Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates

COVID Testing

How to Access COVID Testing in the NWT


If you need access to COVID testing, especially if you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough or flu-like, but are well enough to stay home, please self-isolate and call your local health centre to arrange testing:

Please review the Self-Isolation Information for information about how to self-isolate.

If you are experiencing severe symptoms such as shortness of breath or a worsening condition and feel that you need immediate medical care, call 9-1-1, and call ahead to your health centre or hospital facility to let them know you are coming to the facility. Please describe your symptoms over the phone before your appointment so the clinic can arrange to see you without exposing others. Let them know if you have travelled or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

 

Yellowknife


For Yellowknife COVID-19 Testing, please use our online booking service to book your appointment to get tested.

The COVID Testing site has moved to 108 Archibald Street (across from the Folk on the Rocks parking lot, google map link). If you do not have transport you can arrange for shuttle service by calling 867-446-1194. Accessible transport is available upon request, please call the shuttle and let them know about accessiblity needs in advance. If you can book online please do, it will reduce waits and gatherings at the clinic and is a convenient way for you to plan your appointment.  

By using this online booking service and providing your contact information, you are consenting to the collection of this information by NTHSSA as well as the provider platform, Square. The information you provide is used by NTHSSA to facilitate your appointment for COVID testing, and may be shared with your health care provider for future services. All information held by Square is encrypted to their servers and will not be sold to any third-parties. For all privacy and security concerns, please email NTHSSAFeedback@gov.nt.ca .

If you do not wish to use the booking form you can call public health at 767-9120 for appointment information. 

 

COVID Clinic

For Yellowknife COVID-19 Testing, please use our online booking service to book your appointment to get tested, or call to 767-9120 to book an in-clinic appointment for testing.

 

Inuvik


COVID Clinic

Call (867) 777-7246 or the on call cell at (867) 490-2225.

 

Other Communities


Call your health centre or the following numbers for information on testing options:

  • Fort Smith: 867-872-6219 or 867-872-6221
  • Hay River: 867-874-8400: Call Public Health at (867) 874-8400 between 08:30 to 16:30. After hours, please contact our Emergency Department at (867) 874-8050
  • Other Communities can call their local health centres, www.hss.gov.nt.ca/health-centres

For information on who should get tested visit the GNWT COVID-19 website here.

If you need emergency healthcare services and you have flu like symptoms, please call before you come to a healthcare facility. Please do not come to the emergency department for non-urgent matters.

 

COVID Testing for Travel


NTHSSA does not provide confirmation of testing for travel as a service.

Some private businesses outside the NWT may offer this as a purchased service. NTHSSA advises that any person who needs a confirmed COVID test to finalize their travel plans, should coordinate to receive a test in a location along their travel route.

 

Who should get tested?


Please visit the GNWT webpage on COVID-19 testing for more information on who in the NWT should seek a COVID test.

 

Covid Questions?


It’s important to know where to get the right information as quickly as possible. For general information on COVID-19 see https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19. For specific information on health services, including testing, see www.nthssa.ca

If you need to talk to someone:

Call 811 for ProtectNWT and Covid Information Line if:

  • You have general questions about COVID19
  • You need help understanding the symptoms of covid
  • You need information on selfisolation
  • You  need to report a breach of public health orders, including selfisolation
  • You need information or clarification about public health advisories related to potential exposures

Call Public Health or your Health Centre If:

  • You are symptomatic and need information on how to access testing
  • You have questions about whether you are at risk for Covid related to exposure to a person who has confirmed covid
  • You need advice about whether to get tested if you were in a location where the CPHO has issued a public health advisory about a risk of exposure to Covid

Contact details:

811/ ProtectNWT: Email protectnwt@gov.nt.ca or Inside NWT dial 8-1-1, outside NWT dial 1-833-378-8297

Yellowknife: Public Health - 867-767-9120
Fort Smith: 867-872-6219 or 867-872-6221

Hay River: 867-874-8400: Call Public Health at (867) 874-8400 between 08:30 to 16:30. After hours, please contact our Emergency Department at (867) 874-8050

Other Communities can call their local health centres: www.hss.gov.nt.ca/health-centres