October 16, 2020

For the most recent information on COVID testing in Yellowknife, how to request a COVID test, and COVID testing site locations, please click here.


October 8, 2020

Effective October 19th, 2020, the Stanton Laboratory will be extending its hours of operations to 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday to Friday. These extended hours are expected to decrease patient wait times at the Stanton Laboratory. Regular Stanton Lab hours are 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Monday to Friday.

October 5, 2020

Yellowknife (October 5, 2020) – The NTHSSA continues to face issues with medical device reprocessing services at Stanton. The team at Stanton continues work to fix the issue but have not yet reached a final resolution.

October 5, 2020

(Yellowknife, October 5, 2020) With COVID-19, getting a flu shot is more important than ever. NWT residents are encouraged to get flu shots to protect themselves from influenza and reduce the chance they will need to receive a COVID-19 test this flu season.

September 21, 2020

The Yellowknife Regional Wellness Council is holding a meeting. The public are invited to join either via Zoom or Teleconference. Due to COVID-19, only board members will attend in person, to ensure social distancing can be maintained throughout the meeting.

September 14, 2020

(September 14, 2020) The NTHSSA continues to face issues with medical device reprocessing services at Stanton, these issues started in late July, 2020.

September 4, 2020

The NWT Health and Social Services Authorities COVID-19 Response Team’s Pandemic Response Plan for Health Services (Pandemic Response Plan) is a document that outlines the patient care actions that will be taken as the demand for health services evolves due to the introduction of COVID-19 through

September 3, 2020

(Yellowknife – September 2, 2020) – Starting Monday August 31st, 2020, the NWT health and social service (HSS) authorities started the process to implement continuous masking in all facilities and offices across the NWT. 

September 2, 2020

NTHSSA is opening the drive through COVID-19 screening service in Yellowknife starting Tuesday, September 8th. The drive-thru is located behind the downtown Yellowknife Primary Care site (access from 47th street)

This service will be available Monday- Friday, 8:30- 1600.

September 1, 2020

YELLOWKNIFE (September 1, 2020) – The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority today announced the upcoming appointment of a new Territorial Medical Director (TMD).