Visit a COVID-19 testing site

Getting tested for COVID-19 is an important part of keeping our communities healthy and safe.

Primary Assessment Centres (PAC) can be found across the province offer testing by appointment, and by drop-in. PACs offering drop-in testing can be found in the list below.
 
Public Health Mobile Units are a part of Nova Scotia Health’s COVID-19 response by providing Nova Scotians quick and easy access to COVID-19 testing by:
  • Going to communities where there is an increase in positive cases and/or a number of potential exposure sites to add additional testing capacity in the area.
  • Going to rural communities where there are currently no active cases or potential exposures to provide more access to testing with a focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
The following PAC and Mobile Unit locations will offer PCR COVID-19 testing (no rapid tests). Swish and gargle testing for children between the ages of 4 and 18 are also available at these locations.

Testing is for all ages, for those who have symptoms, no symptoms (asymptomatic), have travelled or been to a potential exposure site and have been a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case. 

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
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • ​​Open from 8 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)
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open 8 a.m. to 7:10 p.m. every day
       
  • Halifax - Bayers Lake 194 Chain Lake Drive (former Bouclair Home, next to Canadian Tire) DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open from 8 a.m. to 7:10 p.m. every day 
       
  • Halifax - Mayflower Curling Club (use side entrance) 3000 Monaghan Drive DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment Book now or drop-in testing
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open from 8 a.m. to 7:10 p.m. every day 
       
  • Halifax - Pavillion 20 DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment Book now or drop-in testing
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7:10 p.m.
       
  • Head of Chezzetcook - Gaetz Brook Junior High, 6856 Nova Scotia Trunk 7, Head of Chezzetcook DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open from Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fridays from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
       
  • Sheet Harbour - Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday
  • Mobile Unit: 
    • Woodside Ferry Terminal, 9 Atlantic Street, Dartmouth (outdoors) 
      • Thursday, August 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Eastern Zone (Cape Breton, Antigonish and Guysborough areas)

  • Antigonish - Antigonish Market Square, 149 Church St. Unit 686 DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment Book now or Drop-in testing available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  (Closed on holidays)
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Sunday, Monday, Friday, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Closed on holidays
       
  • Baddeck - Victoria County Memorial Hospital DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment only Book now​
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Monday to Friday from 8:10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (closed on holidays)
       
  • Canso - Eastern Memorial Hospital DIRECTIONS
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (closed on holidays)*
       
  • Cheticamp - Sacred Heart Community Health Centre DIRECTIONS
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • ​​​​​​​Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Open on Friday August 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. only
    • Tuesday, Thursday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  (closed on holidays) Closed on Thursday August 5
       
  • Inverness - Inverness Community Health Centre DIRECTIONS
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now​
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday (Closed on holidays)
       
  • Neil's Harbour - Buchanan Memorial Community Health Centre DIRECTIONS
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Monday and Tuesday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
       
  • North Sydney - Northside General Hospital DIRECTIONS
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Monday and Thursday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday and Wednesday 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Friday from 9:10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
    • Closed on holidays
  • ​​Port HawkesburyCauseway Shopping Centre DIRECTIONS​​​​​
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
       
  • Sydney - Grand Lake Road Fire Hall DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment Book now or drop-in
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
    • Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Sydney - Membertou Entertainment Centre DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment Book now or drop-in
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
       
  • Mobile Units: 
    • Glace Bay Fire Hall, 87 Reserve St, Glace Bay.
      • Thursday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
         
    • Ben Eoin Beach RV Resort, 6140 East Bay Hwy, St. Andrews Channel (outdoors).
      • Friday, August 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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

  • Amherst - 34 Prince Arthur St. DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment Book now 
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day
       
  • Elmsdale - Lloyd E. Matheson Center, 15 Commerce Ct. DIRECTIONS
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open Tuesdays from  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
       
  • New Glasgow - Pictou County Assessment Centre 678 East River Road DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment Book now or drop-in testing available on weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open from  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
       
  • Parrsboro - South Cumberland Community Care Centre 50 Jenks Ave. DIRECTIONS
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open August 4 & 18, September 1, 15 & 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
       
  • Pugwash - North Cumberland Memorial Hospital 260 Gulf Shore Road DIRECTIONS
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open one day every second week (day varying) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Springhill - All Saints Hospital 10 Princess St DIRECTIONS
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open August 11 & 25, September 8 & 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tatamagouche - Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, 110 Blair Avenue DIRECTIONS
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open one day every second week (day varying) from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
       
  • Truro - Colchester Legion Stadium 14 Lorne St DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment Book now or drop-in testing available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m daily
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

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

  • Berwick - Berwick Fire Hall DIRECTIONS
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and:
    • Open Tuesday and Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Closed on holidays
       
  • Bridgewater - 210 Aberdeen Rd. DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment Book now or drop-in testing available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
       
  • Digby - Digby Station DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment Book now or drop-in testing available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m on holidays)
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open Monday, Wedneaday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
    • Closed on holidays
       
  • ​Liverpool - Queens General Hospital Foundation Ledvina Building, 157 School Street DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment Book now or drop-in testing available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open Monday, Wedneaday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m
    • Closed on holidays
       
  • Shelburne - Roseway Hospital DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment Book now or drop-in testing available Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Closed on holidays
       
  • Wolfville - Acadia University Club DIRECTIONS
    • ​​​By appointment only Book now
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open Monday and Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Yarmouth - Mariners Centre DIRECTIONS
    • By appointment Book now or drop-in testing available daily from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Self-swab drop off location
    • Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Closed on holidays
  • Mobile Units: 
    • Blockhouse Fire Hall, 510 NS-325, Blockhouse. 
      • Thursday, August 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
         
    • Fisheries Museum – in the parking lot (68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg) – outdoors*
      • Friday, August 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
         
    • Barrington Lions Club (2904 Nova Scotia Trunk 3, Barrington)
      • Monday, August 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      • Tuesday, August 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.