Public Health mobile units provide COVID-19 testing in Central, Eastern & Northern zones

Access to COVID-19 testing remains widely available in Nova Scotia. In an effort to ensure all Nova Scotians have access to COVID-19 testing as needed, the Public Health mobile units (PHMU) will be offering testing in the communities listed below. All upcoming PHMU clinics can be found online at

Some PHMU clinics also offer COVID-19 vaccination – please check the list below to see if this applies to a clinic in your community. You are encouraged to check your eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine online:

If you do not have symptoms, you are welcome to drop in to a PHMU clinic to pick up a box of rapid test kits. Nova Scotians are encouraged to have rapid tests on hand in case symptoms develop.

If you have symptoms, PHMU conducts on-site PCR testing and provides rapid test pick-up, with or without an appointment – drop-ins are welcome. You can also book a testing appointment at a PHMU clinic in your area. To do so, please complete the online assessment at You can also book an appointment by calling 811.

Please complete the 'Report and Support' screening form if you are booking a PCR test or have a positive rapid test - You can also complete the form by calling 1-833-797-7772.

The Public Health mobile unit has added the following clinics for next week:


Cobequid Community Health Centre
40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville
Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 from 9 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Mobile Primary Care clinic also on site


Fortress Senior Citizens Club
11 Mitchell St., Louisbourg
Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Offering rapid test pick-up.
Booked appointments and PCR tests not available.

Mabou Parish Hall
11538 NS Trunk 19, Mabou
Sunday, June 4 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Judique Community Centre
5473 Trunk 19, Judique
Thursday, June 8 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Offering COVID-19 testing and vaccination (Pfizer Bivalent, Ages 12+)


Elmsdale Legion
850 Hwy. 2, Elmsdale
Monday, June 5 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Offering COVID-19 testing and vaccination (Pfizer Bivalent, Ages 12+)

River John Legion
2506 River John Station Rd., River John
Tuesday, June 6 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Offering rapid test pick-up.
Booked appointments and PCR tests not available.

Royal Canadian Legion
130 Veterans Dr., Pictou
Wednesday, June 7 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Please note:

  • Testing is free and available to all who meet eligibility requirements.
  • Please bring your health card, if you have one.
  • When picking up test kits for someone else by appointment, including children, please ensure the appointment is made in their name, and you have their physical health card to present at pick-up.
  • You may have to wait in line outside; please dress accordingly.
  • Public Health mobile unit clinics are subject to weather conditions. 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.
  • Public Health mobile units offer COVID-19 support only. For primary care needs, visit

 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

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