Get tested for COVID-19 right away, even with mild symptoms.

Book a COVID-19 test appointment now.

As drop-ins are limited, pre-booking is highly recommended. To ensure we are able to collect a sample for booked appointments, we may not be able to accommodate drop-ins late in the day. While Fraser Health encourages people to book COVID-19 tests using the online booking system, a central intake number is available at 604-587-3936, seven days a week, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to assist people in completing their COVID-19 test booking form or to set up an appointment.

Please book an appointment for three to four days before your surgical date.

When to get testing

Anyone with mild symptoms should be tested. If you are a close contact of a confirmed case, even with no symptoms, you should get tested seven days after exposure. Public Health will also provide recommendations on when to get tested when they speak with you. We test all elective surgical patients a few days prior to surgery, and any asymptomatic individuals who have concerns about a possible exposure.

(Disclaimer: website was updated on May 19th, 2021 to align to current practice)

If you are unsure whether to seek medical care or get tested, contact your family physician, health care provider, chat or call the Fraser Health Virtual Care team at 1-800-314-0999 between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.

Note: Your symptoms may not be related to COVID-19 and could require you to seek medical attention. If you have any concerns, feel very sick, or your symptoms are not improving, contact your family doctor/nurse practitioner or call 8-1-1.

If you are experiencing any of the following, please call 9-1-1 or go directly to your nearest emergency department.

  • Severe difficulty breathing (e.g. struggling to breathe or speaking in single words)
  • Severe chest pain
  • Having a very hard time waking up
  • Feeling confused
  • Losing consciousness

COVID-19 testing for children

There are two options for COVID-19 testing in children and youth: saline gargle and the nasal pharyngeal swab. Visit COVID-19 Testing for Children & Youth to learn more about how children are tested and what you can do to prepare for a test.

  • Testing locations

    Find your local testing and immunization centre below or by following these links. You can also call 8-1-1 to find the nearest centre.

    Community
    Location
    Hours of operation
    Contact information
    Accepts children (3 months-16 years)
    Abbotsford
    Abbotsford COVID-19 testing centre
    1395 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
    Located in front of the Athletic building. 
    8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    7 days a week  
    Abbotsford COVID Response
    Book your appointment online: fraserhealth.secureform.ca
    Y
    Burnaby
    Burnaby COVID-19 testing and immunization centre
    BCIT Burnaby - 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Parking lot B.
    • Lot B is located at the east side of the BCIT campus.
    • Enter Lot B from Carey Avenue @ Canada Way.
     
    Vehicles: 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Pedestrians: 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    7 days a week
    Book your appointment online: fraserhealth.secureform.ca
    Y
    Chilliwack
    Chilliwack COVID-19 testing and immunization centre
    9090 Newman Road, Chilliwack
    8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    7 days a week
    Book your appointment online: fraserhealth.secureform.ca
    Y
    Coquitlam 
    (Tri-Cities)
    Coquitlam COVID-19 testing and immunization centre

    2900 Barnet Highway

    Coquitlam Central Station Park and Ride overflow lot. 

    Entrance off Mariner Way – east side of Rona.  

    Proceed down the ramp and turn right.

    The address will direct you to the main lot on the left but COVID-19 Services are located in the overflow lot to the right.

    Do not cut through the Rona parking lot. 

    Please follow the signs.
    9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Monday - Friday
    9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Weekends and holidays
    Book your appointment online: fraserhealth.secureform.ca
    Y
    Hope
    Hope COVID-19 testing and immunization centre
    Fraser Canyon Hospital
    1275 7th Avenue, Hope, BC, V0X 1L4
    2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Monday - Friday
    Book your appointment online: fraserhealth.secureform.ca
    Y
    Delta
    COVID-19 testing and immunization centre
    4470 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner
    8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    7 days a week
    Book your appointment online: fraserhealth.secureform.ca
    Y
    Langley
    Langley COVID-19 testing and immunization centre
    20901 Langley Bypass
    Located in Parking Lot #L3 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
    Access to testing and immunization centre is from Langley Bypass ONLY.
    Do not access either KPU campus or Best Western grounds. 
    8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    7 days a week 
    Book your appointment online: fraserhealth.secureform.ca

    Y
    Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows
    COVID-19 testing centre
    153-11762 Laity St.
    In the CareLife Building on the campus of Ridge Meadows Hospital 
    Please note, this centre provides COVID-19 testing only.
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    7 days a week
    Book your appointment online: fraserhealth.secureform.ca
    Y
    Mission
    Mission COVID-19 testing and immunization centre 
    Mission Memorial Hospital campus

