Visit a COVID-19 testing site

To determine if you require a PCR or a rapid take home test, please complete the online self assessment at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en. If you require assistance completing the form, call 811. 

Appointments are required for PCR and take home rapid test pickup.  Please arrive at the clinic no more than 5 minutes before your appointment time. 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 on pick-up.

If you do not meet the criteria for a PCR or rapid test, you can pick up rapid tests without an appointment at community distribution sites around the province. Learn more at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus/covid-19-rapid-testing.


Please note If you test positive on a rapid test and/or if you have booked a PCR testing appointment, complete the Report and Support screening form as accurately as possible or call 1-833-797-7772 if you require assistance completing the form.

The Report and Support screening form will collect information to: 

  • help quickly identify people within 5-7 days of testing positive who are eligible for and may benefit from COVID-19 medications and treatments to reduce the risk of severe disease and hospitalization, and
  • help identify people as part of a priority group that might be at risk of severe illness for Public Health follow-up. 

COVID-19 treatments do not benefit everyone. Please note, you will only be contacted if you qualify for medication or Public Health follow-up. If you do not qualify, you will not be called.

Learn more at https://www.nshealth.ca/reportandsupport.

COVID-19 testing locations

Central Zone (Halifax Regional Municipality, Eastern Shore and West Hants areas)

  • Dartmouth - Burnside Dartmouth Crossing - Former Bouclair, 72 Finnian Row DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • ​​Open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:10 p.m. every day
       
  • ​Dartmouth - Dartmouth General Hospital Drive Through DIRECTIONS
    (​Note: Behind Dartmouth General Hospital off Mount Hope Avenue. 
    *You can watch a video tour of how to be tested at this drive through centre here.
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open 8:00 a.m. to 7:10 p.m. every day. Please note: This site will be closed today, September 25, as there is no power.
    • PCR testing only
       
  • Halifax - Bayers Lake 194 Chain Lake Drive (former Bouclair Home, next to Canadian Tire) DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open from 8 a.m. to 7:10 p.m. every day 
       
  • Halifax - IWK Health Centre - Main Floor Goldbloom DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Halifax - 3154 Robie Street (former Volkswagion dealership)  DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open 8 a.m. to 7:10 p.m. every day 
       
  • Middle Musquodoboit - Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital - 492 Archibald Brook Road DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Monday - Friday from 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 pm.
       
  • Porters Lake Plaza, 61 Stella Dr., Porters Lake DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 pm.
       
  • Sheet Harbour - Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    • Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
       
  • Windsor - Hants Community Hospital.  89 Payzant Drive DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open Monday to Friday 2 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. 
    • Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    • *Rapid test pick-up site (appointment required)

Eastern Zone (Cape Breton, Antigonish and Guysborough areas) 

  • Antigonish - Antigonish Market Square, 149 Church St. Unit 686 DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • *Rapid test pick-up site (appointment required)
       
  • Baddeck - Victoria County Memorial Hospital DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed on holidays)
       
  • Canso - Eastern Memorial Hospital DIRECTIONS
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (closed on holidays)
       
  • Cheticamp - Sacred Heart Community Health Centre DIRECTIONS
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • ​​​​​​​Open Tuesday & Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
       
  • Inverness - 15763 Central Ave, Inverness DIRECTIONS
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now​
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed on holidays)
       
  • Neil's Harbour - Buchanan Memorial Community Health Centre DIRECTIONS
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • Friday and Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
       
  • ​​Port HawkesburyCauseway Shopping Centre DIRECTIONS​​​​​
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • *Rapid test pick-up site (appointment required)
       
  • Sydney - Grand Lake Road Fire Hall DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Monday  from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  
    • Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
       
  • Sydney Mines - Harbourview Hospital DIRECTIONS (Ground Floor Entrance by Ambulance bay Follow Sign – Lwr Level Parking at Rear)
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
       
  • Paq'tnkek Health Centre - 128 Saqamaw Rd DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
       
  • Wagmatcook (Baddeck Area) - Wagmatcook Health Centre DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
       
  • Waycobah - Waycobah Health Centre DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.​

Northern Zone (Colchester County and Municipality of East Hants, Cumberland County and Pictou County)

  • Advocate Harbour - Bayview Memorial Health Centre – Main entrance, 3375 NS-209, Advocate Harbour DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open Monday to Friday 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • *Rapid test pick-up site (appointment required)
       
  • Amherst - 55 Victoria St. DIRECTIONS
    • Drop ins are no longer accepted
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • September 30th Holiday Hours - 8:30 to 12:30
    • *Rapid test pick-up site (appointment required)
       
  • New Glasgow - Pictou County Assessment Centre 678 East River Road DIRECTIONS
    • Drop ins are no longer accepted
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • September 30th Holiday Hours - 8:30 to 12:30
       
  • Parrsboro - South Cumberland Community Care Centre – Main entrance, 50 Jenks Ave., Parrsboro DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • *Rapid test pick-up site (appointment required)
  • Pugwash - North Cumberland Memorial Hospital - ER entrance, 260 Gulf Shore Road, Pugwash DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open Sunday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • *Rapid test pick-up site (appointment required)
       
  • Springhill - All Saints Springhill Hospital – Main entrance, 10 Princess Street, Springhill DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open Monday to Friday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • *Rapid test pick-up site (appointment required)
       
  • Tatamagouche - Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital – ER entrance, 110 Blair Avenue, Tatamagouche DIRECTIONS 
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open Sunday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • *Rapid test pick-up site (appointment required)
       
  • Truro - Rath Eastlink Community Centre, Senior's Clinic Entrance, 625 Abenaki Road DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    • September 30th Holiday Hours - 8:30 to 12:30
    • *Rapid test pick-up site (appointment required)
       

Western Zone (Annapolis Valley, South West and South Shore areas)​

  • Berwick - Berwick Fire Hall DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open Monday to Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
       
  • Bridgewater - 210 Aberdeen Rd. DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open daily from from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
    • *Serial Testing Site for Partially Vaccinated NSH employees
       
  • Digby - Digby Station DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
       
  • ​Liverpool - Queens General Hospital Foundation Ledvina Building, 157 School Street DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
       
  • Wolfville - Acadia University Club (Take Road off Main Street, next to Apple Blossom Dental Main Entrance) DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open Sunday to Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
       
  • Yarmouth - Mariners Centre DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Testing is also provided by Public Health Mobile Units across the province, for both walk-ins and booked appointments. Learn more at nshealth.ca/PHMU.