Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Spots Available This Weekend

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Spots Available This Weekend

April 23, 2020 - The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU), in partnership with the Superior North EMS Community Paramedicine Program, will be conducting COVID-19 testing this weekend at the TBDHU office at 999 Balmoral Street, in Thunder Bay.

This testing will take place on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 2020. Appointment times are available, individuals with ANY of the symptoms listed below are encouraged to contact the TBDHU at (807) 625-5900 or 1-888-294-6630 and they will be considered for testing this weekend.

Until further notice testing is available for anyone who has ANY of the following symptoms:

  • fever
  • new or worsening cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • fatigue
  • muscles aches
  • loss of appetite
  • sore throat/hoarse voice
  • runny nose
  • loss of taste and smell
  • diarrhea

COVID-19 symptoms can be mild to severe.

“I am encouraging people in the Thunder Bay area who are experiencing symptoms – whether they think they have COVID or not - to call TBDHU and arrange for testing. Even those with mild symptoms will be assessed for an appointment,” says Dr. Janet DeMille, Medical Officer of Health.

The testing will be completed while individuals remain in their vehicle. Further instructions will be provided at the time of booking. Appointments are required for testing. Walk-ins will not be seen. Please DO NOT present yourself at the TBDHU office.

Test results are available directly from the provincial laboratory system through an online portal. This Online Portal to access COVID-19 test results was launched on Sunday by the Government of Ontario and offers fast and secure access to test results on a computer or mobile device.

If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, first self-isolate and then use Ontario's Self-Assessment Tool to see if you need to seek further care.

If individuals in self-isolation develop symptoms, they should contact the Thunder Bay District Health Unit at (807) 625-5900 or toll-free: 1-888-294-6630.

For additional information about COVID-19 and the TBDHU area, please see the TBDHU Website and social media channels.

Additional updates will also be provided as needed. Visit Ontario's website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.


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