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?
- Ensure you self-isolate before 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.
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
|Location||Facility||Online Booking/Phone Line||Wayfinding Instructions|
|100 Mile House||South Cariboo Health Centre |
555D Cedar Ave.
|Book online||Park in the designated parking stall. Wait in your vehicle until directed by a nurse.|
|Ashcroft||Ashcroft Hospital and Community Health Centre|
700 Ash-Cache Creek Hwy
|Book online||Park 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.
|Castlegar||Castelgar and District Community Health Centre|
813 10th St.
|Book online||Do not make u-turns on 10th St. Park in designated stall. Wait in your vehicle until directed by nurse.|
|Clearwater||Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital|
640 Park Dr.
|Book online||Park by Emergency Department entrance outside of the overhang. Stay in vehicle until directed by a nurse.|
|Cranbrook||Health Unit Centre (Rocky Mountain Lodge) |
20 23rd Ave. S.
|Book online||Drive past helicopter pad and park in one of five designated stalls.|
|Creston||Creston Valley Hospital|
312 15 Ave N
|Book online||Park 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.|
|Enderby||Enderby Health Centre|
707 3 Ave
|Book online||Park in front of orange pylon at back of parking lot. A nurse will meet you.|
|Golden||Golden and District Hospital|
835 9 Ave South
|Book online||Park in designated stall facing the helipad. Remain in vehicle until directed by a nurse.|
|Grand Forks||Boundary District Hospital|
7649 22 Street
|Book online||Park in designated "Testing Only" stall to left of main entrance. Call 250-442-7215 and a nurse will direct you.|
|Invermere||Invermere District Hospital|
850 10 Ave
|Book online||Follw signage in the hospital parking lot. Stay in your vehicle and a nurse will direct you.|
|Kamloops||Kamloops Public Health|
519 Columbia Street
|Book online||Follow signage to rear of building. Line up at entrance at your appointment time. Do not enter main public health building.|
|Kelowna||Kelowna Community Collection Centre 2180 Ethel St||Book online||Entrance on Glenwood Ave. Please follow signage.|
|Lillooet||Lillooet Hospital & Health Centre|
951 Murray Street
|Book online||Park in staff parking lot, corner of Murray St & 9th. Wait in vehicle until directed by a nurse.|
|Lytton||St Bartholomew's Health Centre. 844 Main Street.||Book online||Park in ambulance bay, pull up to green cones. Wait in vehicle until directed by nurse|
|Merritt||Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre|
3451 Voght Street
|Book online||Park 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.|
|Nelson||Kootenay Lake Hospital|
3 View Street
|Book online||Park in designated stall. Enter plastic awning area and follow signage.|
|Penticton||Penticton Regional Hospital |
103 Industrial Ave E.
|Book online||Park 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.|
|Princeton||98 Ridgewood Drive||Book online||Signage 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.|
|Revelstoke||Revelstoke Health Centre|
1200 Newlands Rd
|Book online||Park in the staff parking lot and remain in your vehicle. A nurse will phone you.|
|Salmo||Salmo Wellness Centre|
413 Baker Ave
|Book online||Stay in your vehicle. Nurse will come out at your allotted appointment time.|
|Salmon Arm||Salmon Arm Public Health Centre|
851 16 St NE
|Book online||Park 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.|
|Sparwood||Sparwood Health Centre|
570 Pine Ave
|Book online||Turn 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.|
|Trail||Kiro Wellness Centre|
1500 Columbia Ave
|Book online||Park in designated stall and follow signage.|
|Vernon||Vernon Health Centre -1440 - 14th Ave||Book online||Park in COVID designated stall. Wait outside the COVID testing entrance until directed inside.|
|West Kelowna||West Kelowna Urgent and Primary Care Centre Unit 19-2484 Main St||Book online||Park in Westridge Shopping Centre (access off of Elliot Road). Check in at front entrance.|
|Williams Lake||Cariboo Memorial Hospital|
517 North 6th Avenue
|Book online||Park 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.
|Coldwater||Scw'exmx Health Services||103-2090 Coutlee Ave Merritt||250-378-9745|
|Lower Similkameen Indian Band||Lower Similkameen Indian Band Building||1420 Hwy 3, Cawston||250-499-2265 Extension 129 or 144|
|Lytton First Nation||Lytton First Nation||250-256-8182|
|Nooaitch||Scw'exmx Health Services||103-2090 Coutlee Ave Merritt||250-378-9745|
|Okanagan Indian Band Community Services and Development||76 Head of Lake Road, Vernon ||250-542-5094 or |
|Penticton Indian Band||Snxastwilxtn Centre “A Place to Heal”||198 Outma Sqilx’w Place||250-493-7799|
|Shackan||Scw'exmx Health Services||103-2090 Coutlee Ave Merritt||250-378-9745|
|Simpcw (Barriere)||Simpcw Health Department||7555 Dunn Lake Rd, Barriere||250-672-9925|
|Splatsin||Splatsin Health Centre||5775 Old Vernon Road||250-838-9538|
|Stswecem’c (Dog Creek)||Dog Creek health Centre||5822 Lily Ln.||250-398-9814|
|Three Corners Health Society- Williams Lake||Three Corners Health Society||150 N. 1st Ave||250-398-9814|
|Tlesqox/Toosey||Toosey Clinic||36 Raven Rd |
Toosey, Riske Cr
|Ulkatcho/Anahim Lake||Anahim Lake Nursing Station||6674 Clinic Lane ||250-742-3305|
|Westbank First Nation||Health and wellness building upstairs entrance||1900 Quail Lane||Drive through testing only |
|Williams Lake - Texelc||Sugar Cane Health Centre||2780 Indian Dr.||250-398-9814|
|Xatsull (Soda Creek)||Soda Creek Health Centre||3405 Mountain House Rd.||250-398-9814|
|Xgat’tem (Canoe Creek)||Canoe Creek Health Centre||23 Meadow Lake Rd.||250-398-9814|
|Yunesit'in/Stone||Yunesit’in Health Clinic and Government Office-||6678 Taseko Rd Hanceville||250-394-4041|