Testing and assessment sites for COVID-19 have been set up around the province so that if you need a test, there are fewer miles to travel to get one. There are also options including drive-in testing at some sites.
The testing site you’ll be attending will call to book an appointment. You will be provided with the address of the site, as every effort has been made to only share the location with those who need to know. Before you even arrive, a staff member will walk you through what you can expect.
Where to go and what to do at the test site will be very clear when you go for a COVID-19 test.
Some patients may feel nervous about getting tested, but staff will alleviate concerns. “The instructions were clear and very specific as to what to expect when I arrived at the testing site. This helped to relieve some of my anxiety,” said one patient.
The test is also confidential, as patients are protected by the Saskatchewan Health Authority privacy rules. Test results are not shared with anyone, even if you test positive. You will be required to share your close contacts in the event of a positive outcome, but we do not disclose your positive test to your contacts.
It’s easy to get a referral. Just speak to your physician or nurse practitioner over the phone or call HealthLine 811 to get a referral for testing, so call today if you have any concerns related to COVID-19 and your health.