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Testing information

Testing information

Testing is recommended for anyone with COVID-19-like symptoms, however mild. Use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to determine if you need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. 

How can I book a COVID-19 test?

You can make an appointment online through the COVID-19 Test Booking Form 24 hours a day, or call 1-877-740-7747 for assistance between 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., PST, seven days a week. Please try to book within 24 hours or the first available test in the closest collection centre.

What to do before you go for your test?

  • Please wear a mask and plan to arrive no more than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
  • For patients over the age of four, a saline (salt water) gargle may be offered instead of a nose swab. To ensure accuracy of your test, do not eat, drink, vape, smoke, brush your teeth or chew gum for at least one hour before the test. Read the mouth rinse/gargle instructions for more information on what to expect. You can also watch the gargle video.

How do I get my COVID-19 test results?

COVID-19 test results should be available within 48 hours from the time you were tested. Public health will call you if your test results are positive. Results are also accessible through the following options:

  • Text message from BCCDC: Sign up here to get a text directly to your cell phone.
  • Health Gateway: Sign up here to get results by email or text. Health Gateway is a new online portal option for anyone with a photo BC Services Card.
  • BCCDC Negative Results line: call 1-833-707-2792, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, PST, seven days per week. Please wait 48 hours after your test before calling.
  • MyHealthPortal: Check online at MyHealthPortal. If you are not enrolled, ask to have your email entered on your patient record during your testing visit, and then click on “Request to enrol” at the link above. For support, call 1-844-870-4756, Monday to Friday from 7 AM to 7 PM, PST. MyHealthPortal will indicate your test result or refer you to the BCCDC options above.

See our patient handout on COVID-19 testing and assessment.

Where can I get tested?

To find testing centres across B.C., visit the BCCDC’s COVID-19 Collection Centres dashboard. Testing at these centres is by appointment.

Interior Health COVID-19 Community Collection Centres

LocationFacilityOnline Booking/Phone LineWayfinding Instructions
100 Mile HouseSouth Cariboo Health Centre

555D Cedar Ave.
Book onlinePark in the designated parking stall. Wait in your vehicle until directed by a nurse.
AshcroftAshcroft Hospital and Community Health Centre

700 Ash-Cache Creek Hwy
Book onlinePark in the ambulance bay (wait in parking lot until it is empty). Stay in your vehicle and call 250-457-0374. Do not enter building. A nurse will come to your vehicle.
Accepts only children age 5 and over for testing.
CastlegarCastelgar and District Community Health Centre

813 10th St.
Book onlineDo not make u-turns on 10th St. Park in designated stall. Wait in your vehicle until directed by nurse.
ClearwaterDr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital

640 Park Dr.
Book onlinePark by Emergency Department entrance outside of the overhang. Stay in vehicle until directed by a nurse.
CranbrookHealth Unit Centre (Rocky Mountain Lodge)

20 23rd Ave. S.

Book onlineDrive past helicopter pad and park in one of five designated stalls.
CrestonCreston Valley Hospital

312 15 Ave N
Book onlinePark in main parking lot in reserved spots. Call 250-254-2055. Leave a message and wait in car for nurse to call back to direct you. When instructed walk behind ambulance ramp and follow signage.
EnderbyEnderby Health Centre

707 3 Ave
Book onlinePark in front of orange pylon at back of parking lot. A nurse will meet you.
GoldenGolden and District Hospital

835 9 Ave South
Book onlinePark in designated stall facing the helipad. Remain in vehicle until directed by a nurse.
Grand ForksBoundary District Hospital

7649 22 Street
Book onlinePark in designated "Testing Only" stall to left of main entrance. Call 250-442-7215 and a nurse will direct you.
InvermereInvermere District Hospital

850 10 Ave
Book onlineFollw signage in the hospital parking lot. Stay in your vehicle and a nurse will direct you.
KamloopsKamloops Public Health

519 Columbia Street
Book onlineFollow signage to rear of building. Line up at entrance at your appointment time. Do not enter main public health building.
KelownaKelowna Community Collection Centre 2180 Ethel StBook onlineEntrance on Glenwood Ave. Please follow signage.
LillooetLillooet Hospital & Health Centre

951 Murray Street
Book onlinePark in staff parking lot, corner of Murray St & 9th. Wait in vehicle until directed by a nurse.
LyttonSt Bartholomew's Health Centre. 844 Main Street.Book onlinePark in ambulance bay, pull up to green cones. Wait in vehicle until directed by nurse
MerrittNicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre

