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Testing information

Testing information

To support testing of people who meet specific criteria, new testing guidelines from the BCCDC limit testing to people with symptoms who are:

  1. Hospitalized or are likely to be hospitalized
  2. Health-care workers
  3. Residents of long term care facilities
  4. Part of an investigation of a cluster or outbreak

Process for testing for COVID-19

Interior Health is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control to respond to COVID-19.

To support testing of people who meet specific criteria, Interior Health has opened 14 referral-only COVID-19 screening clinics across Interior Health in 100 Mile House, Salmon Arm, Williams Lake, Nelson, Trail, Cranbrook, Vernon, Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton, Revelstoke, Sparwood, Grand Forks, and Golden. Testing at these clinics will occur by appointment for people who have been referred by their primary care provider or an 8-1-1 nurse. The locations of the clinics are listed below.

If you are experiencing symptoms (such as new fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing), you may use the online screening tool here.

You should also contact your primary care provider or call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 to be assessed. People living in the Interior Health region who are assessed by their provider or 8-1-1 as requiring follow-up will be directed to contact their local clinic. A triage nurse at the clinic will then assess referred patients over the phone to determine if an appointment for testing is needed.

It is important that people do not call or attend the screening clinic unless referred by a primary care provider or an 8-1-1 nurse. This will assist in managing volumes and ensuring care is available to those who need it.

Interior Health is actively working to open COVID-19 referral-only screening clinics in additional communities, and will share those when they are operational.

Interior Health COVID-19 Testing Referral Sites*

LocationFacilityAddressTesting Times
100 Mile HouseSouth Cariboo Health Centre555D Cedar Avenue12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CranbrookHealth Unit Centre
(Rocky Mountain Lodge)
20 23rd Ave South5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
GoldenCOVID-19 Testing Location @
Golden and District Hospital
835 9th Avenue SM – F: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Weekends: 8 -10 a.m.
Grand ForksCOVID-19 Testing Location @
Boundary District Hospital
7649 22nd Street8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
KamloopsUrgent and Primary Care Centre102-311 Columbia St4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
KelownaUrgent and Primary Care Centre1141 Harvey Ave4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
NelsonGordon Road Wellness Centre905 Gordon Road9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
PentictonHealth Unit740 Carmi Ave4:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
RevelstokeRevelstoke Health Center
1200 Newlands Road9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Salmon ArmSalmon Arm Public Health Centre#851 - 16th Street NM – F: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Weekends 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
SparwoodSparwood Health Centre
Sparwood ED (weekends only)
570 Pine AvenueM – F: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Weekends: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (ED)
TrailKiro Wellness Centre1500 Columbia Avenue9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
VernonUrgent and Primary Care CentreNew Testing Location
101-3105 28th Avenue
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Williams LakeHealth Building Services487 Borland StreetM – F: 4:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Weekends: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

*patient testing available upon referral only

Check out the symptom self-assessment tool (available online or as a mobile app) for help determining if you might need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.