Drive-through COVID-19 testing clinics are available for travellers who require a COVID-19 test upon arrival to St. John’s and other entry points into the region, as per provincial travel regulations; testing clinics are by appointment only. Effective July 24, 2021, COVID-19 testing for travellers (St. John’s) will take place at the COVID-19 drive-through testing clinic at the Waterford Hospital (306 Waterford Bridge Road, St. John’s).
How to book an appointment?
Travellers who require a COVID-19 test upon arrival, as indicated by the provincial travel form, are asked to book a testing appointment in advance of their travel.
Appointments can be made online or by telephone at clinics located across the Eastern Health region:
- Online: https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlcovidtest/forms/68ww.
Note: Please click the above link or copy and paste the link into the address bar of an internet browser (Google Chrome is the preferred browser. If you experience issues accessing/loading the site, please open Google Chrome and clear your web browsing cache by clicking Ctrl+F5.).
- Phone: 1-833-951-3884 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
How does the testing works?
Individuals will remain in their vehicles during COVID-19 testing, and are reminded that they are required to self-isolate until a negative result is received.
Full details regarding testing and self-isolation requirements for travellers is available via the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador website: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/travel/travel-restrictions/.
What about people that do not have a vehicle?
Individuals who do not have access to a vehicle will be accommodated.
For those who require walk-up access, security will guide them to the appropriate lane upon entry.
To ensure the privacy of any individuals who attend the drive-through clinics, individuals are asked not to take photos, videotape or film at the clinics.
Please note that the process for self-assessment of COVID-19 symptoms has not changed.
The public is reminded that if they show any signs or symptoms, they should continue to complete the COVID-19 self-assessment and testing referral tool by clicking here, or call 811 if unable to complete the online assessment.
For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/public-health-guidance/covid-19/symptoms/.
We would like to thank the public for their co-operation during this time and wish everyone a safe and healthy summer.