Covid-19 Information for British Columbia
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Updates for British Columbia – May 29, 2023
Spring COVID-19 booster doses are being offered to people in BC who are at most risk. Government invitations to book appointments are being sent to eligible patients.
For more information on current eligible patient groups and booking information, visit Get a COVID-19 booster - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca) or call Get Vaccinated at 1-833-838-2323.
Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Clinics in BC
Fast, Accessible & Private COVID-19 Testing
London Drugs now offers asymptomatic COVID-19 testing using either RT-PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) method or Rapid Antigen. The collection is done at our Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP) approved consultation rooms in partnership with FastTest at select London Drugs store locations. This test is suitable for those that need it for work, school, or international travel. Please note that COVID-19 travel requirements vary by country and are constantly changing; some countries may require a blood test. You may find more information about travel requirements on the IATA website.
RT-PCR Testing is available for $150.00 + tax (if applicable), with guaranteed results by 4PM next day
Rapid Antigen Testing certified for travel, is available for $90 + tax (if applicable), with results as soon as 20 minutes or less
What is an Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Clinic?
Before London Drugs considered participation in this Asymptomatic testing program, we evaluated the safety of our staff first and foremost. The emphasis needs to be made that this is for Asymptomatic individuals only. Prior to any testing, individuals interested in Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing will be screened by the pharmacists to assess eligibility. Eligibility for the test hinges on the individual having no known symptoms AND no known exposure to COVID-19. It is important to note that anyone exhibiting any symptoms, or anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, will be immediately referred to their health care provider or told to call 8-1-1, and to self-isolate and not come to the pharmacy.
What to know before your Clinic visit
Testing appointments at other select London Drugs locations will be conducted in our approved private clinic rooms in the pharmacy.
The testing consists of a nasal swab performed by a trained pharmacist or clinic staff and evaluated by an accredited private lab. In the event of a positive result, Public Health will be notified by the accredited lab or clinic, who will then be in contact with you directly.