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. You can also use this form to book a PCR test to confirm a positive rapid test. If you require assistance completing the form, call 1-833-797-7772. 

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 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 at https://c19hc.nshealth.ca/self-report or call 1-833-797-7772 if you require assistance completing the form.

The form will:

  • identify people who may need additional support from Public Health
  • collect information to help quickly identify people who are eligible for and may benefit from COVID-19 medications and treatments to reduce the risk of severe disease and hospitalization  

The information will be shared with Public Health, the Infectious Diseases COVID-19 care team, and the COVID-19 Community Virtual Care Team to support management and follow-up of priority cases. For those who complete the form before PCR testing and test negative, your information will not be used further, and will be deleted.

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
    • 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 daily from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
       
  • Halifax - 3447 Kempt Road (old Nissan dealership - across from Swiss Chalet)  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)

Mobile Units: 

  • Black Point Community Centre
    8579 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Black Point
    ​Saturday, May 14 from 12 - 4 p.m.
  • Windsor Curling Club
    174 Grey St., Windsor
    Monday, May 16 from 12 - 4 p.m.

Eastern Zone (Cape Breton, Antigonish and Guysborough areas) 

  • Antigonish - Antigonish Market Square, 149 Church St. Unit 686 DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • *Rapid test pick-up site (appointment required)
       
  • Baddeck - Victoria County Memorial Hospital DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 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
    • Monday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
       
  • ​​Port HawkesburyCauseway Shopping Centre DIRECTIONS​​​​​
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • *Rapid test pick-up site (appointment required)
       
  • Sydney - Grand Lake Road Fire Hall DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  
    • Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  
    • Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 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 9:00 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.​

Mobile Units: ​​

  • Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex
    60 Green St., Guysborough
    Friday, May 13 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Savoy Theatre
    116 Commercial St., Glace Bay
    Friday, May 13 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Fortress Seniors Club
    Seniors 11 Mitchell St., Louisbourg
    Monday, May 16 from 12 - 4 p.m.

  • Emera Centre Northside - Scotiabank Room
    175 King St., North Sydney
    Tuesday, May 17 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

  • Advocate Harour - 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 - 34 Prince Arthur St (Across from the Credit Union) DIRECTIONS
    • Drop ins are no longer accepted
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
       
  • 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.
       
  • 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

Mobile Units: 

  • Noel Fire Hall
    1639 Burntcoat Rd., Noel
    Friday, May 13 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60
    10778 Durham St., Pugwash
    Sunday, May 15 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Elmsdale Legion
    850 Hwy. 2, Elmsdale
    Tuesday, May 17 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

  • Berwick - Berwick Fire Hall DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open daily from 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. 
       
  • Shelburne - Roseway Hospital DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 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 Monday to Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
       
  • Yarmouth - Mariners Centre (Use rear entrance) DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Open daily from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Mobile Units: ​​​​

  • Italy Cross Fire Hall
    17722 NS-103, Italy Cross
    Wednesday, May 18 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.