    7324 Hurd Street
    9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    7 days a week
    Mission COVID Response

    Book your appointment online: fraserhealth.secureform.ca
    Y
    Surrey
    COVID-19 testing and immunization centre
    14577-66th Avenue
    10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    7 days a week 
     
    Book your appointment online:
    fraserhealth.secureform.ca
    Y
    South Surrey
    COVID-19 testing and immunization centre
    Located in the South Surrey Park & Ride, Lot #1761 
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    7 days a week
    Book your appointment online: fraserhealth.secureform.ca
     
    Y

    Travelling to a testing site 

    If you do not have access to a personal vehicle or are too sick to drive, consider having a family member or friend drive you to the testing site. All occupants in the vehicle should wear a mask and keep the car windows open for ventilation when you can. 

  • Getting your test results

    Remember to self-isolate while you wait for your results.

    Accessing your COVID-19 test results

    You can access your test results in three ways: by text, online or by phone. Learn more about each option below.

    If you have a Personal Health Number (PHN), you can use the text message, online services or phone services to access your COVID-19 result.

    If you do not have a PHN, you can access your results by phone.

    Test results by text

    Sign up to get COVID-19 test results by text message

    To sign up for this text message service, have your Personal Health number (PHN) and mobile device handy and fill in the webform. Parents can use this service to receive results for their children. It is important that you fill in the webform with the information exactly as it appears on your BC Services Card.

    The text registration system uses a verification process to ensure your information is correct. You will be sent a code to your mobile device that must be entered into the webform to complete your registration.

    Your results will be texted to you as soon as they are available. By registering now, you will also receive any future COVID-19 test results by text.  

    This service uses a third-party service provider that keeps a log of each text message sent (including phone number and the message itself). That data is temporarily stored in the United States. By registering for this service, you are consenting to the storage of this personal information about you (or your child) on servers located outside of Canada.

    NOTE: If you registered for text results prior to October 15, 2020, you will need to re-register by using this webform.

    Test results online in Health Gateway

    Register at healthgateway.gov.bc.ca.

    Your COVID-19 test results are available through an online portal called Health Gateway. Through Health Gateway, you can get a text or email notification as soon as your results are available, day or night. You can also download and print a copy of your test results. 

    Health Gateway is accessible by anyone with a photo BC Services Card. To register, you will need your mobile BC Services Card. If you haven’t used it before, get set up from your mobile device as soon as you have booked your test, so there is no delay in getting your results. 

    Test results by phone 

    For results by phone, call the BCCDC COVID-19 Negative Test Result line at 1-833-707-2792. The line is open daily from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Parents can call to receive results for their children.  Results are generally available after 48 hours but this time may vary depending on the testing location.

  • Testing positive

  • Testing negative

    If you test negative for COVID-19 and have symptoms, continue to self-isolate.

    For direction on how long to self isolate for your particular situation, please visit our page on Self isolation where you can also find specific guidance and information on how to self-isolate.

    • If you are having worsening symptoms and are concerned, call 8-1-1, your family doctor, or an Urgent and Primary Care Centre.
    • If your symptoms are not improving after 5 or 6 more days after you initially started feeling unwell, call 8-1-1, your family doctor, or an Urgent and Primary Care Centre.
    • If at any time you are feeling very unwell and are worried this might be an emergency (e.g., severe difficulty breathing or chest pain), call 9-1-1.

Testing questions and answers

  • I am feeling ill with cough and flu-like symptoms. What should I do? 

    If you feel unwell, it may be the case that you have a common cold or flu, rather than COVID-19. Regardless, if you have cough and flu-like symptoms, however mild, please self-isolate and get tested. 

    Find your testing and immunization centre for testing by the following links. You can also call 8-1-1 to find the nearest centre.

    While self-isolating, monitor yourself daily for fever, cough and worsening symptoms and check your temperature each day (if possible).

    • Visit our Self isolation page for information on how long and how to self-isolate.
    • If you have worsening symptoms at any time OR you are not feeling better 5 or 6 days after you initially started feeling unwell, call 8-1-1, your family doctor, or an Urgent and Primary Care Centre.
    • If at any time you are feeling very unwell and are worried this might be an emergency (e.g. severe difficulty breathing or chest pain), call 9-1-1.
  • Should I be tested for COVID-19?

    If you develop cold, influenza or COVID-19-like symptoms, please self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19.

    Please self-isolate if you develop symptoms and visit our Self isolation page for information on how long and how to self-isolate. 

