The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is reducing its hours of operation at the COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing site to better align testing capacity with current demand for testing in Regina.
Starting Sunday, May 16, if you are seeking a COVID-19 test at the drive-thru, the site’s new hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. This will allow the SHA to better meet the current demand for testing and redeploy employees to meet other needs within the system, including mobile testing capacity.
Testing is a very important part of the Roadmap to Reopening and the new drive-thru site hours will meet the current and expected demand for testing. As variants of concern (VoC) are prevalent in the community and province, the SHA will monitor testing demand in Regina and readjust hours of operation if demand increases as it did in March when the hours were most recently expanded.
The drive-through testing sites are first come, first served, similar to a walk-in clinic, which means that wait times are expected and vary 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. 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.
Anyone wishing to be tested at these drive-thru sites will be required to:
For those individuals who are symptomatic and do not have access to a vehicle, please call 811 to arrange an appointment or ask your health practitioner for a referral.