YELLOWKNIFE (January 7, 2021) – Starting Thursday January 7th the Yellowknife COVID-19 testing site currently located in the same building as the Primary Care Clinic on 48th street will move to 108 Archibald Street (across from Folk on the Rocks site, google map link).
This move is taking place to ensure the testing site has adequate surge capacity and to reduce impact on operations of the Yellowknife Primary Care Clinic.
While the new site is a further commute for those needing testing the new facility will enable better patient flow, adequate parking, and meets infection prevention and control requirements including appropriate air handling. A separate site will also reduce the mixing of patient populations and in-turn reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
For those who are unable to transport themselves to their testing appointment a shuttle service will be put in place that will provide transportation to and from testing appointments. Those needing shuttle service can call 446-1194 to book once they have made their appointment for testing.
Getting tested if you have symptoms is a critical way residents can do their part in our fight against COVID-19. We continue to strongly encourage anyone who is sick to get tested and continue to provide easy options to book in Yellowknife through our online booking form or by calling public health. For more information on COVID-19 testing including how to book an appointment visit www.nthssa.ca/covid-testing.
“With vaccine roll-out under way we are feeling positive about our response to COVID-19 but it does not mean that the threat of introduction to our community has vanished. We expect to require a sustained dedicated COVID-19 testing site for some time to come and after examining options this new location was the best fit.”
- Sue Cullen, Chief Executive Officer of NTHSSA
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
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