3451 Voght Street
Book onlinePark next to Nicola House and walk to the left of the building and onto the deck. Stand at the sliding glass door and a nurse will direct you.
NelsonKootenay Lake Hospital

3 View Street
Book onlinePark in designated stall. Enter plastic awning area and follow signage.
PentictonPenticton Regional Hospital

103 Industrial Ave E.
Book onlinePark on south side of hospital in the Dept of Psychiatry parking lot stalls 1 - 4. Phone the number listed at the stalls to inform the site of your arrival. A nurse will meet you at your vehicle.
Princeton98 Ridgewood DriveBook onlineSignage and cones will be placed at the turn off road to clinic. Clients of clinic will drive down to first stop sign and wait in their vehicles for direction for a clinic greeter.
RevelstokeRevelstoke Health Centre

1200 Newlands Rd
Book onlinePark in the staff parking lot and remain in your vehicle. A nurse will phone you.
SalmoSalmo Wellness Centre

413 Baker Ave
Book onlineStay in your vehicle. Nurse will come out at your allotted appointment time.
Salmon ArmSalmon Arm Public Health Centre

851 16 St NE
Book onlinePark at the far end of the parking lot in the designated stalls (look for the orange cones). Stay in your car. The nurse will call or meet you at your car.
SparwoodSparwood Health Centre

570 Pine Ave
Book onlineTurn into northern entrance for Sparwood Health Centre. Testing is drive-through. Follow signage . Pull up to STOP sign at the garage. Stay in your vehicle and a nurse will direct you.
TrailKiro Wellness Centre

1500 Columbia Ave
Book onlinePark in designated stall and follow signage.
VernonVernon Health Centre -1440 - 14th AveBook onlinePark in COVID designated stall. Wait outside the COVID testing entrance until directed inside.
West KelownaWest Kelowna Urgent and Primary Care Centre Unit 19-2484 Main StBook onlinePark in Westridge Shopping Centre (access off of Elliot Road). Check in at front entrance.
Williams LakeCariboo Memorial Hospital

517 North 6th Avenue
Book onlinePark next to white (ATCO) trailer in Parking Lot B. Stay in your vehicle until a nurse directs you.

First Nation Health Service Organizations  COVID 19 Community Collection Centres

Interior Health is collaborating with First Nation Health Service Organizations who would like to implement COVID-19 testing within their community. The principle of this work is to ensure that access to testing is available for those presenting with symptoms and who live in remote and rural First Nation communities.

Testing at First Nation Health Service Organizations is by appointment. Please call to determine testing times and to determine eligibility to access testing.

LocationFacilityAddressPhone Number
ColdwaterScw'exmx Health Services103-2090 Coutlee Ave Merritt250-378-9745
Lower Similkameen Indian BandLower Similkameen Indian Band Building1420 Hwy 3, Cawston250-499-2265 Extension 129 or 144
Lytton First NationLytton First Nation250-256-8182
NooaitchScw'exmx Health Services103-2090 Coutlee Ave Merritt250-378-9745
Okanagan Indian Band Community Services and Development76 Head of Lake Road, Vernon
250-542-5094 or
236-600-0242
Penticton Indian BandSnxastwilxtn Centre “A Place to Heal”198 Outma Sqilx’w Place250-493-7799
ShackanScw'exmx Health Services103-2090 Coutlee Ave Merritt250-378-9745
Simpcw (Barriere)Simpcw Health Department7555 Dunn Lake Rd, Barriere250-672-9925
or 778-220-8783
SplatsinSplatsin Health Centre5775 Old Vernon Road250-838-9538
Stswecem’c (Dog Creek)Dog Creek health Centre5822 Lily Ln.250-398-9814
Three Corners Health Society- Williams LakeThree Corners Health Society150 N. 1st Ave250-398-9814
Tlesqox/TooseyToosey Clinic36 Raven Rd
Toosey, Riske Cr
250-659-5655
Ulkatcho/Anahim LakeAnahim Lake Nursing Station6674 Clinic Lane
250-742-3305
Westbank First NationHealth and wellness building upstairs entrance1900 Quail LaneDrive through testing only
250-768-0227
Williams Lake - TexelcSugar Cane Health Centre2780 Indian Dr.250-398-9814
Xatsull (Soda Creek)Soda Creek Health Centre3405 Mountain House Rd.250-398-9814
Xgat’tem (Canoe Creek)Canoe Creek Health Centre23 Meadow Lake Rd.250-398-9814
Yunesit'in/StoneYunesit’in Health Clinic and Government Office-6678 Taseko Rd Hanceville250-394-4041