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Where to get Tested

Whether you have received a positive test result through a rapid antigen test or a PCR test, all residents are required to self-isolate and notify their contacts as part of COVID-19 case management protocols. The duration of your self-isolation depends on your vaccination status and symptoms.

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1. Discontinuation of Asymptomatic COVID-19 Lab PCR Tests

The demand for COVID-19 testing has risen, both due to the resurgence of COVID-19 across Saskatchewan and as a proof of entry option for workplaces and events as an alternative to vaccination. With the rising demand, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) Test and Assessment sites and Laboratory Medicine teams are experiencing extremely high volumes of COVID-19 test requests at this time.

Lab PCR tests will be given to priority individuals who:

  • Are experiencing worsening COVID-19 symptoms
  • Are healthcare workers
  • Are identified as part of an outbreak situation, as ordered by the Medical Health Officer (MHO)
  • Require a transfer or admission to acute and congregate settings
  • Require surveillance testing of immunocompromised patients (including chemotherapy, hemodialysis)
     
These requirements will be confirmed through pre-testing screening questions when booking a test through HealthLine 811 or when presenting at SHA testing sites. Your local public health official may also advise you to be tested if you have been identified as being at risk following contact with someone known or suspected of having COVID-19, or if you have been identified as being at high risk due to the active spread of COVID-19 in your workplace or community. 

View the list of SHA COVID-19 drive-thru and walk-in testing site locations and hours of operation.

Anyone using the SHA Testing Sites to acquire proof of a negative COVID-19 test will be asked to access private fee for service COVID testing companies within Saskatchewan. Private testing providers offering testing services are available. A self-administered at home self-test (rapid antigen test) will not be accepted as valid proof of negative COVID-19 test results.

COVID-19 vaccinations remain the best defense to prevent serious illness and hospitalizations. The Saskatchewan Health Authority and pharmacies throughout the province continue to provide vaccination clinics. To find a clinic near you please visit COVID-19 Vaccine. Testing does not prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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2. SHA Testing Sites

Testing Sites: Testing locations perform COVID-19 screening and testing only. No patient assessment or care is performed at these locations. If you live in a First Nations community, COVID-19 testing can also be accessed through contacting your local Community Health Nurse. For a list of the SHA COVID-19 drive-thru and walk-in testing sites locations and hours of operation, visit COVID-19 Drive-Thru and Walk-in Testing on the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s website.

Communities with testing sites include:

Assiniboia Île-à-la-Crosse Outlook
Beauval Kamsack Pelican Narrows
Birch Narrows Kindersley Prince Albert
Black Lake La Loche Red Earth & Shoal Lake
Buffalo Narrows La Ronge Regina
Buffalo River Lloydminster Rosthern
Canoe Lake Maidstone/Lashburn Saskatoon
Cumberland House &
Cumberland House FN
Maple Creek Shellbrook
Deschambault Lake Meadow Lake Southend
English River Melfort Stanley Mission
Estevan Melville Swift Current
Fond du Lac Montreal Lake Tisdale
Fort Qu'Appelle Moose Jaw Turtleford
Grenfell Moosomin Unity
Hatchet Lake Nipawin Waterhen Lake
Hudson Bay North Battleford Weyburn
Humboldt Onion Lake Yorkton
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3. Private Testing Providers

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