CURRENT COVID TESTING CLINICS ACROSS BC
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?
We recommend booking as far in advance as is possible. There is increasing demand for testing. Booking in advance will increase the likelihood that we will be able to accomodate your travel schedule.
You will need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) no more than 1 day before you travel by air into the United States. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight.
Currently available at select TMVC clinics and our location at Vancouver Intl. Airport (YVR). See our list of locations. We will update our website to show the latest information regarding locations for testing as additional clinics become available for this service.
For the most up to date information please call:
TMVC: 1-888.288.8682 or YVR: 1-604-424-4067
How long does it take to get results?
Lower Mainland Clinic test results are guaranteed within 24 hours of testing. Outside of the lower mainland PCR test results are guaranteed by the end of the next day. A Rush option is available for a fee. Antigen test results are available in 30 minutes.
Which collection method is used?
Most collections are performed via a bilateral nasal swab which is less invasive method. Some countries require a nasopharyngeal test.
Is the bi-nasal COVID-19 test painful?
No. The bi-nasal method is painless and recommended for screening purposes. We swab the front of the nose, not deep at the back, which can be painful.
How much does the test cost?
· COVID-19 PCR Nasal:
Lower Mainland (including YVR) - $149 +GST
Victoria - $249 +GST
Kelowna - $250 +GST
Nanaimo - $249 +GST (By request only)
· COVID-19 Antigen Test:
Lower Mainland (including YVR) - $69 +GST
Interior/Island - $69 +GST
· COVID-19 Antibody Test with signed requisition - $125 +GST
*Please Note* We will price match, service must be the exact same.
Is the test Health Canada approved?
Yes, this test has been approved by Health Canada.
Is this test covered by my Provincial MSP?
No. Screening tests for work or travel are not covered by public health services. Some extended medical plans may cover the cost if you submit the receipt.
How will I get my results?
If you have a negative test we will email you a lab report with details and date and time.
If you have a positive test, we will call you and discuss what happens next.