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Testing information

Testing information

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

How can I get a COVID-19 test?

If you are seeking a test, you can call your primary care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) or the testing and assessment site nearest to you. The list of Interior Health sites is below.

How do I get my COVID-19 test results?

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

  • BCCDC Negative Results line: call 1-833-707-2792, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, PST, seven days per week.
  • Text message from BCCDC: Sign up here to get a text directly to your cell phone.
  • 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.

If your results are not available after 48 hours and public health has not contacted you, call the BCCDC Negative Results line and speak to an operator.

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. The locations are listed below:

Interior Health COVID-19 Testing & Assessment Centres

LocationFacilityAddressPhone NumberTesting Times
100 Mile HouseSouth Cariboo Health Centre555D Cedar Ave.250-395-7637M - F: 1 – 3 p.m.
Weekends: 1 - 2 p.m.
AshcroftAshcroft Hospital and Community Health Care Centre700 Ash-Cache Creek Hwy

250-453-1905M, W, F: 1 - 2 p.m.
CastlegarCastelgar and District Community Health Centre813 10th St.250-608-50489 a.m. - 3 p.m. every day
CranbrookHealth Unit Centre
(Rocky Mountain Lodge)
20 23rd Ave. S250-417-9252 or
250-919-8406
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. MST every day
CrestonCreston Valley Hospital312 15 Ave N250-254-2055M, W, F: 3 - 4 p.m.
EnderbyEnderby Health Centre707-3rd Avenue250-838-2450M – F: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
GoldenCOVID-19 Testing Location @
Golden and District Hospital
835 9th Ave. S250-344-5271M – F: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Weekends: 8 -10 a.m.
Grand ForksCOVID-19 Testing Location @
Boundary District Hospital
7649 22nd St.250-443-21208 a.m. - 8 p.m.
InvermereInvermere District Hospital850 10th Ave.250-341-5651M - F: 1 - 2:30 p.m. Sat: 12 - 1 p.m.
KamloopsKamloops Public Health519 Columbia St.250-851-7467M-F: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
KelownaUrgent and Primary Care Centre1141 Harvey Ave.250-469-69859:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
LillooetLillooet Hospital & Health Centre951 Murray St.250-256-1381M, W, F: 9 a.m. - noon
T, T: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
MerrittNicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre3451 Voght St.250-378-3407M, W, F: 12:45 - 2:15 p.m.
NelsonKootenay Lake Hospital3 View St.250-551-75008:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
PentictonPenticton Regional Hospital550 Carmi Ave. (access off Industrial Avenue)250-770-34349 a.m.- 4 p.m. every day
RevelstokeRevelstoke Health Center
1200 Newlands Rd.250-814-22309:30 - 11:30 a.m.
SalmoSalmo Wellness Centre413 Baker Avenue250-608-6174W: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Salmon ArmSalmon Arm Public Health Centre851 - 16th St. N250-833-4100M – F: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Weekends 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
SparwoodSparwood Health Centre570 Pine Ave.250-425-3777 (Health Centre)
by appointment every day

TrailKiro Wellness Centre1500 Columbia Ave.250-304-52108:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., seven days per week, including stat holidays
VernonUrgent and Primary Care Centre101-3105 28th Ave.
250-541-10979 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Williams LakeCollection Centre near Cariboo Memorial Hospital525 Proctor St. (access via 7th Ave. to parking spots 59, 60, or 61)250-302-5006Mon: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tues.-Fri: 9 a.m - 12 p.m.

First Nation Health Service Organizations  COVID 19 Testing & Assessment 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
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
SplatsinSplatsin Health Centre5775 Old Vernon Road250-838-9538
Tlesqox/TooseyToosey Clinic36 Raven Rd
Toosey, Riske Cr
250-659-5655
Ulkatcho/Anahim LakeAnahim Lake Nursing Station6674 Clinic Lane
250-742-3305
Yunesit'in/StoneYunesit’in Health Clinic and Government Office-6678 Taseko Rd Hanceville250-394-4041