Northern Health’s Prince Rupert COVID-19 testing collection centre is moving to a new location in the Ocean Centre Mall.
To date, COVID-19 testing has been available at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital, just outside the Emergency Department. Effective Monday January 11, 2021, the new location will be #300 3rd Avenue West (the Prince Rupert Health Unit).
At the new testing location, appointment-based testing will continue on Monday to Friday, excluding Statutory Holidays.
Individuals referred for testing will be booked at this new location starting Sunday January 10, 2021. Individuals with an appointment for a COVID-19 test are advised to wait outside the testing centre (in their vehicle, for example) and await a call to come inside when it is their turn for testing.
Everyone is encouraged to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms on an ongoing basis, and – if symptoms develop – self isolate, and contact the Northern Health Virtual Clinic and Info Line at 1-844-645-7811, or their primary care provider, to be assessed for testing. Please do not head to a testing centre without an assessment and booked appointment.
For information on collection centres across the NH region, visit the BC COVID-19 Collection Centre finder.