The Saskatchewan Health Authority is expanding drive-thru testing hours in Regina and Saskatoon beginning in the New Year when appropriate staffing is able to be mobilized.
To access a drive-thru test, a referral is not required. You must wear a mask and anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. In your vehicle, everyone should be members of the same, immediate household. You need a valid Health Card or an alternate government-issued form of identification (e.g., driver’s license, passport). Every person in the vehicle who has these documents can get tested.
Drive-thru testing sites are first-come, first-serve basis and waits should be expected depending on the demand for services. There are also safety protocols, patient registration, specimen collection and cleaning which can affect wait times. Currently, peak times are typically when the site location opens. You can consider arriving at the location later in the day to try to avoid a significant wait, though you should still be prepared for a delay.
Other current drive-thru testing locations in Saskatchewan are as follows:
More than 50 testing sites are open across Saskatchewan for individuals receiving a specific appointment time. Appointments are made by referral through HealthLine 811, your family physician or nurse practitioner. Referrals will be sent to testing locations by Healthline 811 using the following criteria:
Work also continues across the province to further enhance testing options and pilots in health facilities and locations. These include the following:
More information on testing, as well as a self-assessment tool to determine if you need testing, can be found at saskatchewan.ca/COVID-19.