Testing is available for all who need it, but not everyone requires a test.
If you develop symptoms, use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to help determine if you need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to.
How to book an appointment for a COVID-19 test: Individuals seeking a test should call their primary care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) or the closest Interior Health community testing and assessment centre. The list of Interior Health centres is below.
How to access your test results:
COVID-19 test results are generally available in 1-3 days from the time you were tested. It is important to know that Interior Health will follow up directly with individuals whose test results are positive, but anyone who is tested for COVID-19 in IH can check their results using one of the following options below:
- Call your primary care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) for your results.
- Check your results online on Interior Health’s My Health Portal. Please note that you will need to register.
- Call the BCCDC COVID-19 Negative Results line (1-833-707-2792), which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., seven days a week.
Should I be tested?
Anyone with cold, influenza or COVID-like symptoms can be assessed and get a COVID-19 test. If you are not experiencing symptoms, a COVID-19 test is not effective or recommended.
Testing is specifically recommended for some groups, including:
Anyone with new respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms should be tested if they are:
- Residents or staff of long-term care facilities
- Hospitalized, or likely to be hospitalized including pregnant individuals in their third trimester, patients on hemodialysis, or cancer patients receiving radiation or chemotherapy.
- Part of an investigation of a cluster or outbreak
People who develop a new fever or respiratory symptoms or shortness of breath should be tested if they are:
- Health care workers
- Residents of remote, isolated or Indigenous communities
- People living and working in communal settings such as work-camps, correctional facilities, shelters, group homes, assisted living and seniors’ residences
- People who are homeless or have unstable housing
- Essential service providers (e.g. first responders)
- Returning travellers identified at a point of entry to Canada.
If you have had a COVID-19 test, please refer to the How to self-isolate after a COVID-19 test handout.
Where can I get tested?
To find testing centres across B.C., visit the BCCDC’s COVID-19 Collection Centres dashboard.
Interior Health has COVID-19 testing and assessment centres in 100 Mile House, Salmon Arm, Williams Lake, Nelson, Trail, Cranbrook, Vernon, Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton, Revelstoke, Sparwood, Grand Forks, Golden, Enderby, and Lillooet. Interior Health is actively working to make COVID-19 screening opportunities available in additional communities.
Testing at these centres is by appointment. The locations are listed below:
Interior Health COVID-19 Testing & Assessment Centres
|Location||Facility||Address||Phone Number||Testing Times|
|100 Mile House||South Cariboo Health Centre||555D Cedar Ave.||250-395-7637||M - F: 1 – 3 p.m.|
Weekends: 1 - 2 p.m.
|Ashcroft||Ashcroft Hospital and Community Health Care Centre||700 Ash-Cache Creek Hwy||250-453-1905||M, W, F: 1 - 2 p.m.|
|Cranbrook||Health Unit Centre |
(Rocky Mountain Lodge)
|20 23rd Ave. S||250-417-9252 or |
|M - Sat: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Creston||Creston Valley Hospital||312 15 Ave N||250-254-2055||M, W, F: 3 - 4 p.m.|
|Enderby||Enderby Health Centre||707-3rd Avenue||250-838-2450||M – F: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.|
|Golden||COVID-19 Testing Location @|
Golden and District Hospital
|835 9th Ave. S||250-344-5271||M – F: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.|
Weekends: 8 -10 a.m.
|Grand Forks||COVID-19 Testing Location @|
Boundary District Hospital
|7649 22nd St.||250-443-2120||8 a.m. - 8 p.m.|
|Kamloops||Urgent Primary Care and Learning Centre||102-311 Columbia St.||250-314-2256||F - Sat: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.|
|Kamloops||Kamloops Public Health (Drive Thru)||519 Columbia St.||250-851-7467||M - F: 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.|
|Kelowna||Urgent and Primary Care Centre||1141 Harvey Ave.||250-469-6985||4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.|
|Lillooet||Lillooet Hospital & Health Centre||951 Murray St.||250-256-1381||M, W, F: 9 a.m. - noon|
T, T: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
|Merritt||Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre||3451 Voght St.||250-378-3407||M, W, F: 12:45 - 2:15 p.m.|
|Nelson||Kootenay Lake Hospital||3 View St.||250-551-7500||8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Penticton||Penticton Regional Hospital||550 Carmi Ave. (access off Industrial Avenue)||250-770-3434||M - Sat: noon - 4 p.m. including stat holidays|
|Revelstoke||Revelstoke Health Center||1200 Newlands Rd.||250-814-2230||9:30 - 11 a.m.|
|Salmon Arm||Salmon Arm Public Health Centre||851 - 16th St. N||250-833-4100||M – F: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
Weekends 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
|Sparwood||Sparwood Health Centre||570 Pine Ave.||250-425-3777 (Health Centre) ||1 - 3 p.m (except Wed and Sat)|
|Trail||Kiro Wellness Centre||1500 Columbia Ave.||250-304-5210||M, T, T, F, Sat 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
|Vernon||Urgent and Primary Care Centre||101-3105 28th Ave. ||250-541-1097||4 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Williams Lake||Collection Centre at Cariboo Memorial Hospital||517 N. 6th Ave.||250-302-5006||M – F: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.|