Testing and assessment

STEP 3 Visit one of our clinics

TESTING For surgery or medical reason

1-888-222-5075 or Fill out the online form (Available in French)

Notice to travellers

Instructions for travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Some countries require medical certificates or COVID-19 tests from travellers and nationals upon arrival. The result certificates we are currently providing do not fulfill the criteria required. 

DESIGNATED CLINICS

 

 

Location Opening hours

Argenteuil

634, rue Lafleur
J8H 1R8

***Only without an appointment

Fill out the registration form before getting tested.

Monday 8 AM to 3:45 PM

Tuesday 8 AM to 3:45 PM

Wednesday 10 AM to 5:45 PM

Boisbriand

610 boul. Curé-Boivin

***With or without an appointment

Fill out the registration form before getting tested.



Monday 8 AM to 3:45 PM

Tuesday 10 AM to 5:45 PM

Wednesday 8 AM to 3 :45 PM

Thursday 10 AM to 5:45 PM

Friday 8 AM to 3:45 PM

Saturday and Sunday 8 AM to 3:45 PM

Saint-Jérôme

Clinic: 609, 9e Rue J7Z 2Z2

***With or without an appointment

Fill out the registration form before getting tested.

Drive-Thru: 553, boul. des Laurentides -- Access by 9th Street *** Only without an appointment

Fill out the registration form before getting tested.

 

Monday to Friday 8 AM to 5:45 PM

Saturday and Sunday 8 AM to 3:45 PM 

 

Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

471, rue Léonard
J8C 0A3

***With or without an appointment

Fill out the registration form before getting tested.

 

Monday to Friday 8 AM to 3:45 PM

Saturday and Sunday 8 AM to 3:45 PM

Vallée de la Rouge

220, rue Labelle, Rivière-Rouge
J0T 1T0

***Only without an appointment

Fill out the registration form before getting tested.

Monday 8 AM to Noon

Wednesday 2 PM to 6 PM

Mont-Laurier

2561, chemin du Lièvre sud
J9L 3G3

***With or without an appointment

Fill out the registration form before getting tested.

 

 

Monday 8 AM to 4 PM

Tuesday 10 AM to 6 PM

Wednesday 8 AM to 4 PM

Thursday 10 to 6 PM

Friday 8 AM to 4 PM

Saturday and Sunday 8 AM to 4 PM


Waiting times are always more significant at the beginning of the week.

WAITING TIME AT WALK-IN CLINICS

Waiting times are available for all walk-in screening clinics.

Go to the COVID-19 Screening Platform and enter your postal code to find the screening clinic closest to you.

Follow your results

Once registration is complete, a user name will be sent by email

Access your account

Take a screening test

Please fill out the COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool before going to our facility. If a test is recommended :

Without an appointment

To make an appointment (in participating clinics)

If your test is required for medical reason, an surgery or an exam, we recommend making an appointment. 

  • Online form (available in French only) - call back between 8 AM and 4 PM (weekend and holidays) and between 8 AM and 6 PM (week days), 24 hours after the request
  • By phone : 1-888-222-5075 
  • CISSS des Laurentides employees : 1-866-963-2777 ext. 22683 (between 8AM and 4PM)
  • Register online before going to the clinic

COVID-19 GARGLE TESTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Gargle tests are now available to the public. These are done by testing saliva gathered by gargling. All the screening clinics in the Laurentians provide this service.

Exceptions apply to the following groups who cannot use this screening method:

  • Healthcare workers presenting symptoms associated with COVID-19.
  • Anyone without COVID-19-like symptoms whose condition might require intubation or a bronchoscopy within 48 hours.
  • Anyone without COVID-19-like symptoms who is awaiting an organ transplant, as well as the donor.
  • Children under the age of six.

Gargle tests are much less invasive and are an additional tool in our fight against COVID-19.

Practise before going to the clinic

We strongly recommend that you practise gargling at home before going to the clinic. You need a small glass and 5 mL of water. As you will be instructed during the screening test, you must gargle with water, keeping it in your mouth for 5 seconds, then in your throat with your head tilted back for 5 more seconds. This sequence must be repeated twice.

RAPID TESTS FOR BUSINESSES

To reduce the risk of outbreaks in workplaces, businesses can have free rapid tests for COVID-19 antigen detection for their staff located in Quebec. They can be requested from the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS). With these tests on hand, they can initiate a screening protocol when the first employee shows symptoms of COVID-19. 

Find all the details here.

When should I get tested?

WHO SHOULD GET TESTED?

  • Individuals experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms;
  • Individuals who have been in close contact with an infected person.

TESTING STRATEGY AND PRIORITIZATION 

Testing is prioritized based on the highest probability of finding cases in order to quickly begin investigations and contact tracing and thereby control outbreaks.

To know if a test is required, click here. 

Result request

To receive email confirmation of your test result

If you received your result by text message, a screen capture or message transfer can be used as written proof.

Written confirmation request form (In French)

To obtain your test result after 48 hours

If your test was done in a hospital or a long-term care facility (CHSLD), please contact them directly.

Result request form for test done in our clinics (In French)

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 24 to 72 hours. Negative results are transmitted by text or by phone. Positive result are always transmitted by phone to answer questions, give the guidelines to follow as well as start an investigation.