The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is expanding its hours of operation to the COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing site to better serve the increasing demand for testing in Regina.
Starting Thursday, if you are seeking a COVID-19 test at the drive-thru, the site will open at 11:30 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. This will allow the SHA to better meet the demand for testing that has steadily increased in the past week as variants of concern (VoC) have become more prevalent in the community and since the Government of Saskatchewan updated the Public Health Order for the Regina area. In the coming days, as staffing and resources permit, we will be opening the site for 12 hours and eventually 16 hours.
Be aware, the Regina drive-thru testing site at Evraz Place is experiencing longer than expected waits due to increased demand. The drive-through testing sites are first come, first served, similar to a walk-in clinic, which means that wait times are expected and varied in length. The average wait time to get a test at the Regina drive-thru site varies significantly by day and hour of day – from no waits to three or more hours.
The SHA asks that you please remember to be kind and respectful to each other and our staff at all times. If you feel you’re wait is too long, you are welcome to return to the drive-thru another day. Drive-thru wait times are posted here.
We are doing our very best to serve as many people as possible, and ask for everyone’s patience while they wait. We also encourage everyone to be kind and take care for others, including pedestrians in the area, while they are in the line.
Anyone wishing to be tested at these drive-thru sites will be required to: