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Getting tested for COVID-19 in Prairie Mountain Health

 

No Appointment Needed / No Need to Call Health Links

COVID-19 testing locations are now operating on a self-referral basis and no appointment is needed.  This is a first come - first served basis, therefore you may have to wait.  Please see our "Before you go to a testing site" recommendations below.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Should include one or more of the following for 24 hours:

        • Fever / chills (Body temperature higher than 38°C)
        • Cough
        • Sore Throat / hoarse voice
        • Shortness of breath / breathing difficulties
        • Loss of taste or smell
        • Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
        • Runny nose
        • Muscle aches
        • Fatigue
        • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
        • Headache
        • Skin rash of unknown cause
        • Nausea or loss of appetite
        • Poor feeding (if an Infant)

While many people will develop only mild symptoms, some groups appear to be more vulnerable to COVID-19. Those at higher risk typically develop more serious, even fatal, symptoms such as pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome and kidney failure.

High risk groups include those:

  • 60 years of age and older
  • living with chronic health conditions (e.g. diabetes, heart, renal or chronic lung conditions)
  • with weakened immune systems (e.g. cancer)

Symptoms of COVID-19 or other coronaviruses may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to the virus.

 

Before you go to a testing location

 

   

1. 

Take the online self-assessment test ahead of visiting a screening location. 

***This screening tool will help you decide if you should get tested or not.

 

   

 2. 

 Remember to bring your Manitoba Health card with you if you have. 

 

Testing Locations in Prairie Mountain Health

All Prairie Mountain Health testing locations are drive thru services, however if you do not have access to a vehicle, pedestrian/walk up service is available. 

        • We encourage clients to attend the testing site that is in the town/city which is within a one hour driving distance from your community.  
        • If you have further question Health Links- Info Sante at 1-888- 315-9257.
Dauphin

Location:  Community Health Services Building Parking Lot

625 Third St. SW

Hours:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm  Monday to Friday - OPEN regular hours on holiday Monday, August 3rd.

Swan River

Location:  Swan Valley Primary Care Centre Parking Lot

1000 Main St.

Hours:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm Monday to Friday - OPEN regular hours on holiday Monday, August 3rd.

Brandon

Location:  Towne Centre Parkade.

Accessible off the corner of 8th Street & Princess Avenue 

        • Enter by going north on 8th Street directly into Parkage
        • OR  go west on Princess Avenue (one way street);
          and turn right at corner of 8th Street & Princess at the light

Hours:  8:45 am - 3:15 pm Monday to Saturday

  • Closed for lunch Mon - Fri 12:00 - 12:30 pm.
  • OPEN regular hours on holiday Monday, August 3rd.

 

Waterhen

Location:  Primary Health Care Centre Parking Lot

104 North Mallard Road

Hours:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm  Mondays and Wednesdays - CLOSED on holiday Monday, August 3rd.

Please call 204-628-3329 prior to arriving to answer some screening questions. 

When you arrive, honk your horn and wait in your vehicle for assistance.

Camperville

Location:  Primary Health Care Centre Parking Lot

PTH #20 South

Hours:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm  Mondays and WednesdaysCLOSED on holiday Monday, August 3rd.

Please call 204-524-2169 prior to arriving to answer some screening questions. 

When you arrive, honk your horn and wait in your vehicle for assistance.

Russell - Temporary Location 

Location:  EMS garage Parking Lot, next to the Russell Health Center

Temporary Dates:  Opening day - Friday, July 24.  Closed for the weekend (July 25/26) and will reopen Monday - Friday, July 27 to July 31.

Hours:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

No appointment required.  

 

Killarney - Temporary Location 

Location:  Tri-Lake Health Centre Killarney - Front Parking Lot (86 Ellis Drive)

Temporary Dates:  Wednesday - Friday, July 29 to July 31.

Hours:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

No appointment required.  

 

After You've been tested

  • You must self-isolate until you receive your test result.  To obtain your test result, see below.
  • Self-isolation means staying home and keeping away from others.  
    • For more information on isolation and self-monitoring, click here.
  • If you are a health care worker, contact Occupational Health to determine a date of return for work.

If your symptoms worsen (e.g., shortness of breath, breathing difficulties), or if you have questions or concerns, please call Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257.

 

Get Your Results

Online

Visit https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/test-results/.

By phone:

Negative COVID-19 results are also available by phone seven days a week between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Call the Public Health COVID-19 Contact Centre 1-844-960-1984. You will be asked to provide information from your Manitoba Health Registration Card to verify your identity.

You will be contacted directly ONLY IF:
      • Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are contacted directly by Public Health.
      • Health-care workers who test positive for COVID-19 will be contacted by Occupational Health

 

More Questions about Getting Tested?

 Please call Health Links- Info Sante at 1-888- 315-9257

 

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