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Testing information

Testing information

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

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.
CranbrookHealth Unit Centre
(Rocky Mountain Lodge)
20 23rd Ave. S250-417-9252 or
250-919-8406
M - Sat: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
CrestonCreston Valley Hospital312 15 Ave N250-254-2055M, W, F: 3 - 4 p.m.
EnderbyEnderby Health Centre707-3rd Avenue250-838-2450M – F: 1 p.m. – 3 p.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.
KamloopsUrgent Primary Care and Learning Centre102-311 Columbia St.250-314-2256F - Sat: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
KamloopsKamloops Public Health (Drive Thru)519 Columbia St.250-851-7467M - F: 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.
KelownaUrgent and Primary Care Centre1141 Harvey Ave.250-469-69854:30 p.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)250-770-3434M - Sat: noon - 4 p.m. including stat holidays
RevelstokeRevelstoke Health Center
1200 Newlands Rd.250-814-22309:30 - 11 a.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)
1 - 3 p.m (except Wed and Sat)

TrailKiro Wellness Centre1500 Columbia Ave.250-304-5210M, T, T, F, Sat 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
VernonUrgent and Primary Care Centre101-3105 28th Ave.
250-541-10974 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Williams LakeCollection Centre at Cariboo Memorial Hospital517 N. 6th Ave.250-302-5006M – F: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.