    To get tested, find your local collection centre by following these links. You can also call 8-1-1 to find the nearest centre.

    Anyone with mild symptoms should be tested. If you are a close contact of a confirmed case, even with no symptoms, you should get tested seven days after exposure. Public Health will also provide recommendations on when to get tested when they speak with you.

  • Who needs to be tested for COVID-19?

    Who to test: Anyone with cold, influenza, or COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones. It is important you stay home and self-isolate. Please visit this page for more information on self isolation. 

    Those who belong to the following groups should be prioritized for testing:

    • Residents and staff of long term care facilities
    • Individuals requiring admission to hospital or likely to be admitted, such as pregnant individuals near term, patients on hemodialysis, or cancer patients receiving radiation or chemotherapy
    • Health care workers, including community pharmacists
    • Individuals with a higher probability of being infected with COVID-19 such as contacts of a known case of COVID-19 and travellers just returned to Canada
    • Residents of remote, isolated, or Indigenous communities
    • People living in and working in congregate settings such as work-camps, correctional facilities, shelters, group homes, assisted living and seniors’ residences
    • People who are homeless or have unstable housing
    • Essential service providers, such as first responders (police, firefighters, paramedics)

    Anyone with mild symptoms should be tested. If you are a close contact of a confirmed case, even with no symptoms, you should get tested seven days after exposure. Public Health will also provide recommendations on when to get tested when they speak with you.

    Symptoms can include but are not limited to: NEW ONSET fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, loss of sense of smell, loss of appetite, chills, headache, fatigue, and muscle pain, however mild.

    If you develop symptoms and are concerned about your symptoms at any time, you can call 811, your family doctor, or an Urgent and Primary Care Centre

    If your symptoms are severe, such as shortness of breath or chest pain, call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest Emergency Department. Emergency Departments are still open.

     
  • What should I expect when I visit a COVID-19 testing and immunization centre? 

    Before you leave:

    • Ensure you have a face mask and your care card number. 

    When you arrive at a testing site:

    • If you are visiting a walk-up site, staff will ask you to wear a mask and to physically distance yourself from others who are waiting in line.
    • If you are visiting a drive-up/drive-through site, park in a designated spot and remain in your vehicle at all times. You will need to roll down your window for registration and testing.

    Screening, registration and testing

    • A staff member will help you complete the registration process. They may ask you to complete a paper registration while you are waiting for your test. You will need to provide your care card and a phone number staff can reach you at if you test positive for COVID-19.
    • After our staff have registered and screened you, a nose swab will be collected by inserting the sterile swab into the back of your nose and then putting it into a sterile container.
    • After your test, you will be given an information package with instructions on accessing your results as well as information on self-isolation and seeking medical help, if required.
  • I require a COVID-19 test for travelling. Where can I get one?

    Read the letter from the Provincial Health Officer on testing prior to travel in B.C.

    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, as outlined in the testing guidelines, such as for travel or employment. For more information, please visit the BC Centre for Disease Control website.

  • Can I go to my doctor's or to the emergency department for a test?

    At this time we are asking patients to avoid going to the emergency department for novel coronavirus testing. 

    If you are concerned that you are having a medical emergency, such as severe shortness of breath or chest pain, call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest Emergency Department. 

    Source – BC Centre for Disease Control

  • Do I need a doctor's referral?

    No, you do not need a doctor's referral to get tested for COVID-19.

  • I’ve been tested. What should I do while waiting for my results? 

    While waiting for your test results, you need to self-isolate. While self-isolating, monitor yourself daily for development of symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. 

    Please visit our page on Self isolation for specific guidance and information on how long and how to self-isolate.

  • How long does it take to get my test results?

    Please wait 48 hours before calling the BCCDC Coronavirus Hotline at 1-833-707-2792 or checking my ehealth for your results. 

    If you test positive for COVID-19, public health will contact you as soon as they can.

    While you wait for your test result, you should be self-isolating. Please visit our page on Self isolation for specific guidance and information on how to do this.

  • I have recovered from COVID-19, and I have no new symptoms. Should I be re-tested?

    Public Health will notify you if you need to be re-tested. In general, if you have not been hospitalized, you are not immunocompromised, you are not a health care worker, and you do not work with vulnerable populations, you do not need to be re-tested. 

Participate in COVID-19 Research

There are a number of COVID-19 research projects on understanding vaccine effectiveness and safety, treatment of COVID-19, impact on mental health, and more. Find out what research opportunities are available and how to get involved on REACH BC. Everyone can help fight COVID-19.