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Where to get a COVID-19 test in BC

Information on where to find rapid antigen tests, PCR tests and private testing clinics.

Last updated: September 28, 2022

Rapid Antigen Tests available at Community Pharmacies

Rapid antigen tests are available for free at many community pharmacies. Anyone can ask for a kit. You don’t have to show ID. If you can’t go to a pharmacy, a friend or family member can pick up a test kit for you.Find rapid test kits at a pharmacy 

PCR Tests

Check your health authority’s website for information on where to get tested and how to book a test if an appointment is required.

The links below show nearby testing locations. Appointments may be required. You can also call 8-1-1 to find the nearest location.

Learn more about sample collection for different types of tests:

Private Testing/Testing for Travel

There are some private pay clinics that offer testing for a fee to people who require asymptomatic testing for reasons that fall outside of B.C. public health recommendations such as for travel or employment.

Please note that the following listings are provided only as a convenience and their inclusion does not constitute endorsement by the Government of British Columbia or the BCCDC.

To be added to the list of private-pay COVID-19 testing service providers, please contact labservices@gov.bc.ca and advise how your facility meets the testing and sample collection requirements for COVID-19 PCR and/or POC testing. For more information on accreditation requirements, please contact the College of Physician and Surgeons of British Columbia’s Diagnostic Accreditation Program.

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