Information for health care workers about when to seek testing for COVID-19, where to go, and what to do next

As a Fraser Health staff or medical staff member, if you develop cold, influenza or COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones, please self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19. 

These symptoms may include but are not limited to new onset fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, loss of sense of smell, loss of appetite, chills, headache, fatigue, and myalgia.

If you develop any of these symptoms, contact an assessment centre to book an appointment as soon as possible. Let the assessment/collection centre know that you are a health care worker.

You do not need to be tested if you do not have symptoms unless directed by Public Health.

Community
Location
Hours of operation
Contact information
Accepts children (0-16)
Abbotsford
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
Central Park at Boundary Road and 46th Avenue
Vehicles: 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Pedestrians: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7 days a week
Burnaby Covid Response
Book your appointment online:fraserhealth.secureform.ca
Y
Chilliwack
Chilliwack COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre
9090 Newman Road, Chilliwack
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Saturday
Book your appointment online:fraserhealth.secureform.ca
Y
Coquitlam
(Tri-Cities)
2796 Aberdeen Avenue, Coquitlam
No access from Aberdeen.
Located in the Coquitlam Park and Ride Overflow Lot (with entry from Mariner Way. There is no access from Aberdeen) 
9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
Book your appointment online: fraserhealth.secureform.ca
Y
Hope
Fraser Canyon Hospital
1275 7th Avenue, Hope, BC, V0X 1L4
12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Book your appointment online: fraserhealth.secureform.ca
Y
Delta
4470 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

and

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday
604-952-3851
Book your appointment online: fraserhealth.secureform.ca
Y
Langley
20901 Langley Bypass
Located in Parking Lot #L3 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Access to testing centre is from Langley Bypass ONLY.
Do not access either KPU campus or Best Western grounds
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
7 days a week
Book your appointment online: fraserhealth.secureform.ca
Y
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows
153-11762 Laity St.
In the CareLife Building on the campus of Ridge Meadows Hospital
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Book your appointment online: fraserhealth.secureform.ca
Y
Mission
Mission Memorial Hospital campus

7324 Hurd Street
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Mission COVID Response

Book your appointment online: fraserhealth.secureform.ca
Y
Surrey
Surrey COVID-19 Test Collection Centre
14577-66th Avenue
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7 days a week
Book your appointment online:
fraserhealth.secureform.ca
Y
White Rock and South Surrey
Peace Arch Hospital Cafeteria
15521 Russell Avenue
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
7 days a week

 

604-542-4057
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. 

If you must take transit, please follow these guidelines:

  • Wear a mask on your way to and from the testing site.
    • Ensure your mask fully covers your nose and mouth.
    • Wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand rub (at least 70 per cent alcohol content) before putting on your mask. 
    • Once your mask is on, avoid touching it. If you touch your mask, perform hand hygiene as above.
    • Perform hand hygiene before and after removing your mask (wash with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand rub).
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes and keep your hands clean at all times while in transit. 
  • Do your best to maintain as much distance as you can between yourself and others.
  • I am showing respiratory symptoms at work. What do I do next?

    If you develop cold, influenza or COVID-19 like symptoms at work, tell your supervisor immediately, and then go home and self-isolate and call employee absence reporting line (EARL) 1-877-342-3275.

    Contact an assessment centre to book an appointment to get testing for COVID-19 as soon as possible. Let the assessment centre know that you are a health care worker.

  • What do I do if I develop respiratory symptoms while at home?

    If you are off work, please self-isolate and contact the assessment centre as soon as possible to book an appointment. Let the assessment centre know that you are a health care worker.

    If you are going to miss a shift at work, call EARL.

  • I may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Do I need to be tested?

    You do not need to be tested if you are not symptomatic unless you have been instructed by public health.

    You may also refer to BCCDC detailed guidance on exposure risk assessment for further actions depending on the type of exposure with someone who is COVID-19 positive.

  • What happens at the assessment centre?

    After you contact the assessment centre (either by phone or email, depending upon the site), they will give you an appointment time and instructions for when you arrive. You need to let them know that you are a health care worker.

    At most sites, you remain in your car while they ask you some questions. The swabbing is done while you are in your car. They will ask you questions and provide you with handouts about self-isolation.

  • Do I need to contact my physician to be tested?

    You do not need a physician order to be tested at the assessment centres as long as you have symptoms.

  • What are my next steps while waiting for my test result?

    Self-isolate at home and self-monitor for symptoms while you are awaiting your test results.

    At the assessment centre, they will have provided you with information about self-isolating. Please see this link to the handout you may have been provided: Self-isolation Instructions for Health Care and Essential Workers Tested for COVID-19. You can also get this information from our page on self-isolation information for staff and medical staff

  • How long does it take to get test results? Where can I access them? 

    Please visit the BCCDC Test Results page on information on how long test results will take, and how to access them.

  • How can staff and medical staff know if they have been exposed to COVID-19?

    Anyone, including staff and medical staff, with symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested at an assessment centre.

    The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses including the flu and common cold. They include:

    • Fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath and sore throat.
    • Other symptoms may include: Painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite.

    Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Sometimes people with COVID-19 have mild illness, but their symptoms may suddenly worsen in a few days. People infected with COVID-19 may also experience gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, nausea and vomiting a few days after the onset of the above symptoms. If you only have gastrointestinal symptoms you may not have COVID-19.

    If you have these symptoms, contact an assessment centre to get tested as soon as possible and let them know that you are a health care worker.

    If you are asymptomatic, you do not need to be tested. Public Health will contact staff and medical staff who have been exposed to COVID-19 as part of contract tracing and will provide those people with further instructions.