COVID-19 Rapid Testing
Pathology & Laboratory Services
Public Health

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, May 10

  • John Martin School - 7 Brule St. Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Bridgewater Cineplex, 349 Lahave St (DIRECTIONS) from 2 to 7 p.m.
  • Centre 200, 481 George St, Sydney (DIRECTIONS) from 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Canada Games Centre, (entrance off larger parking lot) 26 Thomas Raddall Dr, Halifax, (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Convention Centre, Halifax (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Alderney Gate Public Library, Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Halifax Central Library (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 11

  • John Martin School - 7 Brule St. Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Bridgewater Cineplex, 349 Lahave St (DIRECTIONS) from 2 to 7 p.m.
  • Centre 200, 481 George St, Sydney (DIRECTIONS) from 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Canada Games Centre, (entrance off larger parking lot) 26 Thomas Raddall Dr, Halifax, (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Convention Centre, Halifax (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Alderney Gate Public Library, Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Halifax Central Library (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Central Spryfield Elementary School, 364 Herring Cove Rd (DIRECTIONS) from 2 to 7 p.m

Wednesday, May 12

  • John Martin School - 7 Brule St. Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Bridgewater Cineplex, 349 Lahave St (DIRECTIONS) from 2 to 7 p.m.
  • Centre 200, 481 George St, Sydney (DIRECTIONS) from 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Canada Games Centre, (entrance off larger parking lot) 26 Thomas Raddall Dr, Halifax, (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Convention Centre, Halifax (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Alderney Gate Public Library, Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Halifax Central Library (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Central Spryfield Elementary School,364 Herring Cove Rd (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m

Thursday, May 13

  • John Martin School - 7 Brule St. Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Bridgewater Cineplex, 349 Lahave St (DIRECTIONS) from 2 to 7 p.m.
  • Centre 200, 481 George St, Sydney (DIRECTIONS) from 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Canada Games Centre, (entrance off larger parking lot) 26 Thomas Raddall Dr, Halifax, (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Convention Centre, Halifax (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Alderney Gate Public Library, Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Halifax Central Library (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Central Spryfield Elementary School, 364 Herring Cove Rd (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m

Friday, May 14

  • John Martin School - 7 Brule St. Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Bridgewater Cineplex, 349 Lahave St (DIRECTIONS) from 2 to 7 p.m.
  • Centre 200, 481 George St, Sydney (DIRECTIONS) from 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Canada Games Centre, (entrance off larger parking lot) 26 Thomas Raddall Dr, Halifax, (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Central Spryfield Elementary School, 364 Herring Cove Rd (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m

Additional walk-in clinics 

  • Membertou Entertainment Centre - 11 Chief Ben Christmas Awti’j, Membertou.  (DIRECTIONS) *available via walk-in or by appointment. Book a appointment online. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 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.