, attend a funeral or for other events on compassionate grounds when required by other provinces or countries.
PRAXES will not provide COVID-19 testing for non-essential travel or business-related purposes including vacations or business travel when virtual meetings are possible.
To request this service please contact at least five days prior to your travel date. Those determined eligible will receive a link to book an appointment online within one business day. 
Testing is available at the PRAXES location in Dartmouth and will be available in other areas across Nova Scotia at a later date. Test results will be available within 36 to 60 hours, depending on the number of tests being processed by Nova Scotia Health’s laboratory. 
Provincial media line: 1-844-483-3344