Testing and assessment

Next WALK-IN clinics

Saint-Eustache

  • July 14-15, 2020:  9:30 AM to 4:30 PM     Florian-Guindon Arena (220, boul. Arthur-Sauvé, Saint-Eustache) 

Sainte-Thérèse

  •  July 16-17, 2020:  9:30 AM to 4:30 PM     Collège Lionel-Groulx (100, rue Duquet, Sainte-Thérèse)

Bois-des-Filion

  •  July 18, 2020: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM   Chalet des citoyens (30, Montée Gagnon, Bois-des-Filion)

Kanesatake

  •  August 4, 2020:  9:30 AM to 4:30 PM     Back of the High School 

 

Testing is recommended for all people with the following symptoms :

  • Fever (> 38 °C) 
  • Recent cough or worsening of a chronic cough 
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Sudden loss of taste without nasal congestion, with or without loss of sense of smell

OR at least 2 of the following symptoms: 

  • General symptoms : muscle pain, headache, intense fatigue or a significant loss of appetite 
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea

You should get tested at least 48 hours after the first symptoms appear and self-isolate until you get the result from testing.

Do not forget your medicare card.

Outside this schedule, if you are worried and wish to be tested for COVID-19, please call 1-877-644-4545.

Supplementary information:

  • The mobile testing unit has the capacity to conduct 50 to 70 tests a day for the first two days. In the following days, the testing capacity will increase to around 85 per day.
  • The mobile testing unit can test people in their cars or in person. When weather conditions warrant, Tempo shelters or the bus may be available for conducting the tests.
  • Directives on social distancing of 2 metres, wearing a mask and washing hands must be respected at all times. Security guards are always on the premises.

Testing for symptomatic individuals in the Laurentians

If you experience flu-like symptoms or symptoms associated with gastroenteritis or COVID-19 (fever, coughing, difficulty breathing):

  • Call the hotline at 1-877-644-4545 to obtain an assessment and to be directed to the appropriate resource

List of testing clinics in the Laurentians

  • Designated evalution clinic in Boisbriand
  • Designated evalution clinic in Mont-Laurier
  • Designated evalution clinic in Sainte-Agathe
  • Designated evalution clinic in Saint-Jérôme

Groups prioritized for testing

  • Individuals experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms (fever, coughing, difficulty breathing)
  • Asymptomatic individuals who have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextOther groups included in the Ministry of Health and Social Services testing strategy (In French only)

What to expect when being tested for COVID-19

When you arrive at the designated clinic, a security officer will validate your appointment and provide you with a mask that you will be required to wear until you leave. You will then be directed to the appropriate location and informed of the guidelines to follow.

When you are called to be tested, have your medical insurance card in hand. The nurse will ask you about your symptoms and will confirm your identity. Next, the nurse will perform the test by introducing a long-stemmed swab first into your throat, then into your nasal cavity to obtain a sample. It takes approximately 10 seconds to obtain an adequate sample. 

The entire process takes at most ten minutes if there is no waiting. 

 

You will be given your results within a week. Whether you tested positive or negative, you will be contacted with the result and the guidelines to follow, as required.